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EZ Moves Furniture Moving System review

Our claim check tells you how well the lever and pads work

Consumer Reports magazine: May 2012

The claim. EZ Moves Furniture Moving System consists of a lever and eight pads you can place beneath furniture’s feet so that “even when you’re home alone, you can move it ON YOUR OWN!” It works on “all floor surfaces,” and the lever “gives you 10x your natural strength.” EZ Moves cost us $19.88.

The check. We used the system to move furniture at home and a test rig in our lab, varying the floor surface and the weight and foot style of the pieces to be moved. We measured the force needed to slide the furniture and test rig along the floor and to use the lever.

Bottom line. EZ? Sometimes. If your rooms are carpeted and not crowded with furniture, the system might be useful. At best (with rubber-covered feet on carpet), we used just one-fourth the usual effort to move items. With other combos (such as wooden feet on linoleum), EZ Moves didn’t make moving easier, though it protected floors. In some cases, the lever provided 10 times our lifters’ strength, though it didn’t work on a desk with long, narrow legs, and it might be difficult to use with pieces near walls or other furniture.

Editor's Note: A version of this article appeared in the May 2012 issue of Consumer Reports magazine with the headline "Move Furniture on Your Own?"
   

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