The Smart $24 Find That Helps You Move Furniture Without Scratching Your Floors
Sometimes, the best thing you can do to refresh your space isn’t buying new furniture or decor, but rather rearranging the pieces you already have. The wrong layout can make any space feel cramped and disjointed, so moving your sofa to a different spot or angling the bookshelf in a new direction can work wonders. There’s just one little problem: By moving heavy pieces, you run the risk of creating ghastly scratches on your hard floors. For homeowners, this is enough to ruin the mood every time you walk into the room. For renters, it can be the source of hefty bills. Thankfully, there’s an accessible and affordable solution that lets you scooch bulky furniture and simultaneously prevent damage to your hardwood. It comes in the form of these handy little sliders from QVC, which arrive in a set of 24 for just $24. Although they’re only a buck a piece, they have the potential to save you hundreds, not to mention lots of headaches.
Each Ruby slider is made of flexible silicone and measures 1.5 inches in diameter, so it’ll slip onto your chair or table legs without a hitch and conform to their shape. The hardest part will be lifting heavy pieces off the floor, but you’ll only need a few seconds to adhere each slider onto all four legs. And because the silicone part is transparent, it won’t draw attention or stand out obtrusively — instead, you’ll barely even notice it’s there. If you’re not into the clear look, though, you’ll be happy to learn that these also come in black and brown. The sliders’ red bottoms glide, so if you choose to add them onto your dining chairs, for example, you’ll still be able to slide the chairs in and out with ease.
All in all, it’s no wonder QVC shoppers love this product. “These have saved my floors and my back,” one reviewer wrote. “I have these on occasional chairs, end tables, even a wooden and heavy bar unit. I can easily slide my furniture for cleaning and rearranging.” And now that the sliders are marked down from $31, it’s the perfect time to grab your own. In a way, you’re really buying your own peace of mind. No more having to be extra careful if you want to pull the coffee table forward and rest your legs or wincing if a dinner guest abruptly slides their seat back. And the next time you suddenly decide you want to relocate your sideboard or loveseat, you can do so without giving it a second thought.
Buy: Ruby Flexible Furniture Sliders, Set of 24, $23.98 (normally $31.24)
This post originally appeared on Apartment Therapy. See it here: This Ingenious $24 Find Lets You Move Furniture Without Scratching Your Floors