How To: Rearrange Furniture

How To: Rearrange Furniture

Laure Joliet
Feb 4, 2009

You know the feeling. It's 7, you've finished dinner, there's nothing good on tv, you've exhausted the internet, and suddenly you have the urge to rearrange your studio/bedroom/living room. But there's only one of you and some pretty heavy furniture. With enough motivation and stick-to-it-ness you can probably move anything with brute force. But there are some easier ways to get the job done with breaking your back or inviting murderous thoughts from your neighbors after moving furniture around all night:

Rearranging Furniture one of the easiest and cheapest ways to improve a space and we've found it to be endlessly gratifying. But doing it alone can be daunting. Here's what's helped:

On Hardwood or Concrete Floors:
• Slip a square of felt under each leg of what you're moving and it should glide fairly effortlessly across the floor. If the floor is bumpy you might want to fold the felt over for an even thicker pad.
• Dishtowels can also work in a pinch.

On Carpet
• These furniture sliders make gliding furniture across carpet easier than you'd think. The hardest part is just getting them under each leg.

What have you used?

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