Use a Bathroom Rug to Move Furniture

Recently I needed to switch furniture in two rooms in my house. I have beautiful hardwood floors that are 57 years old and was afraid of scratching them. The furniture I needed to move (by myself) was heavy, big pieces and cumbersome. I thought about getting some of those mover thingies you put under the legs to move things but I didn't trust them to not scratch the floors.


On the day I started moving the small stuff, I was doing laundry. My bathroom rugs (non-skid back, fluffy top) were sitting on the floor by the washer and I had a light bulb moment! I took the rugs into one room and turned them upside down. I put a small table on top and slide the table into the next room. NO marks on the floor! I have a 5' sideboard which is super heavy and I managed to move that on top of a rug BY MYSELF!

So next time you need to move some furniture over hardwood floors just grab a bathroom rug!

By Teri from Long Beach, CA

July 21, 20080 found this helpful
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You can also use an old quilt or blanket - I've done that myself.

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July 21, 20080 found this helpful
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This is a great tip...I do this all the time, but never thought of it as a "tip"...thanks for sharing!! I also buy those cheap rugs at the dollar store and leave one under each piece of furniture, that way, I can move stuff any time I feel like it, without having to manouver the piece of furniture onto the rug!! My son says that he should never leave me alone, because when he comes home from a weekend trip, he finds all the rooms changed around!!

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October 1, 20160 found this helpful

But you have to lift the heavy piece enough to get anything under it in order to move it. When you have a bad back or elderly it's still not a good idea.

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