We've just moved in to a town house, and the first floor living area is accessed by a narrow twisting staircase with a low ceiling. No amount of twisting and shuffling gets us anywhere near fitting the large sofa through the staircase. There is a patio style door on the first floor leading on to a very small balcony, and if we could hoist the sofa up outside, it would get through the patio door no problem. But how do we get it up there? How much would it cost to hire a scissor lift of some description? Can you hire a scissor lift easily or do you need some sort of licence? How much would it likely cost? If it was up to me, I'd seriously consider selling the sofa and getting a smaller one, but it's not mine and at the moment that option isn't on the list of possibilities. Thanks.