Some gripping pads merely sit between the carpet and the furniture and other pads have an adhesive backing that you use to attach the pad to the bottom of the furniture. If you use this kind of pad, you will need to peel off the adhesive backing and stick it to the bottom of the furniture.
When you find the perfect spot for your couch, armoire or dresser, you want it to stay put. If furniture has a tendency to slide over a carpeted floor, you can stop this with simple little gripping pads beneath your furniture. By placing these pads between the furniture and the carpet, your furniture will stop sliding and moving and you can stop repositioning the furniture repeatedly.
Purchase gripping pads for the furniture. You need one pad for each foot or corner of the furniture. For example, if you need to make a couch stay in place, you will require four pads -- one for each corner of the couch. Depending on the kind of gripping pad you purchase, you may have different sizes of pad from which to choose. Select a pad with a diameter to fit the bottom of the furniture -- especially if you are placing pads on the bottom of table legs with a specific diameter. If you are using gripping pads on the bottom of furniture such as a couch, the diameter is not as important.
Lift a corner of the furniture and place the gripping pad beneath the corner so the pad will be in position between the bottom of the furniture and the carpet. Place the corner of the furniture piece back down on the gripping pad. If the furniture is very heavy, ask for help lifting each corner.
Repeat the same procedure with each corner of the furniture so you have one gripping pad under each corner.
Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator, as well as an accomplished gardener, quilter, crocheter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator. As a regular contributor to Natural News, many of Hatter's Internet publications focus on natural health and parenting. Hatter has also had publication on home improvement websites such as Redbeacon.