Recently, I had the luxury of buying a new washing machine. Nothing like unexpected things going wrong at home to force you into unexpected purchases. But the buying of the washer wasn’t the problem. It was the fact that in order to get my old washer hauled away, I had to move it out of my laundry room and outside the house in order for the delivery folks to take it away.

I had to find someone with a dolly to be able to maneuver the massive machine through my homes hallways. On top of that, my wife recently got an enormous file cabinet that feels like it’s made out of steel. Again, trying to get that into our home and down our basement stairs was a wonderful home moving experience.

So that’s why i was really interested when I discovered the Forearm Forklift.

I’ll be honest with you, I’ve never used the product, but I’ll confess they already have my purchase information because for $15 on I’m willing to test it out. Sure, I’ve used those sliders before but they’re never that great for moving really big items. You put the sliders underneath the object but that really doesn’t help when stairs are involved.

According to the product description on, the tool was invented by a professional mover who wanted to create something to help people move stuff in their homes without scratching their floors and would force them to use proper lifting techniques. Evidently these things have been featured on TV and been around since 1997 so maybe I’m late to the game on this, but I watch a lot of TV so maybe there are a number of you who have missed this too.

When my Forearm Forklifts arrive and I’m forced to move something ridiculously heavy, I will be sure to let you know if it truly lives up to the expectations that I have for it.

Let us know in the comments if you’ve used this product before and can provide a review or what tool you use to help move big items in your home.