Forearm Forklift straps are specially designed to help you move heavy furniture in a safe and efficient way. The Forearm Straps are made to stretch and contour around your forearms while supporting the weight of the furniture you are carrying. This product is good for large and heavy appliances such as washing or drying machines, pianos, refrigerators, couches, mattresses and more. With these straps, you are also encourages to maintain a proper posture while lifting. Such posture decreases the likelihood you will suffer from a back injury while moving furniture around. Its flexible yet durable straps make furniture feel lighter and more secure in your grip.
Forearm Straps are durable, flexible and help you move furniture around with ease. According to the infomercial, you are able to lift entertainment centers and tall furniture piece with the help of just one other partner. The straps use the strength from your forearms to give you more leverage while taking some of the weight off you with its support provided underneath your furniture as you carry it. It’s almost like having a third person helping you carry large and bulky items. Moving will never be the same with Forearm Straps – and that’s a good thing for those doing the heavy lifting.
Total Cost Breakdown
The cost of Forearm Straps is $19.95 plus $7.75 shipping, for a total price of $27.7.
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How It Works
Place the straps underneath the furniture you are trying to life. Then, crisscross the two straps underneath. After this is complete, secure the straps around each of your forearms. Have you partner do the same. Each of your arms should be facing forward. Now is the time you would both lift the item you are attempting to move. Once the item is in the air, careful guide one another towards your destination. Furthermore, once this is complete, set the item down and take the straps off.
- Two Colors Available
- 3.5 Feet Extension
This product comes in two color combinations. The main color scheme is orange and black, along with an additional color combination of pink and black is also available.
If you are lifting something with a lot of width, the included 3.5 foot extension will be useful for making sure the Forearm Forklift Straps fit securely beneath your furniture. This extension enables you to carry both condensed weight and wide items.
- Not for Everyone
- Requires Two People
No matter how easy the lifting process becomes with this product, some people will still not be able to use it. If you suffer from bodily pain or injuries, even the assistance of these straps might not be enough to help you bare through carrying heavy furniture. For people that are not used to handling large and bulky items, this product might only help minimally in offsetting some of the weight of heavy furniture.
These straps require the help of an additional person who is willing to use these straps for moving heavy furniture. If you are unable to find a helper, you might need to hire someone to move the furniture for you – as one person is not able to operate these straps alone.
- Hire Movers
- Use a Dolly
This is the more costly alternative, but is the easiest on the body. If you are unable to lift heavy furniture, or cannot find someone to help you for free – this is the next option for you.
You can wheel all of your furniture out of your place via a dolly. Dollies have wheels that allow for easy maneuvering on flat surfaces. This might not be an ideal option if you have a lot of stairs in your way. Additionally, you must think of a way to angle wide furniture to fit through door frames without lifting the furniture off of the floor.
Tips & Tricks
- Practice First
- Have a Strong Moving Partner
If this is your first time using such straps, practice moving lighter items with your helper first before moving onto the heavier pieces. This will give you a chance to get used to the posture and positioning required to maneuver your furniture. It will also give you the opportunity to coordinate movements with your moving partner. Once you and your buddy feel confident with this moving technique, move onto heavier items.
Both you and your partner need to be comfortable with moving large items. Ask you moving buddy beforehand if they have any injuries that would prevent them from helping move certain items. This will help you plan ahead and foresee any challenges in the moving process.