Feb 18, 2011

Thinking Outside the Box

I'm short! And with age working against me I believe I'm already starting to shrink, and not in a good way either!  I'm shrinking in height, not width! My dream of someday reaching the back corners of my cupboards is useless.  So I improvised!  I took two old cassette racks, removed the spindles and compressed them into lazy susans.  Then "abra kadabra" a wave of my hand and "poof" - perfect for those deep corners I was speaking of. But first what the heck is all that stuff back in that dark abyss? Oh my goodness ... am I alone in saving containers for future use?  Please tell me I'm not alone! But to be honest even I was shocked at how many things I had shoved back into that one cupboard. 
And all this stuff too!
 First step: Empty and clean cupboard!
Next: Insert home fangled lazy susan.
 And finale step: Reload and rotate as needed.
I love a success story!

14 comments:

The Retired One said...

Great idea...looks spectacular!

jack69 said...

Good idea for you little people. (Really for anyone).
NOPE you are not alone in saving containers, but we did just go thru and get rid of some, we can only collect so many in the motor home.

But that makes a very nice lazy susan.

YOu did good! LOVE sent from Florida!

jack69 said...

Good idea for you little people. (Really for anyone).
NOPE you are not alone in saving containers, but we did just go thru and get rid of some, we can only collect so many in the motor home.

But that makes a very nice lazy susan.

YOu did good! LOVE sent from Florida!

texwisgirl said...

Very cool. I'd hate to find out what's in the back of our cupboards... :)

The White Farmhouse said...

You are a genious! My hubby is short. He gets so mad when he tries to reach something and I pick him up like I do to the kids. LOL! I am not even looking forward to seeing what is in the back of my cupboards! Who knows what lurks there. I can really pack small spaces.

Fred Alton said...

WoW! Cher, you sisters are so creative. My solution was to buy Frances a grabber. I could not believe how happy that seems to have made her. She uses it regularly for reaching items high on the shelves.

~mel said...

That's all you had stashed in that cupboard? I can manage to cram ... yes I said CRAM 3X's that amount ... and that's without even trying!

Cathy Clementz said...

That was a great idea!!! It beats going out and purchasing a lazy susan! Good thinking!

Dar said...

I love your idea!, so that mean that I have to go to garage sales, and find some old cassette racks? What an innovative gal you are. I am just as guilty, but getting better. I did like saving the little plastic containers for my dried garden herbs, but have slowly been switching to the glass jars, smaller, the better.
BlessYourInventiveHeart

wilson said...

i have containers for all of my containers that i save...you are not alone

Mary Ellen said...

Just got rid of a ton of containers and bottles that I just might need- just can't take the frugal out of me I guess!

If you will go to the link for the pretty bedspread it will take you to the blog that made it- she has great tutorial and more pictures of it. I do the "Beautiful finds " post as a way to keep track of things in blog land that I love! Wish I could say I have done all the projects!

bee blessed
mary

Linda said...

What a great idea! It makes everything more accessible, and frees up more space, too!

Kathy said...

Well - SHAZAM! I love this idea. You were sure thinkin' on this one, Cher!! Happy Monday - Kathy

Dee said...

Hi, Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me encouragement and prayers. My Frank and I are experiencing the Lords presence and feel at peace that all will turn out well with the heart transplant. Meanwhile I am busy cleaning out cupboards and I find I can truly relate to the items you found in yours.I am also short and may glean your idea for a lazy susan in my new apartment. It is good to be able to visit my blogger friends once again...I sure hope my dear Betsy can keep her connection. I am truly looking forward to high speed internet.:)I pray you are warm and cozy this winter day. Dee