Moving a sofa is not just difficult in terms of weight, but mathematically tricky. In fact, you may be thinking “how do I get my sofa through a door?” because it seems nigh-on impossible.
The ‘Moving Sofa Problem’, a concept explored in 1968 by mathematician John Hammersley, was created to see what is the largest radius that can be fit around a corner. Because of this mathematical impossibility, it is most often easier to take your couch apart if you’re looking to throw it away. This means less manoeuvring, less weight to carry, and an easier time when trying to fit it in your car. But how do you dismantle a sofa?