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Furniture is something people tend to put in the house, then leave in one spot for years. Your home doesn’t have to be so immutable! Attaching casters and wheels to some of your furniture gives you the power to use your space more effectively as your situations and needs change.
The Kitchen Island
Get a butcher block table and make it convenient for the kitchen by putting casters on the legs. You’ll get some extra counter space and storage that you can move around. Roll it out when you’re prepping for a big holiday meal or having company over, then tuck it away in a corner or in the pantry when you don’t need it.
The Coffee Table
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Casters on the coffee table make it easier to move when you’re cleaning the living room, and it’s easier to get out of the way if you frequently have guests. Plus, if someone is on the far end of the couch and can’t reach the table, just roll it over to them!
The Laundry Hamper
Give yourself one less excuse to put off doing the laundry by attaching casters to the bottom of your hamper. Now, instead of having to sort your laundry in your closet and lug it in baskets to the laundry room, you can just roll the hamper around the house instead. On the plus side, rolling the hamper is much easier than carrying laundry baskets. On the downside, now you have to do your laundry.
A Portable Bar
Attach casters to a small cabinet with a flat top to turn it into a rolling bar. Store your favorite spirits and wine in the bottom compartment, put some mixers in the top, and roll it to wherever the party is! The top space is for mixing drinks and showing off, of course. You can even take your rolling bar onto the deck or patio for those fun summer get-togethers.
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Your under-bed storage will be so much easier to use once you deck it out with casters. It’s an essential storage solution for small spaces, but it can be annoying to yank out big bins or baskets every time you want something. Add casters and some knobs and pulls to make the whole experience so much more convenient.
The Recycling Bin
How annoying is it to pick up and lug the recycling bin inside and outside? Your outdoor trash can probably has wheels on it, so why doesn’t your recycling bin? Add casters to the bottom of that bin to make it easier to deal with, even when it’s overflowing with cardboard, bottles, and cans.
If you’re skeptical about having rolling furniture, try adding casters to just one thing. Pick the most fun one out of the list and do the rolling bar thing, or go with the practical option and try it with your under-bed storage. It’s more convenient than you think, and then you’ll be rolling everything around!