After graduating from two crutches to only one crutch when inside the house, fetching and carrying becomes easier, but can still be a bit of a problem. Granted, I have now at least one hand free to carry stuff, but can seldom carry more than one thing at a time, and not very heavy stuff that needs both hands.
With my husband’s work taking him away from home for a few weeks, I decided I needed a helper.
I cast my eyes on this little beauty:
- a small trolley for carrying stuff when cleaning, which is not done excessively in this house, I’m afraid, – so it has been tucked away in the room behind our kitchen for a while. Now was the time for it to finally be useful.
I must confess I am a hoarder of containers as well as of fabrics (and also some other items which shall not be mentioned here), – and a quick trip to the store room produced a low plastic container which fit exactly on the top shelf of the trolley. Of course, finds like this always justify my hoarding tendencies.
Adding a piece of rubber mesh underneath prevented it from slipping off the shelf.
When I am alone in the house, I enjoy having my breakfast in the living room in front of the TV, – or just sitting comfortably reading a book or magazine while I eat. My little helper can now carry all the breakfast things in one go, – no need to travel fifty times to and from the kitchen carrying one thing at a time.
It is also very useful when working in the kitchen, – carrying table ware from the dishwasher to the far away cupboards, or, as shown in the photo: carrying all the ingredients from the refrigerator over to the kitchen table so I can be sitting down when making the salad.
But best of all: it is superb for carrying fabrics between my fabric resource center (otherwise known as stash) and my sewing space. When auditioning fabrics for a new project I need lots and lots, and my helper can carry them all very easily.
Hurray for wheels, – and their inventor(s).