Thanks to These, My Furniture No Longer Wobbles, Shakes, or Slants

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My building is fairly old and because all things start to give out with old age, the floors are warped pretty much everywhere. Warped floors mean one thing: wobbly, uneven furniture. In search of comrades in crookedness (the furniture, not the people), I found some unique suggestions. Some used matchbooks as shims, (the definitive word, I discovered recently, for what’s put under an uneven furniture leg) while others used tiny stacks of books or coasters, and most shockingly, some used empty tuna cans. I for one, used to opt for those little pads you put under chairs so they don’t scuff your wood floors. That ended when I woke up one night to find my dog had slipped them from under the furniture and was shredding them to bits. Thankfully, I found a few other shims that work great, and aren’t empty cans of tuna.

The first I’ll recommend are these shims that come in a pack of 20. They are actually meant to be stacked on top of each other, so you can stack a few and they’ll cohese as one. They also have grip on them like the bottom of a winter boot to ensure they don’t slide and that your furniture doesn’t either. Apparently, they can also function as door stops, but I haven’t tried it that way. Because they’re black, they blend in pretty well too, and I hardly notice they’re there.

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