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How to Pack an Computer / Office Chair

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When it comes time to packing up your office for your upcoming move, you'll have a daunting task in front of you. After all, you'll have to make sure you take the proper time and care necessary to protect your most valuable items like your computer, your printer, your files and hard drives. But what about your office chair? Anyone who spends a lot of time at the computer knows just how important having the right computer chair is, so protecting your chair for the move is just as important.

Pack an Computer or Office Chair

Read on some helpful tips on how to pack an office chair for your upcoming move, so you can make sure that it arrives at your new home intact and ready to be placed in your new office.

Gathering necessary packing supplies

When it comes time for you to pack an office or computer chair, you're going to need a few specific packing supplies. Here's what they are:

  • Bubble wrap or unprinted newspaper
  • A roll of packing tape
  • Furniture pads or moving blankets

Packing and wrapping office chair

Now that you have the supplies and packing materials that you need to proceed with wrapping your computer chair, here's what you'll need to know about protecting and packing office chair for the move:

  • Wrap the arms of the chair in layers of bubble wrap or newsprint. When packing an office chair, the arms of the chair should be wrapped separately from the rest of the chair; the chair's basic design make it difficult to cover both the arms and body of the chair in a way that is enough to move the chair. Wrap both arms of the chair using a layer or two of bubble wrap or blank newsprint. Then use packing tape to hold the wrapping in place.

    Note: If the office chair has wooden arms, cover them with only blank newsprint, and refrain from using bubble wrap.

  • Cover the chair with a slipcover or moving blankets. Once the arms of the chairs are protected, place a slipcover over the body of the chair. If your chair did not come with a protective slipcover, then a moving blanket or even an old quilt or bed comforter can be used to wrap the chair. Keep the blanket or quilt in place by taping it to the legs of the chair, or by securing it to the underside of the chair with packing tape.

    Note: Be sure to use stretch wrap or slipcover to protect the office chair from moisture.

  • Place one layer of furniture pads on top of the blanket or slipcover. As one final layer of protection, cover the chair with furniture pads for cushioning. This will prevent it from sustaining any damage while on the truck or while being moved in and out of the house.

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Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on February 4, 2014

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