We pick up the story about 20 minutes in. A local thrift store most salt lake residents love, the DI ..... home to many deals to fill your house's empty space. On this day we needed to replace an old couch. Seemingly always stuff you "need" stands out at you. This couch stood out from the flower pattern and burnt orange couches from the 70s. Also it had a fold out bed. Nice!
We took exact measurements of how tall and wide the couch would have to be to fit downstairs. This entrance was tricky because it had to come in and then immediately down the stairs lookers left from outside. This couch at the DI fit the bill. 30 dollars and it was ours. We got it home, waltzed to the door with it, and immediately realized it wasnt going to fit.
Step one: try to fit in but then have to remove the outside door, even the storm door, to maximize useable space. This helped, but just led us on.
Step two: remove all cushions cushions surely will block the couch from coming into the house.
Step three: was remove the fabric on the outside (for some reason) this is where we pick up with the photos.
Step four: remove the sleeper sofa, this will make it lighter and easier to get down the stairs.
Step six: try to manuvr the couch in
it helps to try many different angles, even the slightest tip could allow it in.
nope back it out, its not gonna fit.
step seven: REMOVE HANDRAIL this handrail is a part of the wall. that doesnt matter, getting this couch down to the tv is all that matters.
still doesnt fit, then we realize. the ARM of the couch is too tall, yea the other measurements worked but the ARM, damn! the obvious next step is remove the arm, flip the couch up and slide it down the stairwell.
VICTORY IS OURS!
spend another 2 hours putting it backtogether then reapplying the fabric and you have yourself a great story.