Sunday, June 30, 2013

A Simple Fix - Should Have Thought of it Before Now..

Over the last few years I have tried several things to hold a lid rack on the inside of the cabinet door, without making it permanent, etc..  I used one of the heavy duty, stick on type of hooks and it worked fine, and lasted about a year and half, until the bottom of the rack got caught on the handle of a heavy skillet and pulled it loose when the door was opened. Did not remember what brand the hook was or where I bought it and tried a couple of different ones - none of which would hold.  The "light bulb came on upstairs" - make a hook to go over the door out a wreath holder that I already have.

Even tho it was light weight/flexible metal, cutting off the long part was not easy.  However, with a lot of persistence, and bending it back and forth  "umpteen dozen +1" times with a pair of pliers - wa-la!  It was a shiny chrome, so wrapped the part that would be seen on the outside of the door  with black electrical tape.
Pretty - No!        

Functional - Yes!
Now to find all the smaller lids that have magically disappeared into the "black hole", also known as the back of the cabinet.  Lets face it - Dab of This and That is not getting any younger, so the less I have to bend searching for something that got shoved into the "black hole" the happier my knees and lower back will be.

Linking up with "Share Your Cup Thursday" 

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 In my rounds yesterday, stopped at  the produce market to buy some in season veggies and fruit. When got home, put everything away - or so I thought.  Fast forward - today needed to go to post office, and see if there were any empty boxes outside a liquor store (great for packing glass items that are being passed on to their new home).  Got in the car to leave - Good grief! The smell of ripe cantaloupe closed up in a warm trunk for at least 24 hrs. is not very pleasant.  Quick trip to post office, went to closest liq. store - no boxes.  Decided I did not have to have them today and not worth driving around looking for boxes with a stinky cantaloupe in the car.
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Looks like I will be spending some time outside the next few days - No heat wave this week.....
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 Oh - Where is the stinky cantaloupe now?  In my kitchen smelling  up the place.
Time to get off the computer, cut the cantaloupe up, put in container with a tight lid,  in fridge, and take the stinky rinds to the garbage.

Just another Dab of This and That ramble.
Have a great week!

9 comments:

Rattlebridge Farm said...

A great idea, Glenda!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Great idea for holding all your lids, if you can find them:-) Oh yes, I've done that before...good thing it wasn't the eggs.

Donna said...

Perfect idea for lids!
I am catching up with blog reading finally.
Hugs,
Donna

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

What a great idea for holding your lids!

Looks like you've got nice weather while we're under a flood watch for the rest of the week.

Leann said...

Well aren't you just a smarty pants:)

Love that idea.

Have a wonderful holiday!

xo

Amy Burzese said...

McGyver. Great idea!

Patty said...

I love it when I can find new uses for things I already have around the house. Hope you find your lids! Happy 4th of July to you Glenda!

Laurie Ritchey said...

What a clever idea, Glenda. Love your use of the wreath holder, and how nice to have your pot lids so accessible. laurie

Jann Olson said...

Great idea for the lid rack. I love cantaloupe, but boy does she smell! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann