We searched for a mover on kijiji.ca (seemed fitting) and prices ranged from $50-85 for a sofa transport 15 km, with hubby providing one-half of the required muscle. After some chatting, one mover agreed to $40 but his van, although clean, wasn't cream-sofa clean (nor were his hands, I'm betting). And, although leather is easy to clean, I cringed at the thought of mucking the sofa up before we even got it home. But between the two of us, Hubby and I (mostly Hubby) have moved about seven times in ten years, so we've picked up some tips & tricks.
What's our tip in this case? Furniture-sized plastic wrap! Office supplies stores and Costco both carry this delightfully clingy wrap and we've use it to wrap furniture, artwork, things that won't fit into boxes - even to keep drawers from sliding out of dressers during a move.
That's the secret to how the cream-coloured sofa stayed smudge-free on the journey over. Maybe we should have left the plastic wrap on so we can keep it that way?