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3+ Ways to Use Wobble Wedges in Restaurants

Gone are the days of the sugar packet ungracefully stuffed under the leg of a wobbly table in a restaurant or cafe! Wobble Wedge® offers a far more professional and enduring solution than this sugar crystal-filled predecessor. Our convenient plastic wedges slide into place and hold tables perfectly still, even under the demands of heavy dishes and excited elbows. For more than three decades Wobble Wedges have been gaining popularity among restaurant owners and managers, and for more uses than just wobbly tabletops. There are dozens of other useful ways to put Wobble Wedges to work in the restaurant environment. Here are some of the uses our customers have found most beneficial.

Stabilize and Level Restaurant Tables Professionally

Wobble Wedge plastic shims can help stabilize any type of restaurant table, bench, or booth. No matter the size of the table or the type of leg, even picnic tables, can be shimmed with one or more Wobble Wedges. For little wobbles, use a single Flexible Wobble Wedge, which will help hold the table firmly against any hard or slippery flooring surfaces. If the flooring material is particularly uneven, use the Wobble Wedge patented interlocking ridges to combine multiple shims for a stable table solution.

Wobble Wedges are available in white, clear, and black to help them blend seamlessly into your restaurant environment. Your customers will appreciate the attention to detail and sophistication of your solution. Restaurant managers can keep a box of Wobble Wedges among the supplies available to their waitstaff to address any customer complaints about unstable tables.

Level Commercial Refrigerators and other Kitchen Appliances

The back of the house will enjoy putting the Wobble Wedges to work just as much as the waitstaff. BigGap™ Wobble Wedges can hold up to 2,000 pounds and can be used to shim commercial refrigerators and other large kitchen appliances. For chefs with a desire for perfectionism in the kitchen, Wobble Wedges can help accommodate for uneven flooring or sloped floors with built-in drains. Shim refrigerators, dishwashers, stand mixers, and more.

Level Industrial-Sized Food and Equipment Storage Racks

In your walk-ins and storage rooms, use standard and BigGap™ Wobble Wedges to help level and stabilize large storage racks. Especially for racks that sit on sloped floors, leveling shims can help the shelves sit evenly, improving the safety and function of the rack. Wobble Wedges work well with wire and metal shelving racks and can safely hold up to 2,000 pounds. To get started shimming tables, appliances, and storage racks in your restaurant with Wobble Wedges shop online and enjoy free shipping on any order in the US.

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Fall Exterior Uses for Wobble Wedges®

Fall weather is officially here and we’re thinking about all of the wonderful ways that Wobble Wedges can be useful inside and outside of the house. Wobble Wedge plastic shims are available in three sizes to solve all of your wobbles and three colors to blend into your environment. These useful plastic shims won’t rot or expand when exposed to the outside elements, making them perfect for exterior residential and maintenance applications. Get started with a variety pack of Wobble Wedges as you set out to accomplish everything on your fall exterior to-do list.

Small Plastic Shims for Stabilizing Decorative Pumpkins and Gourds

Nothing says fall like a motif of pumpkins and other gourds on the steps leading up to your entryway, but pumpkins never have even bottoms, making precarious work out of assembling a perfectly aesthetic arrangement. Use Wobble Wedge Mini plastic shims or clear flexible Wobble Wedge standard size shims to place pumpkins and gourds with perfect precision. Use Wobble Wedges patented interlocking ridges to stack and combine shims to fill any compensate for even the most asymmetrical of pumpkins. Your front porch fall ensemble will look ready for the cover of a magazine and certainly ready for Trick or Treaters to come trotting up the walkway.

Use Wobble Wedges to Hold Exterior Mats in Place

Do your exterior entryway mats slide when it rains or snows? Wobble Wedge plastic shims possess a small hole in the top that allow them to be screwed down to surfaces with a standard size screw. Use two or more Wobble Wedges to batton the edges of your mat down to your porch to prevent any future slipping or sliding of the mat. This technique also works for holding down the edges of exterior decorative carpets and rugs. Keep the edges of an outdoor rug from curling up by tacking them down with color-matched Wobble Wedges available in white, black, and clear plastic.

Level Storage Shelves in Garages, Basements, and Tool Sheds

Storage shelves can get loaded with hundreds of pounds of gear, tools, and storage items. Don’t let your precious items rock on a precarious shelf. Ensure large and heavy storage shelves are perfectly level, prior to loading them with items, using Wobble Wedge plastic shims. BigGap Wobble Wedges offer a solution for large gaps caused by sloped or uneven concrete garage or basement floors. Use the interlocking ridges to stack and combine Wobble Wedges until storage shelves are perfectly level and able to bare weight. Once the shelves are loaded and bearing weight again, Wobble Wedges will not slip or slide out of place.

Level Storage Bins for Stackability

Use Wobble Wedges to level all of your storage bins for the ultimate stackability and security of items. Plastic storage bins can become warped over time or misshapen due to their contents. Make sure that each layer of bins sits level so the next layer can stack on top with Wobble Wedge plastic shims. This is also a good solution when stacking bins of different sizes. Make sure smaller bins sit level on top of larger bins and that each layer can bear the weight of the next without damaging items in the containers.

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Wobble Wedges ® Fresh New Look

Wobble Wedges fresh new look

New packaging, Same Great Product

Wobble Wedges ® have been the go-to leveling and stabilizing solution for industry professionals for over 30 years. Developed and designed by a family-owned Boulder based company dedicated to serving our customers quality solutions. We felt that a new decade warranted a fresh new look for our brand, with a new focus on the everyday consumers’ needs too. To this end we’ve revamped our packaging for our plastic shims, redone our logo, and overhauled our website. We hope this new look reminds our customers that Wobble Wedges ® offer an intuitive solution from an easy-to-use tool with limitless possibilities. 

Why? We Want to be the Hero of All Household Projects!

Simple and straightforward in its design, Wobble Wedges ® are engineered to be user-friendly and intuitive to implement. Perfect for at-home uses, our plastic shims are multi-purpose tools that empower users to tackle all types of home, office, and outdoor improvement challenges. Patented interlocking technology allows you to securely stack all sizes of plastic shims in combination; customizing the product to fit each fix-it need. Multiple color options and trimmable features ensure adaptability, from shimming a table leg to laying concrete slabs. Our plastic shims offer a quick fix that’s durable enough to be used, and then reused, time and time again.

New Packaging, Same Great Product

Our fresh new packaging and smaller consumer sized containers will practically jump into your hand at the hardware store! For our 30 count and 75 count packages we have replaced the old PVC jars with paperboard packaging that is more eco-friendly. In the near future you can also expect smaller packages to be available at your local hardware store and on our website. These smaller package options will give our customers the option to buy only a few plastic shims at a time. Making Wobble Wedges ® even more accessible to the average consumer. 

The Go-To Plastic Shim for Industry Tradesmen

Wobble Wedges ® are still the go-to for industry tradesmen (plumbers, contractors, maintenance, etc) and restaurants! The ultimate solution for wobbly toilets and tables, our plastic shims can be reused over and over again! We are proud to offer the only sustainable wedge of its kind; designed to weather the elements and burden of time. Making our tapered shims the perfect choice for all kinds of jobs.

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10 Uses for Mini Wobble Wedges ®

Mini Wobble Wedges

Our Smallest Plastic Shim Has Many Uses

Wobble Wedges ® have unlimited uses, check out our many blogs to see just some of the many ways they’re useful to have in your toolkit. And our Mini Wobble Wedge ® is no exception! Below we’ve shared just 10 ways to use Mini Wobble Wedges ® to level, shim, shore up and stabilize all kinds of situations in your home.

1. Level Small Wobbles

Mini Wobble Wedges ® are a tapered shim that’s just 0.16” high, which means they are perfect for leveling any small wobble you find in your home. The flexible plastic version can be easily cut to size with scissors or a blade. The rigid plastic Mini is able to take +2,000lbs of force, even though it’s our smallest plastic shim. Mini Wobble Wedges ® also have our patented interlocking ridges that allow them to be safely stacked to whatever height you need. And they can interlock with our other larger wedges too, Standard and BigGap ™.

2. Level Antique Collectibles

Antique collectibles let you have a little bit of history in your home. From antique clocks to figurines, vases to antique lamps, all of them can be a little unsteady after so many years of use. Many antique items were handmade, which can also contribute to their uneven footing. Luckily our soft/flexible plastic Mini Wobble Wedges ® can level all kinds of items. And because of their soft texture they won’t scratch or dent wood, porcelain, or other delicate materials.

3. Secure Objects on Slick Surfaces

If you have something sitting on glass or polished stone, you might want to keep it from sliding around. The patented interlocking ridges on all of our flexible Wobble Wedge ®  plastic shims can gently grip the slick surface under an item to hold it in place. Use several Mini Wobble Wedges ® evenly spaced under the object to lift it and add grip. This will help it stay in place and can prevent marks on the smooth surface too.

4. Fix Loose Antique Furniture Legs

If you have an antique table that’s got a loose leg, you likely don’t want to damage it further by using nails or screws to fix it. So what’s a way to fix the issue without causing more damage? Use our Mini Wobble Wedges ® plastic shims to fix the loose leg, no one will be able to tell and no nails or screws needed. Get the instructions on our blog “How to Fix Loose Legs on Antique Furniture”.

5. Level a Glass Tabletop

If you have a glass table top that doesn’t sit level or that rocks back and forth, you’re probably not sure how to fix it so it still looks good. We recommend using our flexible plastic Mini Wobble Wedges ®. The very translucent and clear plastic will be hard to notice. Additionally the soft plastic shim will cushion the glass and hold it in place while also stopping the wobble.

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6. Stabilize Tabletop Decorations

Decorative items on side tables and coffee tables are highly visible, so if they wobble and lean it can be an eyesore. Shimming them with a wad of paper though isn’t going to look good in such a visible location. This is why Mini Wobble Wedges ® plastic shims are perfect to shim these items. Our plastic shims come in a clear plastic that won’t be visible, especially if you trim the shims to size. They will discreetly stabilize all of your tabletop decorations.

7. Prevent Scuffs Marks From Hanging Frames

What do you do when your hanging frames leave scuff marks on your wall? It doesn’t just look bad to have a scuffed wall, if you rent it can mean you’ll get charged for repainting the rooms when you move out. This is a perfect situation to use Mini Wobble Wedge ® plastic shims! The soft/flexible plastic of our shims makes for the ideal buffer between your hanging art and the wall. Read more on our blog “Stop Scuff Marks from Hanging Frames”.

8. Level Houseplants

Don’t let an unsteady houseplant take a tumble from a stray elbow or a curious pet. Most houseplants will survive a fall, but that beautiful pot it was planted in probably won’t! Mini Wobble Wedges ® or our Standard plastic shims can do the trick of stabilizing and leveling plants. Read more in our blog “How to Stop Wobbling Potted Plants”.

9. Level Decorative Ceramic Objects (Bowls, Vases, Sculptures)

Handmade ceramic pieces often have a little wobble from being made by hand. This can mean the special object is less steady, and could be knocked over more easily. Luckily Mini Wobble Wedges ® plastic shims offer a solution, their soft/flexible plastic will delicately hold the ceramic and still keep it level. Cut the plastic shims to the right size to hide them from view.

10. Stabilize Decorative Collections

Lining up decorative collectibles on shelves or in cases is a great way to show off your prized collection. If the items are delicate or unsteady, using a small tapered plastic shim to stabilize them will make it easier to feel safe showing them off. Or if you want to just slightly tilt the items forward to show them off better on a higher shelf, our Wobble Wedges ® are perfect for giving them the best visibility. Simply place a couple of our Mini Wobble Wedges ® or Standard plastic shims underneath the backside of the item and it will gently tilt it into view. This works particularly well for items that are still in their original boxes!

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How to Stabilize Christmas Decorations

Plastic Shims Will Keep Your Holiday Decorations from Wobbling and Leaning

Setting up holiday decorations is a great activity to get you in the holiday spirit. Many decorations are sentimental and hold a special place in our hearts, so don’t let them wobble precariously while on display! A great solution is our Wobble Wedge® plastic shims, as the soft/flexible plastic version can cushion glass, porcelain, and wood. Our hard/rigid plastic shims are strong enough to take 2,000lbs if necessary. Continue reading to see how Wobble Wedge® plastic shims can help you stabilize Christmas decorations in your home:

Shore Up Small Holiday Decorations

Small decorative holiday items often get setup on table tops, mantels, and various surfaces around the home. For example, if your manger is a family heirloom and has seen a lot of seasons, it might be a little warped. This is the perfect use for our Mini Wobble Wedges®, which can discreetly shore up the corner so your precious porcelain figurines don’t take a tumble. Mini Wobble Wedge plastic shims are also perfect for leveling table top trees, candy bowls, glass and porcelain figurines, pretty much any small wobble you might have! Minis are available in both a soft/flexible plastic and a hard/rigid plastic. Both plastic shims come in a clear/translucent color so they’ll blend in and not steal the show.

Stabilize Christmas decorations with Wobble Wedges!

Use Bigger Wedges for Bigger Decorations

If you’re dealing with a bigger wobble or leaning decoration, you can also use our other two sizes of Wobble Wedges®: BigGaps™ and Standard wedges. Perfect for stabilizing any large spaces with a single BigGap filling a 0.48” space and Standards a 0.25” space. Standard plastic shims come in three colors black, white, and clear/translucent, so you can choose the color that will blend in best while they stabilize Christmas decorations. Just like all of our plastic shims they are safely stackable! Thanks to our patented interlocking ridges you can stack Wobble Wedges as high as you need to and they won’t slip!

Stop Your Tree from Wobbling

Don’t let a leaning Christmas tree dampen your holiday spirit! Whether it’s a live tree or an artificial tree, Wobble Wedge® plastic shims can get it stable and standing straight. Our plastic shims can help with stabilizing it within the stand if the screws don’t quite reach the tree to hold it firmly. You can also use our plastic shims to shim the feet of the stand, if that’s the source of the wobble. Get details on our blog post “Keep Christmas Trees from Falling or Leaning”.

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Tuck Cords Out of Sight

If you’re putting up a beautiful outdoor display, you’ll probably have a lot of cords to keep out of the way. Wobble Wedge® plastic shims can help tuck cords out of sight across thresholds, under siding and even hold up cords along the eaves. Read more about how our plastic shims can help keep you from tripping on cords outside with our blog post “Hide Electrical Cords Outside”.

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How to Improve a Plant’s Drainage

Choose the Right Pot and Lift It to Improve Drainage

Creating a little jungle of houseplants in your home lets you enjoy greenery all year round. But many people feel like they just kill every plant they try to grow. One of the biggest causes of plant issues is over watering and a lack of good drainage. Poor drainage and root rot can kill a plant very quickly. If your plants suffer from drainage issues, here a few tips to improve a plant’s drainage.

Should I put Rocks in the Bottom of My Pots?

Many people put a layer of rocks in the bottom of their potted plants to “improve drainage.” But this can actually cause more water retention instead of less. The best option is to always use a pot with a drainage hole. The reason is that soil will drain the water it doesn’t need out the bottom and not leave the plant’s roots sitting in water. Rocks in the bottom of your pot can actually keep more of the moisture inside the pot instead of letting it drain out. The only situation where rocks can help is in a pot that doesn’t have a drainage hole. Then a thick layer of rocks can allow water to have some separation from the dirt, but this isn’t ideal. Having a pot that drains into a tray is the best option to prevent root rot. 

What kind of Pot and Tray Should I use?

Using pots that don’t have a built in tray is our preferred method. Having a separate tray allows you to see how much extra water the plant has and it keeps the roots of the plant from sitting in too moist soil. Pots that have built-in trays just make it harder to monitor your plant’s water needs. And in our experience tend to hold onto water longer than a pot with a drainage hole.

Improve a Plant's Drainage

So How Do I Improve a Plant’s Drainage?

One issue you might still run into with a pot and separate tray, is that the water still can’t freely drain out the hole in the bottom. We recommend using Wobble Wedge® plastic shims to lift your pots up from the tray, allowing water to freely flow. Use 3 or more Wobble Wedge® plastic shims evenly spaced around the pot to lift it. If the pot is ceramic we recommend using our soft/flexible plastic shims to cushion the pottery. And if the pot is plastic you can use either our hard/rigid or soft/flexible plastic shims. Our plastic shims come in 3 sizes, and the Mini or Standard sizes will work for most pots. But if you need something bigger, you can always use our BigGap™ plastic shims too. All three will work great as an option to lift your pots and improve a plant’s drainage. The reason Wobble Wedge® plastic shims are great for this task is that they are made from a durable plastic that won’t rot or deteriorate when in contact with water. Learn more about fixing wobbling potted plants, including how to stabilize plant stands in our blog post “How to Stop Wobbling Potted Plants”.

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10 Uses for BigGap™ Wobble Wedges®

BigGap Wobble Wedges

Our Biggest Plastic Shim Can Be Used For All Kinds of Jobs

Our BigGap™ Wobble Wedges® are our tallest plastic shims and are available in both hard/rigid and soft/flexible plastic. They come as a double-wide shim that can easily be cut and/or snapped into two individual shims. This means they can be used in a lot of applications. Here are just a few examples of how to use our BigGap Wobble Wedges:

1. Shimming Big Spaces

Our plastic shims come in three sizes: Mini, Standard, and BigGap™. The Standard is .25” tall, while the BigGap™ is .48”. So if you have a space larger than .25”, you can either stack two Standard wedges or use a BigGap™. Just like all of our plastic shims they can be safely stacked because of the patented interlocking ridges. And if you have a space that is .48” or larger you want to grab a BigGap™ or two. BigGaps™ make it easy to fill a really large space, as they can be stacked as high as you need!

2. Stop Table Legs Sinking Into Moist Lawns

If you’ve set up an outdoor get together or are a catering company you know that soft ground means table legs sinking into the grass. To stop this you need to spread out the weight of the table over a larger area than the small table leg. We recommend using BigGaps™ to do this. Place either a single-wide BigGap™ or the double-wide version under the table feet to spread out the weight and keep your table from toppling over.

3. Scraping Off Gunk

One of our favorite creative uses for BigGap Wobble Wedges is using them to scrape off gunk! The hard plastic makes it easy to scrape off sticky labels, build up on your grill, and many other sticky situations too. The ridges on our plastic shims work together to repeatedly scrape the surface, making it easier to get off stuck-on gunk!

4. Propping Open Appliance Doors

After your dishwasher or washing machine runs a cycle it’s a good idea to prop open the door to keep them from getting musty. This is easily done with a BigGap™ plastic shim! Simply wedge the BigGap™ into the door and allow the weight of the door to hold it in place. This keeps the door propped open just enough to allow airflow, but not too much that the door will swing open.

BigGap Wobble Wedges propping open a washing machine door.

5. Level Concrete Blocks or Pavers

Hard plastic Wobble Wedges® are great for working with concrete. Because the hard plastic doesn’t react with water or concrete, you won’t get any discoloration or deterioration like with other shims. BigGaps™ are ideal for leveling pavers to make a walkway or stacking concrete blocks while building a wall

6. Door Stop

The BigGap™ is our tallest plastic shim at 0.48”. This makes it tall enough to be used as a door stop. And if it’s not quite tall enough for your door, with our patented interlocking ridges you can stack two BigGaps™ and they will stay securely stacked to keep your door propped open. 

7. Lift Potted Plants for Better Drainage

If your potted plants are sitting flat on the ground, lifting them up will help water flow out and improve drainage. Using BigGaps™ in a “flat stack” (see image), place 2-4 stacks (depending on size) evenly spaced under your planter or pot. This will evenly lift the pot up so water doesn’t stay trapped under it leading to root rot.

Two BigGap Wobble Wedges stacked tapered end to wide end to make a flat stack

8. Stop Compression Marks

Similar to keeping tables from sinking in grass, Wobble Wedge® plastic shims can be used to stop indoor furniture from leaving compression marks. Use BigGaps™ underneath table legs or furniture feet to disperse the weight. This will prevent those hard to remove carpet indentations. Learn more in this blog post.

9. Keep You Grill Stable

Most patios and decks aren’t perfectly level. So if you’re working at a hot grill you’ll want to stabilize it for safety reasons. You can use BigGap Wobble Wedges as chock blocks to stop caster feet from rolling. Or to level your grill if one foot doesn’t make good contact with your deck. Learn more about this on our blog post about how to stabilize grills.

10. Leveling Garage Workbenches

Garage floors are set up to drain to the door or to a floor drain. This means that they have a slight pitch to them so that water flows. It also means that almost anything in your garage is going to lean because the floor isn’t level. When working at your workbench you want it to be stable so you can safely use tools. We recommend using hard/rigid BigGaps™ to bring your workbench up to level. Learn more on our blog, “How to Level a Workbench.”

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How to Stop Wobbling Potted Plants

Steady Your Houseplants with Wobble Wedge® Plastic Shims 

A beautiful indoor plant jungle can transform a home into your own private oasis. And caring for houseplants is a wonderful way to de-stress and feel connected to nature. If you have a plant that is unsteady or wobbles it can be easily knocked to the floor by a stray elbow or a curious pet. Most houseplants will survive a fall, but that beautiful pot it was planted in probably won’t! So what to do when you have an unsteady houseplant? Here’s how to stop wobbling potted plants with the help of Wobble Wedges®.

Stop Wobbling Potted Plants

There are many types of planters and pots that your houseplants can live in. From ceramic to plastic, some with attached trays and some with separate ones. Luckily if your potted plant rocks back and forth it doesn’t matter which kind of pot it’s in. Our solution will work with them all. You might be tempted to grab a piece of cardboard or a wooden shim, but if these options get wet they can grow mildew or rot. Using a plastic shim to stabilize your potted plant is the best option.

Our Wobble Wedge® plastic shims aren’t affected by water. So they can be used to shim the pot in the water tray or under the tray. Simply take a soft/flexible plastic shim in the color of your choice (black, white, or clear/translucent), and place it under the edge of your pot. The soft plastic will cushion the pot and grip it at the same time, putting a stop to your wobbling potted plant.

Stop Wobbling Potted Plants

How to Level a Plant Stand

If your plants are on wire or wooden plant stands, these too can become unsteady. This is especially common with wire plant stands, where one or more legs is shorter than the rest. Take your plant out of its stand and rock the stand to determine which leg is shorter. Place one or more soft plastic shim under the feet of your plant stand. If you want to make sure it’s level, get a small level to check it front to back and side to side. If it leans to one side you will need to use more than one plastic shim to get it level.

Luckily Wobble Wedge® plastic shims come in three sizes, so you can get the exact height you need. A Mini Wobble Wedge® is 0.16” high, a Standard is 0.25”, and a BigGap™ wedge is 0.48” tall. If you need to combine them to get the perfect height you can safely do this thanks to our patented interlocking ridges. They allow Wobble Wedge® plastic shims to be safely stacked, no slipping! Once you’ve fixed the wobble, return your plant to the stand. Voila, you’ve learned how to stop wobbling potted plants!

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Stop Annoying Compression Marks in Carpet

Compression Marks in Carpet

Plastic Shims can help prevent unsightly indentations from furniture

Heavy furniture can leave some serious indentations in carpet! Small feet on furniture put a lot of pressure on the carpet fibers, compressing them under the full weight of the item. But how to stop these annoying compression marks in carpet? Spread out the weight of the furniture over a larger area. This is where Wobble Wedge® hard/rigid plastic shims come in! Read below for info on how to fix the compression marks you already have in your carpet, and how our plastic shims can prevent new ones.

How to Fix Compression Marks in Carpet

If you’ve moved your furniture around in a carpeted room you’ve definitely had to deal with compression marks. These annoying spots where the fibers of your carpet just won’t “bounce back” like they should. There are two common suggestions for fixing a compression mark. Most common is using ice cubes. Place an ice cube (or more than one depending on the size of the indent) in the compressed area. Let it melt, after melting the water should have expanded the compressed fibers. Blot up the excess water and fluff the carpet with your fingers. The second option is to use steam. Take a damp towel and place it over the indentation, use a clothes iron set to medium (with steam) and iron over the towel for about a minute. DO NOT iron the carpet directly, as the iron will melt the carpet! The steam will do much the same thing as the ice, and expand the fibers of the carpet. Then fluff with your fingers. 

Compression Marks in Carpet

How to Use Plastic Shims to Prevent Compression Marks in Carpet

But how do you prevent compression marks in your carpet to begin with? One suggestion is to move each furniture item a few inches every couple of weeks. But that just seems like way too much work to do forever! The better solution is to disperse the weight of the furniture item over a larger area. Narrow legs on furniture put all of the weight down in one tiny spot, compressing the carpet and leaving a mark. A wider foot spreads out the weight over a larger area and doesn’t compress the carpet as much. This is why using a Wobble Wedge® plastic shim under the feet of your furniture can prevent compression marks. Simply take a hard/rigid standard Wobble Wedge® plastic shim and place it under each foot. Our hard/rigid plastic shims come in both clear and black plastic, so they can blend into your decor. And Wobble Wedge® hard/rigid plastic shims can take +2,000 lbs of force, so even your heaviest armoire or display case can easily be supported.

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How to Level Countertop Appliances

How to Level Countertop Appliances

And Stop Them From Scooting Across Your Counter

Small countertop appliances can annoyingly wobble every time you open the door or move out of place on slick surfaces. They also typically don’t have adjustable feet like larger appliances. So you might be wondering how to level countertop appliances? Luckily our soft/flexible Wobble Wedge® plastic shims offer a great solution for both of these problems!

How to Level Countertop Appliances

More than likely your countertop appliances don’t have adjustable feet. This makes it hard to stop your countertop appliances from rocking or leaning. Wobble Wedges® offer a sleek solution that will blend in and fix this issue. Take a small level and place it on top of your countertop appliance. You will want to check it for level from two directions, front to back and side to side. On your level the bubble will move to the side that is too high. Place a Wobble Wedge® plastic shim under the foot on the opposite side from the bubble. Check with the level again, repeat by placing a plastic shim under each foot as necessary. Our soft/flexible plastic shims are best for this application. They are sturdy and will provide grip to the surface of your countertop.

Stop Scooting Appliances

Don’t let your countertop appliances slowly creep across your counter! This is likely due to the rubber feet aging, and the rubber becoming hard and brittle. A great solution is to place soft/flexible Wobble Wedge® plastic shims under the feet to improve grip. Our soft/flexible plastic shims are ideal for this use because the patented interlocking ridges grip the slick counter surface. Depending on the size of the feet on your countertop appliance you can use Mini Wobble Wedges® or Standard Wobble Wedges®. Place the plastic shims under the front two feet or all four, depending on your situation.

Don’t Forget to Level Your Big Appliances Too!

It’s also important to level your larger appliances in your home too. You can learn how to level your refrigerator, stove and dishwasher, as well as your washing machine from our blogs. Making sure that your appliances are level is important for safety and for ease of use.

PLEASE NOTE: Wobble Wedges® should not come in contact with hot surfaces. DO NOT place Wobble Wedge® plastic shims against a surface that will become hot when the appliance is in use. Please always consult the appliance manufacturer’s instructions before attempting any adjustments to your appliances.

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