I have an island counter i keep it on, tucked to one end until i need it. as far as moving it. i took some velcro (the fuzzy half) with self adhesive on one side cut some 1/2 inch squares and stuck them onto the rubber feet of the mixer. now i just slide it around without scratching the countertop. most mixing it stays put. i havent tried it with heavy dough yet. i recomend watching it to ensure it dosent walk across the counter top before leaving the mixer unattended. after your done just slide it back to where you store it.