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Hero Product - Hooks

It didn't take all that long to sort out the stuff from the drawer yesterday, I also found another drawer stashed with things so I emptied that too. Then I found a drawer in the kitchen that didn't need to hold what it was holding, so something good came from looking for the batteries. Plus I did a bit of yoga.

Despite the huge list of jobs we still have to do I am a bit in love with the house at the moment, I think the sunshine helps. I am particularly happy with how easy it is to use at the moment, and hooks play a big part in this. We don't have much floor space, so using the height available is very important, my pantry has to work very hard, as it doesn't just hold food. Recently we added some heavy duty hooks to make things better. 


The pantry is also quite narrow (72cm at the widest point) so keeping things off the floor is a bonus. On two hooks I can store the paper recycling (on the right) and my cleaning bucket. On the left are my shopping bags and the tools for the Henry hoover. 


At the other end of the pantry there's space for a couple of bags, one holds bread, the other holds any veg  that don't need to live in the fridge, potatoes etc. 


I have some more in the porch cupboard to hold the Henry hoses, clothes airer and my shopping trolley, a lad in town called it a festival trolley which sounded a bit more exciting. The hooks cost a couple of quid each from the local hardware shop. 

Speaking of bags, I don't know if I've mentioned this before, it seems familiar, I stole the idea from a YouTuber to use spare canvas bags to store things. I use them for Dan's odd socks, so I can pair them easily


and to sort my accessories


Very boring, but very useful. Are you a hook lover?

Plumbing update - he did have to cut a hole in the ceiling to fit the new drain thing, but I keep forgetting to notice that, so he must have done a good job of putting everything back. One week on, no drain smell, fingers crossed it continues. 

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  1. Yes, I am hook lover. My pantry has been created in "The cupboard under the stairs" so is a long narrow space.
    I have shelving down one wall and across the bottom and hooks on the other wall. My wok hangs from the ceiling along with the maslin pan and my precious omelette pan.

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    1. I love the idea of hanging pans down one side, I have a broom hanging from the opposite wall to the shelving as there's just nowhere else for it.

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  2. I have never given much thought to hooks before but now that we have downsized it seems like a wonderful solution to some of our storage issues. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. A good size hook really can be so useful, hope they turn out to be a good solution for you.

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  3. I'm pleased you got your plumbing sorted out. I do love hooks, especially in our kitchen utility cupboard and hallway and on the backs of doors. They just make it so easy to reach things you need and prevent the build up of a big pile of things on the bottom of the cupboard that you then have to wade through every time you need to find something. I'm all for making our home as easy to negotiate as possible, even in the smallest ways. Those seconds saved and the frustration avoided can make a difference to everyday life.

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    1. Thanks, I can't say I'm happy with the bathroom, but it is what it is now so I need to just forget about it!

      You are exactly right, removing even some of those minor annoyances is a very good thing. When I don't have to think about something, I know it's doing the job.

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  4. I am indeed a hook lover as I abhor stuff sitting on the floor. I made wee drawstring bags for all our chargers from the leg of unwanted jeans, and wrote the name of the appliance with a fabric pen. I used some of the zinty million shoelaces I had kept for drawstrings-cost zero/ satisfaction priceless! They hang on hooks in the study. Am just going to assemble the second lot of bunting ready for Monday in the upcycling shop to dress the window with a seaside theme.

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    1. That's a really good idea. I made a couple of bags from an old pair of pyjamas and Dan uses them for some of his most frequently used wires and other tech things.

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  5. Not really a hook lover, but those hooks just might make me change my mind.

    God bless.

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    1. I never thought I'd see a day when I'd be singing the praises of the humble hook!

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