Couch Removal: How to Dismantle a Couch
Break down the old, unwanted sofa you can’t sell
There are a number of reasons for needing to dismantle a sofa. Whether you want to throw it out without having to rent a dumpster or you can’t get it to physically fit through the door, it’s possible to take it apart yourself. This way, once it’s broken down into smaller pieces you can move it or throw it away with ease. Just remember to use caution if you plan to reassemble the couch later. Read on for some basic couch removal instructions, no matter your reason for taking it apart.
- First, remove the cushions and set them aside.
- Turn the sofa over so its back is on the floor and remove the legs by unscrewing them. Put the legs aside.
- Take off the sofa upholstery by pulling out the staples. Use a staple remover or a flathead screwdriver to do this.
- Remove the upholstery so you can see the frame of the couch so you can see the fasteners that attach the arms to the base.
- Once the arms and base are exposed, remove the arms. There might be screws or bolts attaching them, so come prepared with a flathead screwdriver, Philip’s head screwdriver, wrench, and Allen wrench. Unfasten the arms and continue pulling back the upholstery. If you plan to reassemble the couch, remove the arms, but leave the upholstery as intact as you possibly can.
- Next, remove the upholstery that attaches the seat to the back. Unfasten the screws or bolts that hold them together, removing upholstery as you work.
- Finally, your sofa has been disassembled! Now’s the time to either throw it out in the curbside trash in pieces or move it to its new home and reassemble it.
For Help with your Couch Removal…
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