A Post-it Pad makes a great Cup Coaster
I slipped early into a meeting right before it was about to start with a cup of hot tea in my hand. My second for the day, freshly brewed and in a freshly washed cup. Not wanting to create wet rings on the wooden table, I unconsciously did the same thing I usually do, I used a post-it pad as my coaster.
My colleague next to me, pointed to the cup and asked me, “you use a post-it pad as a coaster?”.
It dawned on me, why not? A post-it pad is the perfect coaster! It’s the perfect size for a cup, and it’s thick enough to insulate the table top from my hot cup. Also if you have spilled beverage from a full cup collecting at the cup’s base, you would just need to peel away and dispose the stained sheet of wet rings, and you have a fresh coaster top!
Only problem is that post-it pads are not waterproof and tend to soak up the wet stains creating crinkly and warped pads or sheets. Perhaps I should start a project creating recyclable post-it pads made up of thicker paper or plastic sheets? What do you think, would you buy one?
Ah, the joy of creative exercises for the mind.