We’ve got a drawer completely full of work gloves at the Toolmonger shop. We carry some in vehicles, and we use them endlessly in the shop to carry steel around, etc. The problem comes when you want to move something that you’d like to keep clean — like furniture or a big TV. Sure, you could just forego the gloves, but a good pair of work gloves can really lower the pain and suffering of moving.
Our solution: Shop the local dollar stores for “work gloves.” They’re poorly made and would disintigrate if you used them much in the shop, but they’re great if you just intend to keep them separate (as “clean gloves”) and only use them when you’re moving something nice. I’m way too cheap to buy a $7 set of gloves for this purpose, but at $1 each, I’ll take two.