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How much does a sofa bed weigh?

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September 20, 2013 under Moving Labor

Answered by Robert Moreschi

September 26, 2013

Great question, I'll be happy to answer it! A sofa bed, despite the fact that it can be used as both a sofa and a bed, is primarily a sofa first, with the option of folding out into a bed. Now that we've cleared that up and properly defined what constitutes your typical sofa bed, the average one will weigh somewhere around 350 pounds.

Some sofa beds are larger than others and some sofa beds are designed differently, which can have an impact on how much it ultimately ends up weighing. Nonetheless, moving a sofa bed requires a good amount of preparation and more than a few helping hands to lift and move the sofa to load it onto the moving truck.

Preparing your sofa bed for the move

  • Remove all pillows, bedding and cushions from the sofa. Moving a large piece of furniture like a sofa bed is much easier if you remove all loose components that can fall off during the move and get in your way. Pack all your pillows and cushions separately before moving the sofa and also remember to remove all bedding from the fold-out bed. Secure the bed inside the sofa and make sure it wo not come tumbling out when you try to move it.
  • Cover the sofa with packing blankets or couch covers. Protective covering for your couch will protect it from any stains, water damage or dust during the move or while it's on the truck. Couch covers are relatively easy to find and can even be used to protect your couch in your new home after your move is over.
Moving your sofa bed
  • Always lift with your legs, not with your back. If you're going to be moving the sofa bed yourself, make sure you have the help of a few people when carrying the sofa bed out of the house. Also, it's important that you always lift heavy items with your legs and not with your back, as doing so can cause injury.
  • Hire professional movers to lend a hand. Large, heavy items like sofa beds are difficult to move on your own, which is why it's always a smart idea to hire professional movers and packers to handle it for you.
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