How to Move a Reclining Chair

Reclining chairs can be a pain to move. They're large, awkwardly shaped and heavy. If you move it the wrong way, it might even break. Knowing the right way to lift and move a recliner can make a big difference. If you're still having trouble, use a tool to help you move the furniture. Make sure the recliner is protected during long moves so it doesn't get damaged in transit.

Move that recliner, take a break and relax.

Step 1

Wrap the recliner completely in a heavy sheet of plastic to protect it against stains or scuffs. You can also use a moving blanket. Tape the sheet plastic down, making sure to wrap it tightly around the recliner where the footstool kicks out.

Step 2

Tape felt to the feet of the recliner so that they don't get damaged or damage the floor.

Step 3

Use a dolly to move the recliner. Slip the lip of the dolly under the recliner from behind and put pressure on the front of the back of the recliner to ease it onto the dolly.

Step 4

Place the recliner between boxes or other flat, heavy items to keep it from moving around and being damaged in transit.

Melly Parker

Melly Parker has been writing since 2007, focusing on health, business, technology and home improvement. She has also worked as a teacher and a bioassay laboratory technician. Parker now serves as a marketing specialist at one of the largest mobile app developers in the world. She holds a Master of Science in English.