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Monday, March 15, 2010

Sometimes it's a simple fix

You see this? This is where our bath towels are supposed to hang to dry after our showers. It's the only usable towel rack in my bathroom right now. I'm thinking of

other possibilities but for now this is it.

The trouble with this rack was that, when the heater came on, this is where the towels would end up. Well heck, if I couldn't keep them on the rack what's the purpose? I might as well let everyone throw their towel on the floor or put it in the hamper wet where it could become musty and smelly.

When wet there wasn't a problem because the weight held them on. But as soon as they dried, the wind from the vent would blow them off the hooks. Well today, for the umpteenth time, I picked up towels again. Then decided today was the day to do something about it. I don't like bending and picking up towels every time I go into the bathroom. So I cut some small pieces of t-shirt fabric, made, and sewed small loops on the side of each towel. (As I usually say, it doesn't have to look pretty, it just has to work.)

Now the towels stay put! I sewed the loop in the middle of the side because the towels would be puddling on the floor if I sewed it on the end. Towel puddles would be like a special invitation to a purse dog just looking for a warm place to lay down.

Yea! No more musty smelling towels in the clothes hamper or on the floor.


lw said...

If they were on my floor, they'd be more likely to: have a cat use them for a litter box or to be dragged out in the backyard and used for tug of war by a beagle and a big furry basset shaped hound. Good solution!

Anonymous said...

Another "why didn't I think of that?!" idea.
You wrote on your other blog that you didn't have much to blog about, and you might not think so, but you always have useful ideas.

Anita Estes said...

Hee, hee, I can always count on my blog friends to give me a chuckle. I can just see the dogs snatching the towels, right as the cats squat, and looking back at the cats to say... got ya.

Thank you Anonymous, I appreciate your comment. I'm still thinking and researching some changes to my blog hoping to make it better and more useful. I want my blog to be more about the reader's need for information than my need to show what I'm doing. Does that make sense?

Anonymous said...

Don't change too much, showing us what you're doing gets me thinking. Oprah might call it her
"ah,ha!" moment, I usually think, "oh, yeah!" when you show a problem solved as simple as keeping wet towels off the floor. Have a good day!

Anita Estes said...

I'm not going to make any major changes to the content. Mostly, I want to simplify the labels so its easier to go to the post that interest the reader most. The labels list is getting way too long. I can imagine what it will look like 4 or 5 hundred posts from now.

If someone is interested in tutorials they shouldn't have to scroll down so far to find them. Fewer labels mean a more streamlined blog.

The problem I'm having is figuring out how to put the little "subject" buttons on the top of my blog instead of listed on the side. I would love to have drop down labels with the buttons. I can't seem to figure out how that's done.