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if you've known me for more than a minute you may have heard my expression for what it feels like when i get an idea that just makes sense: 'it's like a white hot hammer of inspiration to the back of the head'

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Working on the next big thing

the hammer hit a LOT over the time i had off work for the holidays.
in addition to the previous posts about adhesive hang tabs and broom clips, i also thought of a few things that will have to be implemented later

in this ooooooold post i show you the broomstick i chopped and mounted over my kitchen sink. there aren't pictures yet, but picture the empty space on the left with spray bottles of kitchen cleaners hanging from the rod.

and over here you met my hard working fridge and all the magnetic stuff i've attached to it

there's actually a whole different fridge now, and a lot more magnetic things adhered to it

i have cats. if you have cats, you know sometimes they puke. the side of my fridge is next to the hallway, which is carpeted, and has the cat feeding station. some of my cats have behavioral issues and try to competitively outeat the other cats to prevent the other cats from getting food.
so i keep a roll of paper towels right in the hallway and there's a bottle of pet stain remover carpet cleaning spray right on the floor near the cat food.

the most recent time i tripped over it, i was facing the fridge and thought
1. "if i just had a towel bar on the side of the fridge i could hang this pet stain remover spray right there. it would be out of the way, AND convenient"
2. "what i need to make that happen is a magnetic towel bar. i wonder if magnetic towel bars exist"

lo and behold, they do. 


it would have been ok if they hadn't because i know little magnetic cafe style curtain rods exist - i used to live in a house with a metal back door with a big window in it and i had occasion to look them up once to see how to hang curtains over the window glass in the door.
but they are less sturdy seeming than the towel bar linked above, so that would be my last resort for hanging anything of weight off them. they are more decorative than functional.

so next paycheck or so i will be considering the purchase of a lovely magnetic towel bar for the side of the fridge to hang spray bottles on. and possibly a magnetic paper towel holder because i just found out those exist. and i still have metal doors. hrmmmm, might need a couple of magnetic paper towel holders.

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