Nothing ruins a moving day faster than standing outside your new house in the rain while your furniture gets wet, because it will not fit through the door. What is even better is standing on a busy downtown sidewalk because it will not even get through the main door to get up to your loft. Do not assume that just because something fits through the door of your current home that there will be no problem at your future home.
Measure Ahead of Time
Obviously, the easiest way to avoid being in this undesirable situation is to measure ahead of time. It is a simple task yet many people neglect to do it. Keep in mind that you also need to measure hallways, elevators, and stairways, especially those with railings. This will tell you ahead of time if you need to sell those larger pieces. You may also want to just donate them and take the tax write off.
Try Different Angles
If you know a piece should fit based on measurements that you took, then maybe you just need to try maneuvering it through the door at a different angle. It is a soft couch or chair that can squeeze through, be careful not to rip the fabric on the door. Some pieces may need to be slowly fit through on an angle. Watch your fingers and take your time. If you rush you could end up with a long scratch in that wood coffee table from the door jam. Read More