By justin. Sofa Bed. Published at Thursday, April 27th, 2017 - 10:44:11 AM.
How to Wrap a Sofa-Bed for Moving and Storage With Moving Blankets Wrapping a sofa bed for moving with moving blankets requires some skill and experience. Sofas, and especially sofa-beds, are bulky and heavy furniture. If you do not have experience, wrapping a sofa bed with moving blankets it is probably better left for professional household movers on the move day. On the other hand, a Quilted Sofa Cover can easily be used for moving a couch, and then reused to cover a sofa for long term storage, protection from dirt, dust, pet claws, fading from sun exposure, etc. Regular sofas normally do not present much of a challenge, because even though they are large - they are light-weight, but a large heavy sofa-bed might cause you trouble on the move day. Before you attempt to move your sofa: Before wrapping a sofabed ("hide-a-bed" couch) for moving, make sure that the sofa can fit through the doors and can be safely moved out and brought into your new home. Try to remember if the sofa bed was moved in as one piece or if it was assembled inside. Was there any remodeling done, that might have narrowed the hallway? If you think that the sofa would not fit through the door, call the original store or sofa-bed manufacturer and see if they can come and disassemble it for you and then reassemble in the new place. This service might cost around $175.00 and it is well worth it. Bear in mind that the blanket wrap will add an inch or two to the dimensions of your sofa and this can make a big difference. Sometimes it is better to just move the sofa out as is and then wrap it in the moving truck. Most of the time experienced movers can maneuver the sofa-bed out by skillfully rotating it around the corners and carrying it through doorways just at the right angle. But that is not always the case and forcing the sofa through a tight spot is the recipe for moving damage, which can be done to the sofa itself or to the walls and doors of your home. Prepare sofa-bed for wrapping: So how to wrap the sofa bed correctly as professional movers do? First, inspect your sofa-bed. Some are constructed with solid padded sections under the fabric, in others the fabric is stretched over a hollow frame. NOTE: if the sofa-bed with hollow frame is incorrectly laid on its back on a moving dolly, the frame may crack under the weight of the sofa-bed. Also, if you load anything heavy on or against one of these hollow sections - the fabric might deform permanently and this will damage the sofa. Take cushions off the sofa. You want to make the sofa as light as possible, especially if you have to carry it up or down the stairs. Place the cushions in a wardrobe box or tie up together by a strap or rope facing each other. To avoid wrinkling of the "Skirt" of a couch - lift the skirting and rubber band it loosely against the fabric. (NOTE: very tight rubber band or tape can leave an impression or dent in naugahyde and velvet finishes.) Next, if this is a sofa bed - tie up the bed frame to the sofa frame. You can use any type of packing rope, moving strap, or make a tie up out of a packing tape. Cover sofa with moving blankets. Now it is time to start wrapping. It takes 4 moving blankets of regular size (72 x 80 inches) to cover a sofa bed. Move the sofa away from the wall so you can walk around it. Place the first blanket to cover the front down to the floor (allow enough to go under the bottom) and just to fold over the back. Place the second blanket to cover the back. Make sure to allow enough blanket to cover the bottom under the sofa and somewhat overlap over the front blanket. Now place one blanket on each side, making sure it covers the sides and the back and front corners and has enough to go under the bottom. These moving blankets would overlap the front and back blankets. At this point your sofa should be completely covered in blankets. To secure the moving blankets on the sofa you can use rubber bands or tape. NOTE: If you are wrapping sofa in the moving truck or it is possible to just roll it out on a moving dolly - rubber bands would suffice. But if you are planning to maneuver the sofa-bed through the doorway or move the couch down the stairs, you have to use packing tape. Rubber bands do not provide sufficient hold and blankets can slip off the sofa. Mover would have no "grip" on the sofa to carry it. Securing moving blankets on the Sofa. Start taping the blankets on sofa in the middle (vertical), somewhere half the total height of the sofa and then go along the seating area from side to side. Starting just under the armrests and going along the frame right under the seat from one side to the other. Make sure to tuck and fold loose corners of the blanket neatly around the corners of the sofa and catch them with tape, so they cover the sofa sides and corners properly and do not hang loose. This will hold all four blankets in position. Go around over the same layer of tape at least 4 -5 times. This will provide strong support for carrying the sofa. Next, roll the tape around the armrests to secure side blankets in place then, go along the back of sofa. At this point you should have the blankets secured the long way. Now stand the sofa up on its side and wrap across in at least three sections: right over the armrests, and in the middle. For very long sofas make two midsection bands to catch the edges of the side blankets. Fold the excess of the moving blankets over the bottom. (There is no need to cover the whole bottom, unless you want to, but it is important to cover the corners.) Remove the legs, if removable. If legs cannot be removed - wrap and tape the moving blanket around the legs of the sofa-bed. Flip the sofa and do the same for the other side. Now your sofa-bed is wrapped and ready to go. How to wrap a sofa bed using a sofa cover. If wrapping sofa bed with moving blankets sounds like a lot of work - get a quilted sofa cover. Quilted sofa covers are made out of the same premium quilted moving blanket material and have three tie ups at the bottom. The whole process becomes very simple: cover the sofa with a sofa cover, stand it up on its side, or lay on the back and tie the tie ups together. Tips: 1 - if you have a light colored upholstered sofa - place a plastic sofa cover first before wrapping with moving blankets. 2 - to make a tie out of a packing tape - unroll as much tape as you can with your arms stretched. Then fold it sticky surface in. Squeeze the tape so it sticks to itself - now you can tie up your sofa bed frame securely. 3 - if you have a leather sofa - use cardboard corners to protect the edges and corners of the sofa. 4 - Do not put sofa on blankets, put moving blankets on sofa! You might have seen recommendation to put blankets on the floor first and then put sofa on top of the blanket to wrap it. Doing it this way is very inefficient, labor intensive and time consuming. (Time is money, especially when you hire movers. And in this case what is good for mover is not necessarily good for you). This method requires additional floor space to lay down blankets, while the sofa is still occupying its own space. Then you need a helper to put the sofa on the blanket and to keep the falling ends of the blanket up when you try to tape them. And last, but not least the sofa bed legs (if not removed) will create holes and destroy the blanket when the sofa is pushed around in the moving truck.
Small Sofa Beds - Help You Sleep Better When Your Guests Sleep On Your Bed The appearance of a normal sleeper sofa has no different with standard sofas, and you can transform them into beds whenever you need them. When you open them up, youll get a standard size bed offering you comfortable sleeping space. If your family and friends often come to your place, having a sofa bed is very beneficial. Sofa beds always come with a storage space to keep the bedding inside when not needed. Besides helping you to save space, they can add a luxury look when you place it in your living room. With the stylish designs of couch beds, you can easily find one that matches with the setting of your living room. Space always becomes one main problem for people who live in small apartments. Limited space gives them difficulty when they have to arrange furniture, especially if they want to make their small apartments to have a classy look. A bed, side tables, chairs and nightstands are common furniture in a standard-sized bedroom. However, if all those furniture are put in a small bedroom, then the bedroom will look similar to a storage area. Since a small sofa bed does not consume much space, it will be a good addition to your bedroom. You might not know but adding seating furniture in bedroom is the latest trend in interior design. Just add a stylish couch and you can transform your standard bedroom into a fabulous one. If you already have a cozy bedroom, placing a sleeper sofa can make your bedroom looks more spacious. When you want to buy a sleeper settee, you have to consider your room décor and the furniture in your room. You have to make sure that the settee bed matches with other furniture in your room and the overall room décor. In terms of quality and durability, it is highly recommended to find a sofa bed that has a strong frame and quality inner springs. Internet is the best place to find stylish small sofa beds that match with your needs. There are many retailers that provide complete collections of sofa beds in various styles, fabrics, patterns, and designs. Purchasing online allows you to browse thousands of collections at many different retailers within minutes. You do not have to waste time on the road to visit one store to another just to find the right sofa bed for your room. Moreover, shopping online enables you to compare prices between stores so you can find your favorite couch at the most competitive price. Although there are many retailers that you can find on the internet, it is highly recommended to purchase small sofa beds from reputable retailers that offer affordable prices.
Microfiber Sofa Beds - Choosing One Many people claim that sofa beds are even better than ordinary sofas because of their convenience and two different purposes, offering you comfortable seating as well as an additional sleeping place. The sofa is ideal if you have some unexpected guests over or you enjoy lying in front of the television in your living room. These beds can be made from a variety of materials, but microfiber sofa beds are again claimed to be even better than others because of: - its durability, - stain resistance, - dust and lint-free fibers for allergy sufferers, - low maintenance - easy cleaning - great variety of bright colors (and its usually colorfast) Before choosing a sofa bed you should know what to look for. The first thing to consider is how often it would be used and who will use it the most - is it more likely going to be children or older people? Sofa beds come in the same sizes as regular beds. You can purchase those which fold out into a single or a double bed. Except for the traditional two or three seaters, small chair beds and corner group beds are also commonly available. It is advisable that you start by measuring the area where you want to put it. Make sure that you get the correct width and length measurements before purchasing your sofa. When shopping around for an ideal sofa, you have to look at the quality and comfort, but also at how easy it is to unfold the sofa into a bed. It should be firm, but not too hard, cozy enough to sleep on, but not feel like youre sinking when sitting on it. They should provide your guests with the same comfort as an ordinary bed. There are many types in the market, including: - Convertible or Clic-Clac Sofa Beds Features a built-in cushion with sprung backs which requires only a simple lift until you hear a click and then folds down to change into a comfortable bed. - Foam Mattress - Pullout Sofa Beds The simplest and usually the least expensive one of all. When folding down the seating area, it changes into a small foam bed, recommended for occasional use. - The Metal Action - Pullout Sofa Beds These ones are recommended for regular use and are also changed into a bed by pulling out the seating area, but the mattress is held up by the metal legs instead of lying on the floor, making it feel like a real bed. Try to look at the different types and find the one that suits your needs, depending on how often the sofa will be used for sleeping. Youll find that microfiber sofa beds are an excellent furniture investment and a great alternative. With their simple designs, attractive looks and multi-purposes, they are sure to be an economical solution to your additional seating and sleeping needs.
Single Sofa Beds Vs Double Sofas Our homes are fast shrinking these days. Most of us do not have a spare room that can be given to the guests. Extra rooms in most house-holds are used as laundry room, office room or library; but not guest rooms. With these factors in mind, furniture manufacturers often come with new kinds of dual or multiple use furniture. A sofa bed has evolved and become popular in the same way. They are available for different purposes, in different styles and designs. People have their own likes and dislikes about every piece of furniture they purchase for their homes. They available in different sizes and styles. The popular sizes available are single and double sofa beds. You can decide on the size that suits your requirement and purchase one accordingly. Both these varieties are available in traditional and contemporary looks. However, those that is made in a contemporary style might cost a little more than the normal beds; but they are still affordable. The first and foremost factor that you need to consider before deciding on whether to purchase a single and double sofa is the size of the room or the space available to put your sofa bed in. If you have comfortable space to put a single sofa in and if you feel that you might need to squeeze at the ends to move around the room if you purchase a double sofa, it is better to go with the former. In this case, if you purchase a double sofa, your room might look too crammed leaving little or no living space. The type of bed you purchase will depend on the guests you might have, staying with you overnight. However, if the room available is limited, but if you are sure that you may have two guests staying with you for some time, you cannot help but purchase a double bed. There are a number of styles in which double sofas are made available, based on the different situations you may face. In a situation as explained above, you can purchase a fold down sofa bed, which does not look too huge. It is also called a click clack bed. These beds are less comfortable when compared to the normal pull out sofa beds. However, they are very user-friendly and not very expensive. Most of the double sofa beds available in the market provide you with additional storage space, which you can make use of to accommodate your bed sheets, covers and pillow. However, click clack beds do not provide excess storage space. It is the ideal choice if you have limited space in your apartment to put your bed in. Single sofa beds are also known as day beds. Single beds are available in the market along with mattresses of suitable sizes. Single sofa beds look more like a sofa than a bed. You can purchase a corner single bed, if you are extremely crammed for space. These can be used as a comfortable sofa during the day, and the guest can pull it to the center of the room as a comfortable bed to sleep in at night.
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