Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Space Saving Storage

I could have named this post "Why I Think My Dad is a Genius".  He is a master at coming up with logical, simple solutions to everyday problems.
Dangling storage jars!  These are hung beneath a cabinet in his garage workshop.

He has a long history of putting things "up".  If we ever couldn't find something and we knew dad was the last person to use said thing, we just had to look up and we'd find it.  On the highest shelf.  Or screwed to the bottom of a cabinet.  The man likes his counter space.

He just took 2 screws and anchored the lid of an old jar to the underside of a cabinet.  When you want to get the contents out of your jar, just unscrew it from the lid and get what you want.

Then when you're done, just screw the jar back into the lid.

Pretty smart, right?  And for almost $0.  I would love to do something like this under the cabinets in our laundry room.

Let me know what you think.  Could you use this idea somewhere in your house?
Blessings,
Jamie
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34 comments:

  1. and now i think he is a genius, too. LOVE this idea.

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  2. I've always wanted to try this somewhere. Now my brain is clicking trying to come up with a place they would fit in.
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  3. my dad is a genius like that too...did the same thing in his workshop when I was a kid. I had forgotten all about it, now to find a place in my house to do it :)

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  4. My grandpa too...he would do this in his workshop...made it easy to find a nail!

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  5. So creative..love it..I will love for you to share this awesome idea via my Pin'Inspirational Party today pls.Ty ~ http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/pininspirational-thursdays-linky-party.html

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  6. My dad did this in his garage. My sister, brother and I would help him sort screws, nails, etc and he would have to put the jars back since we were too little to reach. My dad died almost 3 years ago and I miss him everyday. This brought back so many memories! Thanks for posting.

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  7. Awesome idea!! Is it hard to screw the jars back on from that angle?

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  8. wow! That is so smart! Totally using this idea, thanks!

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  9. Great workshop/workspace idea. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  10. Jamie-

    I love this... I think I may adapt this with small baby food jars {and hot glue} for my crafty space.

    Now to find someone who is getting rid of baby food jars...

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  11. what a great idea! i'm stopping by from tatertots and jello and would love for you to stop by my blog and checkout the huge giveaway going on. http://thelovelypoppy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-follower-giveaway.html xoxo nicole

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  12. Definitely a genius! Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

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  13. Very creative idea and great use of empty space. I could certainly make use of this idea on my very clutter craft shelves.

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  14. What a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Haha, even though his youngest "baby" is now 31, my dad still has our old baby food jars screwed in to the cabinets in his garage holding his various "dad stuff".

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  16. Love your Dad's idea! I totally need this to de-clutter my home. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. How easy and INCREDIBLY FUNCTIONAL! Love it.
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  18. wow amazing idea! Here from the Kurtz Corner linky party. Feel free to check out my blog at allredabode.com

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  19. My Great Grandfather did this with jars in the barn. My Grandfather has done it in his basement. My Dad has them in a cabinet this way. We have a couple jars in the basement. If I could figure out how to make it work in my craft space that would be awesome! Thanks for sharing. Saw you at Chef in Training!

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  20. It's a great idea indeed - I've seen it done somewhere before, and it's such a good use of perfectly usable, usually wasted, space! :)

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  21. I remember my dad doing something similar! I also remember back in the day when we used to use baby food jars for the smaller bits and pieces to keep them under control for crafting or whatever.

    It's good that these 'old' ideas are still around helping people get organized.

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  22. Great idea - I've mentioned it in a post on my own blog (I'm in the middle of sorting out my art space and it's a MESS) and am sending everyone over here to see exactly how you did it. Really attractive too - I'm already checking out our kitchen, lol.

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  23. What a great idea. So clever. I would love it if you would link this up to our linky party going on right now.
    http://junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/11/link-it-up-wednesday_08.html

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  24. A wonderful idea! I love it. I'm always looking for ways to have more verticle storage and this is the perfect solution!

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  25. Very smart and I can use all the smart storage solutions I can find! :)
    Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

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  26. Awesome idea! And a great space saver! Thanks for the fabulous tip! Thanks for linking this up @ Show & Share. Love your support!

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  27. Brilliant! Talent and ingenuity clearly run in the family!

    With all the blog parties out there, and at one of the busiest times of the year, it means an awful lot that you take the time to share your talent on “A Little Birdie Told Me…” Tuesdays at Rook No. 17!

    Jenn

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  28. My Grandfather always used this screw top trick for everything. He also took a 2X4 board the depth of the cabinet and attached it to a drawer slider so you could pull it out and see all the jars

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  29. Audrey911 March 4, 2014 @ 11:40
    I'm 79 yrs old & I remember my Grandfather doing this. I did it with baby jars to hold thumb tacks, nails, screws,paper clips etc, . I had them in the garage, under a shelf. We used this for any small things easily misplaced. I remember people saying there is nothing new under the sun. Old things & methods become new again.

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