You guys, my “Gathering Essential” today just might be THE BEST KEPT SECRET EVER: The easiest way to move furniture by yourself.
I mean, I’m assuming it’s an extremely well kept secret…
Because no one ever told me about it before, which leads me to believe you might not have known about it…
And if you guys already knew this, then why didn’t anyone tell me?! Friends don’t let friends drag heavy furniture around without mentioning these little life-savers!
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Gathering Essentials: Furniture Sliders
And now that they are safely home, I’m going to share the absolute EASIEST way to move furniture finds around inside your house, even if you don’t have an extra set of hands to help!
As someone who began rearranging her bedroom layout semi-annually as a preteen, I move furniture around A LOT. Whether it’s trying out new arrangements, bringing in new finds, or staging vintage pieces to photograph, it seems like I’m moving things from room to room in my house on a weekly basis.
For some reason, my husband doesn’t quite understand my need to play Tetris with every huge and heavy vintage furniture piece I own, nor does he share my affinity for impulsively turning our house upside down, so I needed to find a way to handle frequent furniture shuffling on my own… Preferably in a way that didn’t ruin the carpet, scratch floors, or damage the furniture!
I seriously have no idea don’t know why I didn’t buy these furniture sliders years ago! They’re inexpensive little miracles, you guys.
My vintage lucite coffee table that weighs nearly-literally a ton? I can move it around by myself with no problem!
These magical little pieces of plastic and foam slip under each leg of a piece of furniture and then, through what I can only assume is some kind of mystical anti-gravity spell, make your furniture easily glide across the floor when you push or pull!
Most of my house is carpeted, so I use them as shown, but my furniture sliders also came with these [adorably] fluffy covers that slip over the plastic for use on hard surfaces:
Now, to use these furniture sliders, you do need to be able to lift each corner of the piece of furniture enough to slide one of these babies under, so please be careful of your back (and toes). And if you have stairs to navigate, unfortunately their magic falls short of hauling one end up or down with you.
But I’ve been able to move entire couches from one end of the house to the other by myself with these guys, so I really can’t recommend them enough – if you’re a frequent gatherer or impulsive redecorator and you don’t already have some furniture sliders in your toolkit, you should definitely get on that!
Alright, so let’s hear it: did you already know this handy little gathering secret? Who was holding out on me?! I feel like I’ve been lighting a fire by rubbing two sticks together my whole life and I just discovered matches… So to my fellow stone-age furniture movers: I got your back!
Remember – friends don’t let friends move furniture the hard way! Pin it for love: