Bed constantly sliding all over the wooden floor? You can easily keep it in place using a few balloons.
Picture by xerones
Lifehacker reader Jess writes in with this neat idea:
My friend recently moved into an apartment which has polished wooden floor boards throughout (including his bedroom). The biggest annoyance he's had so far is having his bed slip and slide all over the floor every time he goes near it. The fix: Grab a cheap pack of rubber or latex balloons, snip the top ring off, and slip it over the wheel. Stops the wheels from rolling, the rubber/latex provides grip on the floorboards, and if you add a second balloon, it will stop those annoying scratches/dents that always come about from furniture on this type of floor.
Sounds handy, especially if there's not a hardware store nearby to buy proper furniture caps — the odds of a supermarket selling party goods being closer are a lot higher. Thanks Jess!