This $13 Buy Will Save You Big Money in the Future

published Aug 18, 2018
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Moving can be intense. When you’re trying to haul all your stuff out, the damage you’re potentially making on your rental floors is probably not as on top of your mind as convenience. But there is one inexpensive product that has done double duty by making my move easier and getting me my security deposit back on more than one occasion: furniture sliders.

If you’re not acquainted with furniture sliders, they’re basically little plastic or felt pieces of heaven that stick onto (or slide under) the edges of your furniture, saving your floor and bottom edges of your furniture from ruin. Don’t underestimate the power of these small but mighty tools—they pack a lot of punch in saving money and energy while moving. It’s a low cost investment with high return.

And they’re not just for moving—they’re quite versatile in your forever home, too. “If you have a very heavy dresser that you just need to move to the other side of the room, you don’t have to remove the drawers or contents,” says Alex Mansi manger of Clean Cut Moving.

Alex Mansi recommends using SuperSlider furniture movers—the preferred brand at Clean Cut Moving. When it comes to furniture sliders, there are a number of things to consider: What material they’re made from, what kind of furniture you’re going to use them with, and the kind of floors you have should all factor into what you purchase.

While it can be overwhelming to pick the right one, we’ve got you covered. Basically, it all boils down to two questions: Carpet or hard floors? And move-only or permanent? If you’re moving on carpet, you’ll want a plastic bottomed slider. If you have hard floors, you will want felt movers. If you’re only using them for moving, you’ll want no-stick options so you can reuse them. If you want to keep them on the bottom of your furniture legs for lasting protection, you’ll want self-stick or screw-on options.

Here’s a run-down of the best slider for each situation: