Propping a Refrigerator Door Open

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December 19, 2017

An open refridgerator door.I have a lovely fridge in a nice newly remodeled apartment. However, the owners deemed we old folks are too forgetful to close the fridge door so it closes on my head. Literally, if I don't pull my head out fast enough, sometimes hitting it on the freezer handle, it closes on me.


Today was the last day.

I filled a 1 liter bottle with water and tested it to make sure there was enough weight to stop the door. Check.

Then I found it was a bit ugly so I went to cover it, temporarily till I have time to paint it or crochet something to cover it, with a wine gift bag. Then I made sure the pantry door would open without having to move it. Check and check.

Now I have time to get my food out and back in before I am trying to back up in time to clear the door.


A bottle of soda holding a refrigerator door open.
A bottle of soda to hold a refrigerator door open.
A bottle of soda in a gift bag holding a refrigerator door open.
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December 22, 20170 found this helpful

Great idea! I too am older & renting & as with you the fridge starts closing before I can get anything in or out. Putting groceries away is a real pain. I'll be using this idea...thanks Sandi!!

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January 7, 20180 found this helpful

You are very welcome. If I can save just one head, it's worth it!!

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April 22, 20180 found this helpful

If you don't have time to decorate the bottle, put it in the freezer if you have room. It will be out of the way until you need to open the door, then there is it.

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March 25, 20190 found this helpful

The refrigerator door has closed on my head for the last time. This is a great idea. I have also considered moving the fridge out and putting a piece of wood under the rear legs in order to lift up the rear of the fridge and use gravity to keep the door from closing once it opens.

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