How to Move a Reclining Chair

How to Move a Reclining Chair

If you are about to relocate then obviously you will also want to move all of your precious possessions.  Many people have some sort of reclining chair they want to take with them to their new home, but may be unaware of precisely how this can be achieved in a safe and effective manner.  Fortunately there are a couple of tips to enable you to go about this and make the transfer of your reclining chair to its new residence as easy and safe as possible.

Moving can be a confusing and difficult time, regardless of whether you are relocating just one single item or your entire household.  This is especially the case if you have never moved before and have no real idea as to how to go about it in the correct fashion.  The good news, however, is that once you are aware of how moving can be carried out simply and easily, and once you know how to avoid mistakes, the whole experience becomes a great deal less intimidating and stressful.  When it comes to moving items of furniture, such a task can be helped with some smart and simple warnings and pieces of advice.  Furniture that is awkwardly shaped and heavier, such as a reclining chair, will require particular guidance in order to pull off a successful and safe move.

A reclining chair is often difficult to relocate due to the fact that it is often heavy, unwieldy and fragile.  If you insist on moving it without the aid of a professional moving company then there a couple of factors that you should be aware of so that you will not damage the chair during the process of relocation.  Knowing how to lift the chair without breaking it and how to guard against staining and scratching will make a huge difference.

When you move a reclining chair, the most important thing that needs to be taken care of is to protect it during the transfer to avoid staining or other forms of damage.  A chair should be completely wrapped so that it is protected against stains and scuff with paper or a sheet.  Use a good deal of tape to secure the wrapping to prevent it being removed during the move.  The best cover is probably a moving blanket, which can be borrowed from friends or bought from a professional moving company at a low cost.

The feet should also be secured, with each foot covered with the use of paper, tissues, newspaper or felt and secured with plenty of tape.  An even simpler transfer can be achieved by removing the feet of the chair if possible, as this makes it even simpler to protect them.  The weight of the reclining chair also needs to be taken into account.  If it is too heavy for you to lift then you may need to use a dolly, with the chair secured on the dolly during the move with moving straps or ropes.