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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.

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By Barbara from Evington, Virginia

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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.

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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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By guest (Guest Post)
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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