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Shim Wire Racks & Shelves

When it comes to organizing your space, it’s easy to turn to wire racks and shelves because they are an inexpensive and appealing storage solution. Whether for organizing tools in a garage, craft supplies in a closet, your kitchen pantry, children’s playroom, making your shop more efficient or creating storage space in a laundry room, we see these types of shelves and racks used throughout most houses and businesses. However, the very nature of an adjustable rack can make it inherently unstable, unlevel, and unsafe.

To prevent wire racks and furniture shelves from leaning, tipping, or wobbling, as well protecting your valuables, you can rely on the durable and versatile Wobble WedgeⓇ plastic shims. Our one-of-a-kind product will help you level, tilt, tighten, align, separate, pry, secure, straighten, tighten, clamp, cushion or support your belongings and surfaces with no tools required. The Wobble Wedge is here to save you time, money and secure your valuables in no time flat with our handy plastic shims. 

Stabilize Multi-Shelf Wire Racks

Whether it’s your small business, restaurant, home, or any other workspace, our plastic shims are easy to use and sure to make your space more efficient, as well furniture and belongings more stable. Simply slide a Wobble Wedge under the feet of a multi-shelf wire rack to prevent leaning, tipping, or wobbling. The flexible or rigid Wobble Wedge can be customized to any height as the easy solution for any job. The Wobble Wedge is available in a variety of colors and will seamlessly blend into any environment. Our flexible plastic shims can even be trimmed to be completely out of sight for a clean and polished look.  

Level Wall Mounted Wire Shelves

Wall-mounted wire shelves can start to droop under weight and pull down away from the wall, which not only creates an eye sore, but doesn’t provide the level storage you need for safety. Simply place Wobble Wedge plastic shims between the back of the shelf and the wall to help stabilize the shelf and prevent sagging. Insert shims from the bottom of the shelf with the flat side of the shim against the wall. Use our BigGap™ Wobble Wedges for shelves with an extra wide gap between the shelf and the wall to help create stability. The possibilities for furniture shim solutions are endless and promise to fix the problem for good.

Prevent Marks from Thin Wire Feet

Whether you rent or own your space, one of the most annoying things about using a wire storage shelf or metal legged furniture on carpeted areas, rugs, or soft flooring are the deep marks the tiny feet leave behind when it’s moved. Prevent carpet marks and damage with Wobble Wedge plastic shims. Simply place a flexible or hard plastic Wobble Wedge under each foot, then adjust to ensure its level. Now you can fill your shelf with any weighted objects without worrying about leaving permanent marks in your carpet. Our tough and durable Wobble Wedge can hold up to 2,000 lbs and will stay in place, securing your belongings as time passes and not allowing carpet marks. 

Storage solutions don’t need to be expensive, but you need floor and surface protection, so take advantage of the convenience the Wobble Wedge brings to your life. Our patented invention is proudly made in the USA and our outstanding customer service will ensure complete satisfaction. Wobble Wedge is your go-to when it comes to solving your storage issues, will absorb vibration, and is the perfect furniture shim to stabilize any leveling issue that might come up. So, protect your investment and don’t let your furniture leave compression marks. 

The Wobble Wedge is precision engineered to make your life easier and give you peace of mind. We promise our product will never shrink or swell, no matter what the temperature or moisture in the space they are used in. Our durable, flexible, stackable, adjustable and trimmable shims come in a variety of soft and hard shim materials that will make it the perfect secure solution for any project. Get the stability you need in seconds flat and cross one more thing off your to-do list. So, be the hero in your home or workspace and let the Wobble Wedge save the day.

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Shim & Stabilize A Hot Water Heater

Whether you’re a professional plumber or capable DIYer, installing a hot water heater takes patience and craftsmanship. Most hot water heaters are installed in basements, garages, kitchens, and restaurants with intentionally unlevel flooring. Concrete floors are designed to slope toward a drain to prevent flooding in your building. However, leaning hot water heaters can be a safety concern and do long-term damage to your property. 

For your hot water heater to work correctly, you don’t want it rocking, leaning, or wobbling. This could stress the plumbing joints and ultimately cause a leak. With just one gallon of water weighing eight pounds, it’s easy to see why these appliances need to be stabilized. First, use a carpenter’s level to check the sides of the hot water heater and ensure it’s straight. When it’s not, Wobble Wedge® plastic shims can ensure your hot water heater works properly and help you avoid costly repairs long term.  

Accommodate for Unlevel Flooring

No matter what type of building, floors are rarely perfectly level. Use Wobble Wedges® to solve unlevel flooring below your hot water heater tank and ease needless stress on plumbing and joints. You can stack and combine Wobble Wedges to get the perfect height. Use as many as necessary. In addition, Wobble Wedge interlocking ridges won’t slip apart once underweight. Wobble Wedge plastic shims are a highly versatile tool with superior functionality that helps you get the job done faster.

Plastic Shims Not Susceptible to Water Damage

Materials like wood or composite are easily penetrated by water and not only warp over time but can affect the stability of your structure. In addition, plumbing issues with hot water heaters can lead to mold and mildew, which can become costly problems. Durable Wobble Wedge plastic shims are not susceptible to water damage. They will not swell or rot, like wooden shims, when placed under a hot water heater tank and exposed to excess moisture or flooding.

Wobble Wedge Holds Up to 2,000 Pounds

Whether you own an under-the-sink, tank, or tankless, also known as on demand hot water heater, we have you covered. Be assured the reliable Wobble Wedges can hold up to 2,000 pounds of weight. That is enough to stabilize and support any hot water heater tank at total capacity. So depending on the type of hot water heater you have, from a 6-gallon tank that weighs 76 pounds up to a 115-gallon tank that weighs 1,183 pounds, there is no job the Wobble Wedge can’t support. 

Tough And Durable For Any Job

Made proudly in the United States, the patented Wobble Wedge comes in all shapes, sizes, materials, colors, and numerous customizable options that make it perfect for any job. Going strong since 1985, we’ve been helping professionals and business owners ensure their projects are done right and on time. Our superior quality and outstanding customer service guarantee we stand by our product every step of the way. So don’t let your hot water heater issues get the best of you, save time and money by selecting the Wobble Wedge today.

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Plastic Shim Variety Pack Solves All Wobbles

Industry professionals and homeowners can all agree there are never enough hours in the day when it comes to their never-ending to-do list. Thankfully the invention of the Wobble Wedge® offers both versatility and functionality for numerous fields and common expertise problems. It’s both household and professional imperative for multiple fixes and is sure to help you get the job done.

These amazingly tough, one-of-a-kind shims are not only durable enough for a variety of situations but can be customized in a variety of settings. In addition, the incredibly adaptable modular system of interlocking leveling wedges are available in numerous material options and variety packs, which makes all sorts of tough jobs easier and faster. Wobble Wedges® have been the go-to leveling and stabilizing solution for industry professionals for well over 30 years. 

Solutions To Everyday Challenges

Toilets: Whether it’s a sloped floor, bad toilet installation, loose bolts, flange issues, or corrosion, our toilet shim can be a great solution. Wobble Wedges are easy to customize, trim, and adjust to adapt to any situation. Unlike other products, our shims will hold up in any damp environment, not rust, and are tough against almost all chemical products.

Plumbing: It’s fair to say most homeowners and tenants don’t appreciate rattling pipes. Our soft-plastic Wobble Wedges can bend around a pipe to cushion it, pad around areas that are vibrating, and tighten pipes with loose fittings. They are also great for water lines and when it comes to completing shower, bathtub, or vanity installations. 

Contractors: Keep Wobble Wedges handy, no matter your industry, to help you tackle any job. You can stabilize workbenches, shelving, tools, or storage containers. Efficiently fix gaps and shim up any material. Best of all, it will hold up in any weather and, unlike other materials, never crumble.

Furniture Stability: Have it be a business owner whose customers complain about uneven dining accommodations or stabilizing furniture at home, having a Wobble Wedge furniture wedge is a quick and easy fix. Whether it’s on wood flooring, vinyl, tile, patio, or an area rug, our variety pack of plastic shims will ensure your space feels as good as it looks. 

Appliances: Every homeowner has had that loud washing machine, a refrigerator that vibrates, an air conditioner that rattles, an uneven stove, or another appliance that won’t stay put on a slick surface. One of our well-placed plastic shims can easily remove the noise and extend an appliance’s lifetime. Plus, the Wobble Wedge helps ensure your floors and surfaces are protected. 

Travel: Before you hit the road to your next vacation or client job, make sure your vehicle’s accessories are secure. Wobble Wedges can keep your toolbox, luggage rack, roof rack, bike rack, ski rack, storage box, or any other vehicle attachment not only quiet but secure for your ride. Our shims not only make travel safer but protect against wear and provide more peace of mind. 

Be Prepared For Any Job

If you’re a professional or DIY, you know it’s good to be prepared for any situation. The Wobble Wedge ShopShim plastic shim assortment variety pack features both rigid and flexible wedges in various sizes. Used alone or in any combination, this plastic shim assortment will come in handy for any installation, repair, and assembly applications. Kit includes five Standard Rigid in translucent, Standard Flexible in clear, Standard Rigid in black; eight Mini Rigid in translucent, Mini Flexible in clear; four single GigGap Rigid in translucent; and two single BigGap Flexible in clear. 

In a class by themselves, Wobble Wedges will prove to be the plastic shim of choice for every shimming task. The Wobble Wedge is guaranteed to support up to 2,000 pounds of weight, comes in numerous variety packs, colors, materials, is easily concealed, customizable, and proudly made in the U.S.A. You’ll save time, money, and most of all, provide a long-term solution that will leave everyone satisfied.

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Plastic Shims vs. Wood Shims

Wood shims are a timeless carpentry solution, but modern plastic shims can offer a more reliable solution in certain circumstances. You might have both types of shims in your toolbox. What are the primary distinctions between wood shims and plastic shims? Which projects are better suited for plastic shims? In this blog post we will explore the pros and cons of each to make sure you have the right type of shim on hand for your next project.

Patented Interlocking Ridges

The primary distinction between a Wobble Wedge® plastic shim and a standard wooden shim is the presence of the patented interlocking ridges. These ridges make all Wobble Wedge plastic shims stackable in any unique combination (imagine how Legos securely stack and lock together). Wooden shims are liable to slide when stacked under pressure. Wobble Wedges can hold up to 2,000 pounds and will not slip or slide apart once stacked under the weight of an object. Make furniture and shelving perfectly level, keep decorative objects stable, and more with Wobble Wedges®.

Not Susceptible to Exposure to the Elements

Unlike their wooden counterparts, Wobble Wedge plastic shims are not susceptible to exposure to the elements. Wooden shims will expand and warp when exposed to water and changing environmental conditions. Wobble Wedge plastic shims are waterproof and weatherproof. Use Wobble Wedge plastic shims to stabilize appliances in your basement that might get exposed to leaking water or in your bathroom near showers, toilets, and sinks. Wobble Wedges are also ideal for use outside shimming concrete blocks or steps, fountains and sculptures, and large planter boxes and containers. 

Available in Multiple Colors

When using shims in areas where they will be visible, Wobble Wedge offers plastic shims in a variety of colors; black, white, and clear plastic. Choose a wedge that will blend seamlessly into your environment. Wood shims are typically unpainted and their natural brown color. When a more professional solution is required, use Wobble Wedge plastic shims. Black plastic shims disappear perfectly under kitchen appliances like a refrigerator, stove, or dishwasher. White plastic shims work perfectly near white tile, laminate, or porcelain in bathrooms. For everything else, clear plastic Wobble Wedges disappear into any environment for stabilizing decorative items, furniture on soft flooring, indoor plants, and more.

Wooden or plastic? Which type of shim is right for your project? Click here to shop Wobble Wedges plastic shims available in a variety of sizes and colors.

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Tapered Shims for All Your Household Needs

When objects around the house are wobbling, unstable, or unlevel the solution you’re looking for is a tapered shim. Wobble Wedge has been the ultimate household tapered plastic shim for more than thirty years, offering an easy fix for wobbly tables, uneven surfaces, unlevel bookshelves, and anything that rocks, tips, or leans. Tapered shims slide into any gap to provide an easy and enduring fix. For whatever your household needs, try Wobble Wedge!

What is a Tapered Shim?

The wedge was one of the first tools created by mankind and they are still just as handy today! A tapered shim is a triangular piece of material that slides into any gap, filling the space and preventing any further movement from the item. Wobble Wedge offers plastic tapered shims in a variety of sizes and with several distinguishing features that make them the ultimate household handy tool. Wobble Wedge tapered shims feature patented ridge technology that allows the wedges to interlock, never to slide apart when under the weight of an object. Wobble Wedges are also available in hard and soft plastic so you can pick the perfect fix for your project. Hard plastic Wobble Wedges are best used on soft flooring, while soft plastic Wobble Wedges are perfect for hard flooring or surfaces, decorative objects, and plumbing.

What Problems Can I Solve With a Tapered Shim?

If it wobbles, a tapered shim can fix it! Just about any household project pertaining to uneven floors or surfaces can be addressed with a tapered shim. Wobble Wedges have been used for hundreds of different household and commercial purposes ranging from plumbing and counter installations, to antique furniture and collectable objects. Here are just a few of the many ways you can use a tapered shim to solve your household wobbles.

Getting Started with Wobble Wedges

Once you have a pack of Wobble Wedges in the house, you won’t believe how many different ways you will find to use them. Suddenly, tapered shims will become your favorite tool in the tool box. The Wobble Wedge Variety Pack is a great place to get started. This convenient kit contains a variety of tapered shims for all of your household needs. Here is what you’ll find included:

10 Rigid Standard Shims: These are your go-to household wedges for fixing bookcases, coffee tables, and more. These rigid plastic shims are perfect for soft flooring and can be used to prevent furniture imprints on carpet.

5 Flexible Standard Shims: The perfect plastic shim for furniture on soft flooring, kitchen appliances, fixing rattling plumbing pipes, wobbly toilets, and more. Flexible Wobble Wedges are pliable and can easily be trimmed to any size.

2 Flexible BigGap Shims: These are the largest Wobble Wedge shims and are perfect for construction projects, and large appliances like washing machines, dryers, storage freezers, and more.

4 Rigid BigGap Shims: The largest hard plastic Wobble Wedge is ready to go to work in your garage or tool shed. Use these mighty shims for stabilizing your workbench, power tools, drafting tables, and concrete blocks or stairs.

8 Flexible Mini-Shims: For all of your micro-wobbles, these soft plastic Wobble Wedges are perfect for securing decorative items, house plants, framed artwork, and more.

8 Rigid Mini-Shims: These itty-bitty, hard plastic tapered shims are ready to shim thin antique or modern table legs. Mini wedges are also handy for woodworking projects, stabilizing delicate joints, and fixing antique wobbles.

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Perfectly Level DIY Floating Shelves

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Homemade Floating Shelves Use Wobble Wedges ® to Achieve Perfection

Floating shelves are a sophisticated way to add storage capacity in your home without the clutter of metal shelf brackets. There are a variety of floating shelf styles and kits that are available for purchase online. The truly industrious home improvement junkies will opt to build their own floating shelves using basic carpentry skills and tools. However, even the most perfectly built floating shelf may not rest flat against the drywall. Any gaps between the bottom of the shelf and the wall will cause the floating shelf to be out of level. Luckily, Wobble Wedge ® plastic shims provide an easy fix! Our sturdy plastic shims will help you install perfectly level DIY floating shelves.

How to Build a DIY Floating Shelf

DIY floating shelves are constructed with an internal support that gets attached to the wall and an exterior “box” that slips over the support. This style of design creates an incredibly strong shelf without any visible support. If mounted to drywall, use drywall anchors to increase the weight capacity of the shelf. Otherwise, mount the floating shelf into studs for a seemingly indestructible shelf ready to hold your heaviest house plants, books, and decorative items.

Installing a Floating Shelf

Use a level while installing the internal support for your floating shelf. This ensures that the shelf is level from side to side. Once you have mounted the internal support, slip the box that comprises the exterior of the shelf over the support. Use finishing nails to hold the exterior box to the internal support bracket.

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Level DIY Floating Shelves with Plastic Shims

At this point you may notice that your shelf is level from side to side, but does not sit flush against the wall and is therefore not level from front to back. This could cause items to slide off the shelf and could even pull the shelf off the wall. Place a level on the shelf to see if it dips tilts downward. If your floating shelf is not level, use clear/translucent Wobble Wedges ® plastic shims under the bottom, against the wall, to make your shelf level from front to back. Once you have confirmed with your level that the shelf is now even you can trim the Wobble Wedges ® so they are not visible to the naked eye. Using a marker draw a line on each plastic shim, and then remove it. Trim the Wobble Wedge ® plastic shims to size with scissors or an exacto blade. Replace each plastic shim and recheck the shelf for level.

Congratulations! You built a beautiful floating shelf that is unique and customized to your space. Now it’s perfectly level thanks to Wobble Wedge ® plastic shims!

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Wobble Wedges ® Fresh New Look

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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.

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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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