Thursday, July 12, 2012

Something I've been wanting to try for awhile now..........

 I got all these tension rods at a garage sale awhile ago for $2.00 each.  I use these all the time.  I am not one to "install" curtain hardware and I use unusual things for curtains such as dresser scarves, feedsacks, tea towels etc.  Tension rods allow me the flexibility to hang just about anything just where I want it.  These happen to be 18 -28 " wide which is a very usable size.

I saw something somewhere where they used these types of tension rods to divide spaces in the cupboard for storing big flat items like cookies sheets and wire racks etc.  So I cleared and cleaned my jumbled mess of trays and tried it!  They fit, it took 5 minutes including wiping out the cupboard before I placed the rods inside and VOILA!  I can't believe how simple this was and such a no-brainer!  All the years that I have struggled getting cookie sheets out from underneath other big clunky trays and dishes.  I think it might have been Martha's organizing tip of the day one time.  This is the only way to go for storing these types of items! 

I made another batch of dog biscuits.  I need to get on top of this so I don't have to resort to the store variety.  I'm thinking I could make the dough and freeze it so I have it available.  I also put another rack in my oven so I can bake 2 trays at a time.  
 I hope you had a great Thursday and are enjoying good weather where ever you are!


  1. Well aren't you a smarty! I never would have thought of this.
    I used to make dog cookies for our dog too-they are so much more healthier.

  2. That is a great idea. My cupboards are a flipping disaster. Things are always tumbling out. And after 11-1/2 years of being here, I can always tell when hubby puts something away because it is never, ever where it should be. :/ Get to baking so you can keep those furbabies happy. :) Best wishes, Tammy

  3. oh my gosh! I cannot believe the rods in the cupboards! now it is like duh? because it seems so simple and easy. thank you so much! i love getting new ideas from bloggers...I will definitely try this!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  4. Brilliant and brilliant.
    (my dogs would kill for homemade treats)

  5. I love that idea with the rods. What a neat idea. I should make our dog treats again. Not sure if I can find the recipe.

  6. Those tension rods are a brilliant idea! I think freezing the treat recipe seems like a brilliant idea too!! hugs!


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