Space is the ultimate commodity in many of today’s busy households. The Table Mate, a multi-functional, user-friendly, and adjustable portable table, gives you immediate, access to critical work or play space whenever and wherever you want it. The innovative design features L-shaped legs and a convenient cup holder, making this product a perfect solution for a full range of daily activities, including everything from dining to crafting. The practical design allows it to fold flat or stack for fast, easy storage.
My Experience With Table Mate
As a busy mom and professional writer, I have found that tables tend to be the central gathering areas in our home. Whether I’m folding laundry, setting the breakfast table, building a LEGO pirate ship with my son, or helping my daughter with her math homework, all of these essential everyday activities occur in one critical spot. The result? The table spaces in our home–from the kitchen table to the dining table to the playroom table–are frequently littered with unrelated materials and objects. Table Mate has changed our lives, adding critical table space. Whether I’m working on a writing assignment, or quizzing my daughter on the week’s spelling words, its unprecedented mobility and functionality has exponentially increased the valuable living space in our home.
In fact, the Table Mate’s transformable design provides up to almost endless possibilities for set-up: there are 18 different ways to use the product, including six different heights and three different angles.
I love to scrapbook, and this new portable table has enhanced my ability to pursue this fun hobby. I used to have to pack up all of my papers, scissors, glues, photographs, and other supplies every time the dinner hour crept up on me. Now, I just set everything up to work, then slide it out and walk away when I have another household chore or activity to attend to, content with the knowledge I can return to it whenever I want. I find myself scrapbooking more often because of the easy access and even easier cleanup.
Thanks to the “Buy One Get One Free” promotion at Table Mate’s website, I also purchased a set for my parents. They like to eat while they watch television, but attempting to balance plates on their laps, pillows, or unwieldy trays is not easy for them. They love this new mealtime manager because of the table’s unique ability to adjust to the perfect height. My parents no longer have to struggle and stress in order to reach their food. Not to mention the handy cup holder, which ensures a spill-proof meal. And the table’s functional design prevents utensils and other items from rolling away and falling onto the floor.
At first, my dad didn’t believe how much simpler their lives would be with their own Table Mates, but now he loves how easily he can slide it away when he is done eating. And these tables are so lightweight that my parents can maneuver them around with ease.
My niece is heading off to college this fall, and I have already bought her a Table Mate for studying in her dorm room. College life isn’t always easy, and I love knowing that I have given her a great tool for success.
This space-saver is terrific for all ages, even young children. My daughter is a budding artist, but she also likes to be near me. The adjustability of the Table Mate allows her to draw from a seated position on the floor, or sitting on the sofa next to me while I work on my laptop, depending on how she feels on any given day. In fact, I got one for each of my kids, so whether my son is in the middle of building one of his fabulous LEGO creations, or my daughter is halfway through a puzzle, they don’t have to break down their activities when its time to set the table for dinner. And since they each have their own separate work space, there is less fighting between the two of them.
Even my skeptical husband has jumped on the bandwagon. This year on my birthday, he and the kids served me breakfast in bed using the Table Mate. They even put a bud vase with a yellow rose in it in the cup holder!
One of my favorite characteristics of this adaptable product is how well it stores. We live in a charming old farmhouse, with one not-so charming issue: lack of storage space. The Table Mate not only folds up flat, but is also stackable meaning storing it is snap!
My Overall Review
- Easy portability means it can go wherever you want, whenever you want
- Maximum durability holds up to 50 pounds
- Stable design means it doesn’t wobble or shake
- Kid-friendly for a variety of crafts, coloring, puzzles, and other activities
- Perfect for the elderly at meal times
- While white has a fresh, modern look, some people may prefer a different choice
- Table Mate is offered at its lowest prices and with the best promotions directly from the manufacturer. For people who prefer a hands on shopping experience, this may be less than ideal.