The adage goes that life’s only certainties are death and taxes, but we think it’s fair to add moving to that list. At some point in your life, you’ll need to move – whether you’ve outgrown a tiny apartment, need to downsize to a lower-maintenance home, accepted a job in a far-flung locale or decided you need a change of scenery.

Moving can throw new stresses and challenges at you. For instance, what about when you need to haul a couch or other bulky items and don’t own a truck? Read on for our top tips for how to move a couch without a truck.

1. Borrow or Rent

If you are lucky enough to have a friend or relative who owns a truck, you may call on them for help moving your couch. Be sure to show your gratitude by offering to buy them gas or paying to have a meal like pizza or sandwiches delivered.

If you don’t know any truck owners, consider posting an online wanted ad on a service like Craigslist – you might be surprised by how many people in your community are ready and willing to help. Finally, some businesses such as hardware stores offer short-term truck or trailer rentals by the hour or the day.

2. Call a Haul-Away Service

If you need to move a couch, appliances and other large belongings you don’t intend to keep, consider calling a haul-away service. If the items are in good condition, you can give them a second life and help needy people in your community by donating them to somewhere like Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

However, if the couch or appliances are broken, moldy, dirty or have otherwise reached the end of their usable lifespan, you can contact us to pick up and take away the items for you. Our junk removal service will reuse and recycle when possible and safely, responsibly discard whatever we can’t.

3. Disassemble It

Depending on what type of couch you own, you might be able to break it down into smaller components that fit in your backseat or trunk and haul it in pieces. Remove all the cushions, and if your couch is a sectional, separate it. If anything isn’t designed to detach, leave it in place. For example, if your couch’s legs don’t unscrew from the base, forcing them off could break your furniture. If you remove any nails, screws or other tiny parts when breaking down your couch, stow them all together in a packing cube to make it easier to put everything back together when the time comes.

4. Hire a Professional Moving Team

While many people living on a budget assume they can only afford to do a DIY move, you might be pleasantly surprised to find how affordable our services can be! Request a quote today to learn more about our moving and storage services, including packing, junk removal, pickup and delivery.

Our professional movers are experts at moving even the heaviest or most sensitive possessions without causing any damage to your property. Let us take care of the logistical aspects of your move while you focus on other important responsibilities.