I need a chair for my home office nook, now that I’m doing more office-y/computer type of work from home. I’ve been using my craiglist Ikea dining chair (Lehrman!) at the desk or dining table…that is, when I get my butt off the sofa (with my lap desk of…lap). I used to have a Buy Nothing office chair that sucked (for me), so I re-gifted it.
So this is ergonomically bad.
The last time I had a designated office chair that I bought for myself for my home office was…a bunch of moves ago. It was somewhere in the $150 range and purchased new from some big box store that sells office-y things (I don’t remember which one). I vaguely remember it doing chair things adequately.
Now, I have a corner desk that is very small, and I live in a small space. So I need something with smaller profile, no arms. I rent. I’d love to make that long-term in this location. History suggests that it would be bad to bet on that. So I prefer a chair that is either easy to move OR not so pricey that I’d feel bad gifting it OR retains value to re-sell.
While normally I prefer sticking to Buy Nothing, cheap on craigslist or other thrifty options, I feel like I need to buy something meant to give me the ergonomic support I actually need. The reuse “market” is full of crap chairs that look a smidge nicer than Lehrman but don’t actually do what I need them to do.
Any recommendations? Should I just suck it up and buy that same $100-200 range of big box store chair? (Ugh!). Should I seek out a more expensive used high quality chair? Spend time sorting through used listings to find the big box store chair that doesn’t suck posted for $50 instead of $150?
Feel free to suggest specific chairs and/or other tips! Thanks!