It’s better to ride than walk, some would say, and despite the lack of interest in gaining the benefit of physical exertion that the statement implies, there is a bit of wisdom there that can be used when you’re dealing with extremely weighty object that you might need to move from time to time, and you don’t happen to own a crane or a fork lift, and yet you have to find a reasonable way to get the grand piano from one room to another, or to rearrange the sofa and a bunch of easy chairs that are beginning to clutter the room to which they are assigned, and you know that if you make a few minor adjustments you can begin to clear pathways through that packed room that are sorely needed and that the room will suddenly appear to be fully pulled together again and a lot more useable for any number of family activities that you could be employing it for.
Taking a Different Approach
So don’t break your back lifting lots of heavy stuff that will only result in some strained muscles and herniated discs, which will put you out of commission for an indefinite amount of time, and will certainly not help in the speedy resolution to your cluttered room problem. You can take a much different approach to the problem and simply order furnishings that come equipped with caster wheels, which will certainly make you life a great deal easier.
Once you have the bulk of your heavy furnishings up on wheels it will suddenly free you to try different furniture arrangements that you might not have bothered with before because the effort it would have taken to move things around, and then rearrange them if the plan that you were testing didn’t work out, made it all seem like and exercise in futility.
Enjoying the Freedom
Once you get all of your heavy stuff on furniture casters, watch out, because the freedom that it will suddenly give you might turn out to be habit inducing, so don’t be surprised if you find that it’s four in the morning and you’ve suddenly snapped awake with a new idea for a floor plan, and you just can’t wait until dawn to try it out, so you’ve hobbled downstairs and are moving things around and getting into the spirit of the whole furniture rearrangement craze that you have mentally signed onto, and your spouse suddenly appears at the top of the stairs and asks you what you’re doing, and you have to explain that it’s all about the casters, and how they have not only changed the complexion of your living room, but have become a life-changing revelation to you, and that you plan to pursue the possibilities that casters allow as your life’s work.
If this happens to you, do not be surprised – just go with it.
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Eric Blair writes about office furniture types and various way of making a workplace more productive with the use of ball casters from CoolCasters and other useful appliances.