Trying to maneuver a large pot is very tricky, potentially dangerous, and just plain uncomfortable - you risk injury to yourself, your pot, and/or your plant. I have a sprained ankle right now (and for the past 12 years), and I need to be careful with my footing. Getting my legs near a pot could cause me to twist my ankle again, and I'm sure my orthopedist would have a fit since I just had an MRI a week ago. If I had a trick back, I definitely wouldn't be able to move some of the pots in my yard - some are very slippery with no place for a good hold and weigh more than 150 lbs.
I first saw the Pot Lifter
on an episode of "Gardening by the Yard" and loved it! Then I saw the price and was a bit surprised. I'm not doubting the construction or the relative value, but I can find a large dolly at the pawn shop for the same amount of cash. And I'm cheap when it comes to gardening gadgets. Plus it seemed a bit limited in size.
I also saw an episode of "from Martha's garden" where the producers must have convinced Martha to try climbing a tree with an experienced arborist. I don't know that much about knots, so I'm easily amazed when it comes to how useful and versatile they can be. However, despite how awesome it was to watch Martha Stewart try to climb a tree (and I can't say I would have done any better to be honest), the knot the arborist used was even more awesome!
So combining the Pot Lifter idea and the knots, I managed to create my own pot lifter/hauler for $3. I taught myself the knot and can make one of these rigs in about 15 minutes. It's super easy and incredibly useful especially if you have a lot of large, bulky pots that you might need to bring inside for the winter or severe weather. You can potentially make your own for free if you can get your own rope without paying a dime.
The bonus is that it's adjustable and can move more than pots! You can haul lots of stuff!