Moving Furniture/loveseat fit


QUESTION: Hi, I'm looking to purchase a 36"x27.5"x51.5" loveseat and move it into a room that has a 27" width frame.  Do you think this will fit?

Thank you!

ANSWER: Hello Kevin,

I am assuming the height of the loveseat is 27.5"? It really depends on the style. Is it the type where the back is higher than the arms or is it the type where the arms and back are the same height? If it's the second type it will depend if the material can be compressed enough to "squeeze" it through. Most importantly........the arm height MUST BE LOWER than 27" on whatever type of sofa it is.

Let me know if this sounds right to you. Send me a picture of the sofa if possible.If the sofa has a height of 36" will not fit.



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QUESTION: Thank you, Harry, for your very prompt reply and helpful guidance.

The sofa I'm considering doesn't have arms; here is a link showing a photo of the loveseat (don't worry, I wouldn't order the lime green one ;-)).

ANSWER: Hi Kevin,

You forgot to include the sofa  If the sofa has no arms, I do not see any major difficulties with getting it through. The loveseat can be stood on end with the back going through the doorway first then tuned. As far as I can see, you should be ok.

Any thoughts?


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Wow, I wish I was as quick to respond to emails as you are.  Sorry about not including the link, here you go.

I appreciate your continued help!


Hi Kevin,

That is a cool looking couch! I think if I sat in that I wouldn't be able to get up again. I don't see any problems with getting it in. It will need to be swung around the door frame as it goes through on end so there should be some space on the other side of the door opening to make the swing.

All in all you should be fine.

Keep me posted,


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Moving your furniture. I would like to answer all questions dealing with the proper techniques of how to move ANY type of furniture, including difficult doorways and stairways. Also, all questions dealing with the proper packing of breakables including antiques. All general questions concerning the moving and storage industry will be answered. I cannot recommend a particular mover in a person`s neighborhood but i can explain how to obtain a company in good standing with the community. I have been in the moving and storage industry for almost four decades! I am located in Massachusetts.


I have almost four decades of experience in the moving & storage industry. When I was a small boy my father introduced me into the moving business and I have been hooked ever since. At first I started out as a young laborer untill I was old enough to drive a furniture van. As time went on I drove 18-wheelers around the country moving small shipments as well as large corporate relocations. I was taught the old school methods by men that were craftsman in their field. I learned how to pack the most delicate of breakables as well as museum pieces. It was common practice to do estimates and even the actual ratings on interstate jobs. Doing commercial moves were a big part of my moving career over the years. Some of the big names that I delt with were "GE","MICROSOFT","FIDELITY INVESTMENTS" AND "AMERICAN EXPRESS". As the years went by my family retired and sold the business (not my choice). I went on to establish my own moving company which ran for 12 years before I phased out the physical moving itself. Today I have developed a consulting service where I advise future furniture buyers as well as people moving for the first time on what to expect from their upcoming adventure. Furniture buyers are advised on what size furniture will fit through their narrow doorways and tight hallways. By choosing furniture with the right dimensions will narrow down the probability of the furniture being returned back to the store. That is not a scenario people want after waiting 8-12 weeks for their new furniture. I can also help people to understand the proper procedures of a first time move in their lives. I tell them what is to be expected,how they can save money,how to choose a good mover and what is involved with getting the packing done.

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