How Much Does it Cost to Move a Sofa?

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Moving can be stressful and time-consuming. It is important that you hire the right moving company for your move, so here are some tips on how much does it cost to move a sofa?

Couches are among the largest items in your home. Moving it across the living room or even to another room can take up a lot of energy and effort.

I’m sure you know already that couches can be tricky to move during a house move. 

They can be costly to move across the country. Sometimes much more expensive than a new couch!

So is it worth moving this cumbersome furniture piece across the country or coming up with another solution? Let’s find out together.

The Cost to Move a Sofa


You might pay between $200 and $600 or more to move a sofa. Depending on the size and location, a small sofa will cost between $100-$300, while a large sofa costs about $200-$600. The price depends on many factors such as:

Size – A smaller couch may only weigh 50 pounds, whereas a larger couch could weigh 100+ lbs.

Location – You can for the distance also, so be prepared to pay more if you have an extra-long drive ahead of you.

Insurance – If you decide to use movers, then make sure they are covered by insurance

Type – Some types of couches, like leather ones, have a high value compared to others.

Condition – Is the couch old or new?

Valuable – How valuable is the sofa? Are there any special features attached to it?

What is the best way to move a sofa

There are several ways to ship a sofa which we hope you’ll consider before making a decision. Here are Some options:

Try and move it on your own, by yourself, or with help from friends and family. This will be so much cheaper and easier.

Wrap it in plastic wrap to prevent stains or scratches. This method works well when transporting delicate pieces. Professional movers who specialize in shipping couches will do this all the time.

If your hiring a van or have a car big enough, use carpets and bags of clothes to act as cushions. This will protect the fabric and keep them clean. It will also prevent it from moving during transit.

To move a sofa, be aware of the many dangers, risks, and challenges that come along with doing so. You also have the option of hiring a professional mover to handle the job for you.

How much does it cost to move a sofa

It is cheaper to move furniture locally than hiring movers. You can hire a van. The cost of renting a van depends on the rental company, size of the moving vehicle, renting period, and time of year. Make sure to check pricing with a few companies to get the best value.

The average cost of local movers is between $60 and $80 per hour for 2 movers.

It is easy to find a company that will help you move quickly and easily, and it’s possible to get a quote from multiple companies.

You can save money if you decide to hire a local mover to do the job for you, and it’s less convenient and time-consuming to do it on your own.

Affordable moving companies exist. However, some people prefer to go through their personal network instead of using online services because they feel comfortable working directly with the owner. Chat with friends and family to see if they can recommend anyone.

The price will depend on the size of the piece of furniture.

If using professionals, ask about any additional costs associated with packing materials, boxes, etc.

Should you Move your Sofa at all

The fundamental question here is should you move your sofa or simply buy a new one?

It comes down to how valuable the item is and what the current condition is. 

First get an idea of the value of the sofa and then how much it will cost to move. I think that’s a logical place to start Moving a sofa is usually more expensive than buying a new one. The reason is that you’re paying for the labor involved in getting the thing moved.

When considering whether or not to move a sofa, take into account its age, condition, and style. A good rule of thumb is to avoid moving anything older than 10 years unless it has sentimental value.

A lot of times, people don’t want to pay extra for something that isn’t worth very much, which makes total sense.

How much will it cost to move a couch locally

Most of the time, the best way to move a couch locally is to load it on your own vehicle, and with the help of friends, this will cost you nothing. 

Make sure to have everything secure if you take a sharp turn or come to a sudden stop with a sofa in an otherwise empty vehicle. The sofa will move around and present a risk to your safety.

You could rent a moving truck and again, with friend and family, pack it and do it yourself easily.

Hire some local professionals to do this for you. This can be very cheap and if moving within city limits can be really quick.

How much will it cost to move a couch across the country

Compared to moving a couch locally (within a state), moving a couch across the nation will be more expensive.

Things that come into play here are:

1. What distance are you moving

2. What’s the weight of the sofa

3. How long will you need to move it

4. Is there going to be stairs involved

5. What’s the value of the sofa (Insurance value if there is any damage)

Moving a couch across the country costs on average $400 to $500. It can be something you need professional furniture movers to do for you. Heavy furniture adds to the cost and how many pieces of furniture you’ll be moving.

The cost to ship furniture can vary so much. Make sure you compare pricing with different shipping companies before making a decision.

Ready to Go

We hope the information above has helped in a small way and given you some ideas. Remember to check pricing with several companies before deciding which ones to use.

If friends can help all the better, this will not just save money but also give you memories of trying to get the sofa around tight corners, downstairs, and packing.  I know I have good fun memories of doing this a few times, and we still laugh at some things.

Thanks again. Good luck!

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