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How much does an armchair weigh?

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September 20, 2013 under Moving Labor

Answered by Robert Moreschi

September 25, 2013

How much does an armchair weigh? Enough to break the ice! All kidding aside though, to answer your question, the average armchair can weigh anywhere from 50-75 pounds, depending on several factors such as how large the chair is and what kind of materials the chair is contructed from.

In order to get your armchair prepared for the move, there are a few things you should do beforehand to make sure that your furniture is protected during the move and that it is packed and wrapped correctly.

Preparing your armchair for the move


  • Wrap the furniture with moving blankets to protect it during the move. Wrapping your armchair with moving blankets or even old bedding will keep the chair protected while it is being moved and also while it is loaded onto the moving truck and transported to its new location. If the armchair is made of leather or another material that is vulnerable to being scratched, ripped or damaged in another way, wrapping it securely is an important step in preparing to move the armchair.
  • If you are moving the armchair by yourself, recruit some help. While the weight of the armchair might not be enough to prevent you from moving it on your own, its size might. Regardless, it will still make the whole process a lot easier if you had a few extra hands ready and willing to help out.
  • Consider hiring small movers to assist you with transporting the armchair. If you've decided not to handle moving the armchair alone, hiring small movers to come and move your armchair is one of the best alternative options.
To find some small movers in your area that can assist you with moving your armchair, simply visit the front page of Movers.com and fill out our free and easy-to-use quote form at the top of the page. You'll then be contacted by up to 7 moving companies that will provide you with a no-obligation estimate for your move.
To read more about the moving process, visit our moving guides section where you'll find over 1,000 different moving guides on all kinds of topics.
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