How To Fix A Sagging Couch

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As your couch ages, its cushions may begin to sag. If your couch is drooping and you want it to have a firmer feel again, this blog post is for you! Follow the steps below to repair your sagging couch without having to buy a new one.

Check the legs.

Next, check the legs for damage. Look for loose screws and uneven legs or legs that have sagged down too far. If you notice any of these problems, you will need to adjust the legs before proceeding with this project.

Flip it over.

Flip the couch over.

In order to do this, you’ll want to remove all of your cushions and the batting inside them. Make sure that you’ve got a flat surface on which to place your couch—a garage floor is ideal, but if you don’t have one available, just be sure that you lay down some old sheets or something similar so that nothing gets dirty.

Once everything’s been removed from within the couch, flip it over so that it’s resting on its back (you may need some help with this part).

With it flipped over and lying on its back, check for any damage or loose hardware. You should look at all four corners first: if any of those screws are missing or damaged then they need replacing; also check for any bolts at each corner of the frame—if these loosen up enough then they can cause sagging as well due to their weight pulling down on them when people sit down on top of them.

Get a new support system.

You can get a new support system. You might want to measure your couch or the sagging part of your couch and order one that fits. If you do this, make sure it’s designed for your type of furniture and that it has a removable cover (so you can clean it).

Re-stuff it.

Remove the old stuffing. Take out a piece of fabric from your couch, and then use scissors to cut away any excess fabric hanging around. Take care not to cut into the batting (the polyester fiber that will provide cushioning).

Pull out all of the existing stuffing. Use a vacuum cleaner with an attachment designed to get into small crevices or corners for this step, as it will make the process easier and faster. Once you’re done vacuuming, use your hands to pull out any remaining bits of old stuffing from between cushions and along seams in the furniture’s construction (for example, between where two pieces of fabric meet).

Replace it with new stuffing. Now that all of the old material has been removed, you can start putting in new pieces as well as filling up gaps left by removing too much fluff during cleanup! It’s important that you don’t skimp on materials here; if there are large gaps between cushions or other parts of your couch when finished filling them up with batting/polyester fibers—or even just regular cotton balls—you won’t get proper support from sitting down on them later on down at home after repairs have been made!

Make sure they’re evenly distributed throughout their respective places within each section of furniture being repaired before moving onto another section entirely.”

Swap out the cushions.

If your cushions are in good shape and the springs are in fine working order, but your couch just isn’t holding its own weight anymore, it’s time to replace them. You should be able to find replacement cushions at a home improvement store or furniture store. Just check that the height, width, depth and thickness match those of the couch you’re trying to fix up! If not, make sure you get new ones that do.

If a cushion is too small for the couch frame (or vice versa), it’ll just slip right through—and no one wants an errant cushion sliding across their floor!

These five steps can help you fix a sagging couch.

  • Check the legs. If your couch has sagging cushions, it may be because the legs are not level. Sometimes when a couch is moved from one place to another, or if you’ve had it for a long time and have sat on it so much that the wood has compressed, the legs can start to bend. This causes the whole piece of furniture to lean forward or backward, which will make one side of your couch sag more than another.
  • Flip it over! If you think this might be happening with your couch, simply flip it over and check all four corners by placing each wooden leg against something solid like a wall or table top and see if they match up evenly (if they don’t do this step). If they don’t then chances are good that one of them needs replacing!
  • Get a new support system! If none of these steps seem right for fixing what’s going on underneath those cushions then maybe now is time considering getting some new supports installed instead – especially since these new ones can also help keep everything even while being super comfortable too! They’re worth exploring before giving up completely because once these things get old enough there really isn’t anything else left except getting rid completely.”


You should now have a good understanding of how you can fix sagging couches! This is not a simple task and will take some time. But it’s worth it when you don’t sink into the couch anymore or worry about falling off when sitting on one side.

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