Pro-Tip #34: Buy Coasters That Actually Absorb
Coasters are seen as a really adult purchase, and probably the cheapest one you can make. You use them under your drinks to protect the furniture you didn’t garbage pick or buy on clearance at the local supermarket. I fully endorse the purchase of coasters, they’re useful and they have all kinds of art options that can make fun little accents to your decor.
But here’s the thing: lots of coasters are really terrible at what they do. Don’t just get a little square with a cute design and think that’s it, because most of those will either get ruined by moisture (why) or block out so much moisture that the liquid runs all over your table anyway. Do yourself a favor and spend a few extra dollars and buy thirsty stone (or any similar brand) coasters. They look great and actually absorb the moisture without compromising your great woodwork. And how adult will you feel when you buy not just coasters, but good coasters? Your parents might even be envious.