Friday, April 9, 2010

A Very Simple Fix

I have these 2 silpats (silicone mats) which I use just about every time I pull out a cookie sheet.  I love them.  I also have this skinny little drawer where I keep them rolled up along with my rolling pin and various other utensils.  The problem is they don't want to stay rolled into a tight tube.  Inevitably, they end up loosening in the drawer, making it a pain in the patootie to get the drawer back open.

This is just one of them.  The front end is larger than the rear and sticks up more.  Can you imagine what it's like when two of them are in this little drawer?

Yesterday, I had this idea strike me in the head like lightening from the sky: You know rubber bands would fix that don't you?  HELLO!!!!  WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT BEFORE? 

So, I now present to you a much more manageable utensil drawer.

It amazes me how the best solutions are often the simplest ones!

Have a great Friday!



  1. It's just so much easier to do things the hard way. Sounds just like something I would do! :) The inventor of the rubber band would be pleased. ;)

  2. Yay! Great idea.

    BTW: Back to the apron post...I am reading a Historical Fiction book right now and one of the characters wears an apron made out of a burlap sack. The flour sack.

  3. Empty toilet tissue cardboard rolls are handy for stuff like that, too.


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