Homemade Tool for "Hard to Reach" Places

This is something that I have created and find it so useful in many ways. An old mop handle with a cup hook screwed on the end of it, so simple and easy. I find it so useful for reaching that cord behind the tv that has dropped down, something that has gone under the fridge or stove. Just hang it in a handy place and you'll be surprised how many times you have a use for this, especially us senior citizens.


By Barbara from Evington, Virginia

July 11, 20080 found this helpful

What a great idea, Barbara!!! Thanx for sharing this!!!

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July 11, 20080 found this helpful

that's awsome! I had one yrs back but have forgotten about it due to the Missouri wivestale about not taking a broom with you when you move because it brings bad luck -- I had mine screwed right into the end of the broom handle but I like your idea better due to the folklore !!

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July 11, 20080 found this helpful

What a great idea. Thank you, Barbara. Now I can re-hook that curtain hook onto the curtain rod without standing on a chair.

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July 11, 20080 found this helpful

That's a great idea. Over the years, we have had many of them. My mom gets the 48" dowels from the hardware store, the thicker, the better. I learned to put glue down in the hole where the cupholder goes. That will keep it from getting loose and falling off.

Betty in Michigan

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July 11, 20080 found this helpful

I am an Occupational Therapist, and for years we gave folks "dressing sticks" to help in dressing (and other tasks). But it is really nothing more than a dowel (or old broom handle) with a cuphook in one end and a screw-in coathook (I prefer the plastic-coated kind), which the top "hook", the longer, straighter one, has been bent to a ninety degree angle. This hook is great for pulling items to the edge of a high shelf to make them easier to reach; reaching behind things, etc.

Adds twice the utility to the "tool".

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July 12, 20080 found this helpful

This is such a good idea I made myself one immediately. It also is a great way to hang up the handle! Thanks y'all!!!

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July 13, 20080 found this helpful

We have one too. My husband uses it in the yard to get the bird feeders down off the hooks. It's come in handy a lot!

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