If you’ve been enjoying your new massage chair for a few months, you’re probably wondering how you ever lived without it. You’ve hopefully found the perfect spot for it in your home, but if you want to move it to a different spot or a different room, there are some precautions to take before you start. At The World’s Best Massage Chairs (WBMC), we want you to enjoy your chair for as long as possible, and the last thing we want is for you to be injured or your chair to become damaged when you attempt to move it. In this post, we’ll look at some safe ways to move your massage chair.
Remember the Weight
Before you attempt to move your chair on your own, remember that it can weigh quite a bit. The OHCO M.8LE weighs 364 pounds, and that can be quite a lot for the average person to move on his or her own! Depending on your age and physical condition, you may be able to recruit a friend or family member to help you move the chair. Make sure the chair is fully upright, and then carefully tilt it so you can slide furniture pads or sliders under each foot. You can then slide the chair across the floor to its new location, and you won’t have to worry about damaging your hardwood or carpet.
Measure the Openings
When the delivery crew brought your chair into the house, they most likely used the front door. They carefully and gently brought it through the door, making sure not to ding the doorframe or scratch the paint. The chair was still in its box, and they most likely used a moving dolly to get it inside. However, now that the chair has been unpacked and you’ve been using it for a few months, you may not have thought about how big it is. Before you attempt to move it from the living room to the bedroom, make sure you measure the door openings. It might be possible to move the chair, but you may have to lift it and maneuver it just so to ensure that you don’t damage the doorframe or the chair.
Unplug It and Secure the Controls
This may seem like an obvious one, but the quickest way to damage your chair is to forget to unplug it or fail to secure the controls while you’re moving the chair. Make sure the cord isn’t underfoot or wrapped around the chair where it can become damaged, and check to make sure the control panel or remote is in a safe place. The last thing you want is not to be able to use your chair’s massage and heat functions!
Moving to a New House
Perhaps you’re not moving your chair to a new room, but you’re moving to a new house altogether. You don’t have the original packaging that the chair came in, and you want to be sure it’s protected on moving day. The first thing to do is to let your moving company know that there is a massage chair that needs to be moved. Professional movers are used to lifting and transporting heavy objects, and they may also be able to provide a packing and protection solution for your chair. They’ll come ready with the proper materials, tools, and equipment to get your chair out the door, on the truck, and into your new house.
If you’re tackling your move yourself, it can be beneficial to recruit a few friends to help you wrap the chair in protective materials, such as moving blankets, and help you carry it out of the house. Again, be sure to measure any openings you’re taking the chair through, and have in mind where you’re going to place the chair in the moving truck. You don’t want any heavy or sharp objects to fall onto the chair and damage it.
Moving your massage chair can seem like a challenging task, but with the right planning and the right approach, you can avoid damaging it and find a new spot for it. As long as you remember the chair’s weight, take the time to measure the openings you’re taking it through, and know how you’re going to move or carry it, everything should be fine.
If you have questions about the chair you already own, or want to know more about a specific massage chair model, you can see the specifications for each one in our online store, and the WBMC staff is always happy to answer any questions you may have. A member of our team will provide any information you need and make sure that you know everything you need to know about our massage chairs.