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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

welcome to my bathroom. also known as the room i can't store towels in. or rather, couldn't before 20 minutes ago.

today i was thinking about this problem on my way home from work. after i got home i fished one of these nets out of my car. i have one up in the house in the utility room and i use the others as mini cargo nets in the car. except they aren't REALLY good for that. i picked them up a couple of years ago at the habitat for humanity re-store. should have gotten more than 3 obviously. the boxes said they were nets to fit inside the lid of your rubbermaid cooler, like for hotdog buns or whatever. apparently, since i can't find a product page to link you to, this was a massive failure as a product use. but they are damned good for sticking on a wall [or pegboard like in my utility room] and putting odd shaped things into.

so i put one behind the bathroom door. probably didn't use the 'right' screws but it won't be supporting lots of weight and the screws fit through the holes [the walldogs didn't] and were long enough to go through the grommets into the wall.

poof! magic towel net, no more getting out of the shower wet and realizing i put all the dirty towels in the wash and the clean ones are out in the hall.

it ain't pretty but it works and it's behind the door anyway. if you know me well enough to shower in my house, you know i don't much care what things look like as long as they work.

p.s. - this blogging format really irks me. i cannot seem to make the words "so i" from the third paragraph up, appear with the rest of their paragraph. sorry about that


  1. Nice hack.

    Try inserting <br> to make a line break?

  2. thanks, i just now tried that but it didn't have any effect. darn it!