Want to rearrange your living room but don’t have a pal around to help you move heavy furniture? Before sliding large pieces across your wood floor, which can cause scratches, gouges and other damage, try this:
Jack up one side of the furniture piece using a long 2×4 and a sturdy resting block. Then slip old socks onto the legs of the furniture. Lower the piece back down and repeat this step on the other side of the furniture piece. Remove the jack, and then push the furniture across the floor to its new spot.
Not only will the socks help to protect your floor, they’ll also make sliding the furniture easier.