Tired of spilling coffee on your homework papers or laptop keyboard? Don't waste perfectly good napkins to stop the wobble. Stick a few of these cork discs in your backpack or pocket and use them to steady that shaky table.
Step 1: Save that cork
The next time you open a bottle of wine, save that cork. Or, raid your friends' jar o' corks -- you know, the one they say is holding the corks for their next homemade bulletin board project.
Step 2: Cut cork into discs
You have a few options:
1. Cut all the way through and create lots of little discs, or
2. Cut almost all the way through and leave the discs attached to one another, or
3. Create a combo of 1 and 2.
I like option 2 because I can tear off the thickness that I need.
Tip: Rolling the cork a little as you saw through helps.
Step 3: Be prepared
Put the cork discs in the bags you are most likely to carry to a cafe. I stick a few in my backpack and my purse. They are very small and lightweight, so I don't notice them until I need them.
Step 4: Cork discs to the rescue
The next time you're sitting at a wobbly table, take out a disc and place it under the table leg that seems to be lifting off the ground. It may take a couple seconds of experimenting, but you'll be able to figure out how thick the disc needs to be to make the table rock solid.