For all the things I’ve bought over the years (platypus puppet ceiling fan vacuum attachments . . . ), I don’t buy certain things because I assume they’ll never work.
Well, these work.
Knowing some of you share my Unique Brand of Crazy, I thought I’d share.
I bought some chairs at a garage sale that match my chairs exactly. Not because I needed more, but because we were running a risk of the ones we had going down at any minute. We were used to that slightly sinking feeling, but seeing guests look nervous when they sat down was a little embarrassing.
I got the last three chairs at the sale, and we immediately replaced the worst of the chairs we had. (Instead of adding to, like I’d have done pre-blog.)
I say “we” but it was really Hubby and the boys. They did it one day when I was gone.
I came home and sat in one of the chairs, and as I scooched it up to the table, I noticed a very loud silence.
I was used to hearing a screeching sound when we scooched the old chairs. (FYI, “scooched” is a word according to the absence of a red, squiggly line in Word. I was surprised, too.)
These new chairs had little felt pads on the bottom, and the felt pads do what they’re supposed to do. The prevent screeching while scooching.
Oh. Right. Probably everyone but me.
Do you screech when you scooch? You can get some screech-preventers through my Amazon affiliate link here.
Hey, I need some of those too!! I’m definitely used to hearing screech when I scootch. That’s how I spell it, but according to the squiggly red line, it’s wrong. Hmph!)
They also prevent scratching on wood floors and make it very easy to move around furniture to vacuum under it. We had a hardwood flooring business for years, and my husband would put them on all the customers’ furniture whenever they did a job. We have them on everything in our house too, and they’re awesome!
Brittani A. says
Schooch is completely and totally a word.
Schooch over, schooch together, schooch your in…
Wendy A. says
Thank you so much for this post! Yes, I, too, screech when I hear the scooch! I have seriously been needing to get some new felt pads since the old plastic ones have been falling off.
celina boulanger says
in my home they are FABULOUS at collecting all the pet hair into big wads to be removed easily…and embarrassingly when guests arrive..lol
I can’t get those pads to stay on. They fill with dust and fall off. I don’t see less dust in my future. Any tips to get them to work? Until then I’ve just cut tennis balls to use on my chair legs. Ugly, but it does the job no matter how far back you tip and drag the chair. I think Amazon sells tennis balls.
Andrea, You clean the bottom with alcohol before placing the pads on the legs, and use appropriate size pads or trim them. Good luck!