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My little helper

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).



2 Responses

  1. Eldrid you are clever! I’m especially impressed with your use of the rubber mat to keep the plastic container from slipping.

    • Flandrumhill, – we have a proverb here: “Need teaches the naked woman how to spin”. At least that is the gist of it, – proverbs seldom translate well, – but there is always a grain of truth to them 🙂

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