Oh how your rear end hurts from continuously being subjected to hard chairs not to mention the damage it can do to your nerves and your posture. For a change, wouldn’t it be nice to plunk down on a soft chair with the TV remote and a cold drink? Heaven on earth! So what’s stopping you? Go ahead and indulge in new chair pads.
Here’s how to shop around for these:
- Answer this all important question. How much are you willing to part with? Don’t be intimidated by this question. It just basically forces you to think about boundaries. If you only have $20 to spend, that’ll do. Yes, honest truth. You can buy something within your financial range at eBay or Amazon, the marketplaces for all things cost effective.
- Look for what you want. Something that matches the chair, the color of your den, and the accessories that you have in there. You can start by doing some research online and thumbing through fabric or furniture magazines.
- Choose gripper pads over strings or Velcro. Gripper pads prevent chair pads from slipping off the chair.Measure that sweet spot on the chair. Pay particular attention to the shape, angle, and design of your chair. Take a tape measure and start taking down the numbers – width, length, and depth. Depth is how thick you want the pads to be. Don’t your scrimp now, surely you have another $20 stashed around somewhere to include pads for the back of your chair so go ahead and take measurements of that as well.
- Take a picture from all angles. Aside from the measurements, it is advised that you take a picture of the chair to bring to the store. Take a close-up and a landscape shot so the store clerk can see exactly what your chair looks like. It’s also for you to know if the design of the chair pads matches the chair.
- Go to furniture or home improvement stores in your area. Look around and check out the best deals for chair pads. Don’t hesitate to drop by sale events as well.
- Choose something that can be washed and dried conveniently. Chair pads can get dirty even when used indoors and especially when you have kids and pets around the house. It is because of these reasons that you have to narrow down your choice to pads that can be taken off the chair and cleaned with water and liquid detergent.
- Buy multiple chair pads. If you stumble upon chair pads that are being sold in multiples such as “3 for the price of 1” – go and buy it BUT remove it from its wrappings and check for its condition. Just because it’s bundled and sold cheap shouldn’t mean you take home lemons.
- Have a seat. It’s a sure shot that the store you’re going into has display chair pads on chairs that you can test for comfort and softness. If not, ask the store assistant for something that you can sit on before you make a decision to buy. If your request is denied, leave the store.
- Demand a receipt. In case you change your mind and would want the chair pads replaced or returned for quality issues.
If you come home very satisfied with your purchase, you can breathe a sigh of relief because now you don’t have to endure hard chairs. The chair pads will last long if you take good care of these and keep you chair indoors at all times.