So you are ready to hire a carpet cleaner to clean your carpet. You shop around and find that the price is always cheaper if you do not have the furniture moved during the clean. So the question is , how important is it to move the furniture when having a carpet cleaned. The answer depends on your goal. If the carpet cleanings goal is to just make the home more attractive to guests leaving the furniture alone will be a fine choice but if you are having your carpet cleaned as part of your spring cleaning ritual then having the furniture moved will be a good idea.