You might think that casters are only used for things like restaurant trays and rolling library shelves. However, casters have a wide variety of uses in the home, too! Here are just seven ways to bring mobility to your belongings around the house.
It’s common for wheels to be added to chairs. What people don’t always realize is that they can add the wheels themselves instead of shelling out for a chair that already comes with them. A few casters and a little DIY spirit can turn any chair into a rolling chair, so if you have a favorite sitting place in your room, consider making it mobile!
You’ve heard of rolling chairs, of course, but what about a rolling desk? It’s perfect for both home and office use since it can be transported between cubicles just as easily as it’s pushed to another room. Say goodbye to lower back pain from physically hauling your desk from place to place! Rolling desks can be quickly and efficiently moved wherever you want.
Build your very own “man cave” with a toolbox that will roll throughout the garage. While it works best with those heavy, upright toolboxes that come with a dozen compartments, you can technically add wheels to anything with a base. Then it’s just a matter of hooking an ankle around it whenever you need a screw while fiddling with something at your workbench.
Travelers, this one is for you. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on luxurious rolling suitcases with a zillion built-in attachments. If you just need a few wheels on your luggage to make it easier to haul everything between airport terminals, add them yourself. Manufacturers make all kinds of luggage casters that will suit your needs.
- Kitchen Islands
If you have a portable kitchen island, it’s probably already on wheels to necessitate its movement around your cooking space. However, you don’t have to be satisfied with the wheels that are already attached to the unit. You can replace them with heavy duty casters if you want to increase the weight capacity of the island.
Before you plan your next party, vacation or general get-together, consider adding wheels to your coolers. Not only will you be able to take them to your guests instead of the other way around, but clean-up will be a breeze. Just wheel your cooler to the drain and tip it over to dump the excess water and ice. Never again will you have to strain!
- Laundry Baskets
Last but certainly not least, you haven’t seen true home convenience until you’ve added wheels to your laundry baskets. Roll them from room to room to pick up your kids’ dirty clothes; use them to haul wet, heavy clothes between the washing machine and the dryer. You’ll be amazed at how much physical labor that you can cut out of your day when you use wheeled laundry baskets.
These are just a few ways that you can use casters around the house. Don’t feel limited by these suggestions, however; the great thing about casters is that they can be applied to anything with the right tools. If you feel like adding wheels to something else in your home, go ahead and do it!