|(No, I don't own this picture. I stole it off Pinterest. I am not claiming to own this photo)|
So, for the longest time I tried finding where it came from (lots of dead links...) but thought, whatever, seems simple enough! I can do that!
[[UPDATE: I just found it over at TidyMom. Check out her great hints! She says she found it via A Thousand Words]]
Though the original pin suggested it, I didn't really want to do it under the sink.
1. I hate bending over and digging through all the stuff that is down there (gallons of crap...you know what I mean) &
2. I wanted these up out of reach of the dogs if they were to get under there.
I am one of the few people with a 107 year old house that has the perk of a little cleaning closet in my kitchen. I know. My mother is so jealous. The closet, however, is built around an exhaust tube, so there's a big pipe in the corner. This kind of destroyed the hopes that all the other cool pins I'd seen, like adding a spice or shoe rack, had inspired since the closet is not deep or wide enough for that. There's already hooks everywhere for things like my broom, swiffer, libman, etc. so I have tons of storage for that- but none for bottles. I thought the tension rod was perfect and frankly, genious! I could tighten it between the wall and the pipe and get some stuff up off the floor!
I bought the tension rod at Wal-Mart for $2 and here's what I was left with.
I love it! I'm still corralling all of the bottles to throw up there, but so far, it is much easier to grab things, andddd I've found that it is so much easier to ask Nate to find something. You know guys, they stand there and stare at a cabinet praying something will suddenly attack them. Now if I say, "Nafan, please grab me the Murphy's Oil Soap Spray," as long as I've done my job and put the bottles away, he can find them in two seconds and the world continues to move forward.
Has anyone else done a super simple organizational thing like this? I never would have thought of it, but now that I'm using it, it is kind of blowing my mind.