By Tricia from Ridgeway, VA
By bpaddle from Ontario, Canada
By Marti from Athens, G
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By Jennyjo from Dallas, TX
Get another piece of graph paper. Measure your furniture and draw each piece of furniture from a top view on the second piece of graph paper using the same 2 box per foot scale dimensions you used to draw the scale model of the room. Next, cut out each piece of furniture.
Now you can place the paper pieces of furniture in the drawing of the room moving the paper pieces around to figure out where you want to place each piece of furniture instead of physically moving the heavy pieces. You get to see how each piece will fit in the room for a pleasing arrangement this way, and you will be able to see where everything should go in the room and where it will fit in.
I used this when I moved from a house into a studio apartment. It worked out very well. I knew exactly what I could fit into the space and precisely where each piece should go so that the movers only had to place things where I told them to. Nothing had to be moved a second time or be rearranged. Worked out great.
By media123 from Springfield, MO
Then one day, I saw a commercial for E Z Moves Furniture Moving System on TV. OK, I am a self-proclaimed "Doubting Thomas" and do not usually buy "As Seen on TV" products. But, I saw it advertised in our local Kmart weekly ad and decided to buy one. Price $19.99.
I put the lifter together and proceeded to put four sliders under the corners of my chest freezer which is half full with food. It was so simple that I could not believe it. I was able to slide the freezer away from the wall, clean behind it, mop the floor, and slide it back into place RIGHT BY MYSELF!
Don't be foolish and injure yourself like I did. Try the E Z Moves for yourself! My husband and I have recently used it during a redecoration of our home's second story. We moved an antique Murphy bed, which weighs a ton, without any problem to either of us.
I have told all my friends about this product. Try it for yourself.
By Southeastgeorgiapeach from Jesup, GA
Since I have a bad back, I bought this little saucers that can be found at Walmart for moving furniture. You lift a small corner of the entertainment center up and slip one of these saucers underneath to each corner. These saucers come in all different sizes and all round. They have a smooth side and a rubber side. Put the smooth side down on the floor with the rubber side up. You can rearrange your living quarters in less than 10 minutes with these. These are great. Otherwise, I would have to wait for my husband to get home to move furniture around the house. This way, I can surprise him each time he does come home. Now, he hid them from me because I tend to move furniture a lot. I believe I got them in the furniture or hardware section at Walmart. Good luck!
By Bonnie from Norman, OK
By Penny Foss
How do I move heavy furniture that is embedded in the tufts of a thick carpet?
maggietnt from Brooklyn
By LITTLE SUZY
To help move heavy furniture more easily on tile or wood floors, lift just enough to slip a throw rug or one of those carpet samples, carpet side down, under the edge. It will slide across the floor and also protect the floor from scratches. I use this method to move my large file cabinet in my office. And my refrigerator in the kitchen.
By Harlean from Arkansas
By Jennifer CA
By Hairy Wolf
On carpet, use cardboard under large pieces of furniture to move them from one room to another. I was able to move a large and heavy entertainment center by myself utilizing this method.
Get a big box and break it down, so that you have one or two long pieces. Tip the furniture up far enough to place the cardboard under it. Now think about which end you want to go through the doorway first.
I moved the entertainment center from the living room to a bedroom. If I had taken the wrong end in first, I would have had to stand the mattress and box spring on end to have space to turn it around. A little thought in advance saves a lot of work.
On hard surface floors, tip the furniture piece and place a throw rug or heavy towel under it. Then you can easily slide it where ever you like.
Remember to protect your back. Pulling is easier on it than pushing.
By Suzie from Bellingham, WA