In preparation for the arrival of our sofa, the sofa-bed had to go from our lower level to make way for the sectional in the upper level. I remember when the sofa-bed came into our house many years ago. I was much younger then and the passing of time has a way of making you feel not so energetic. So I wasn't looking forward to the removal process, taking something down the stairs takes a lot less energy than hefting it back up. Not to worry my son said, it's going out for garbage pick- up.