Small Things That Work Very Well

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  July 25, 2013 — 4 Comments

I love when I find something that just works. Sometimes the smallest thing can be a total lifechanger if it just meets a need and works well. These purchases are not glamorous, but they are exciting nonetheless. Example A: my jar opener.

jar opener
Evriholder EasiTwist Jar Opener, Assorted Colors

I bought this thing circa 2010 because I needed something to bump my Amazon total above $25 so I could get free super saver shipping. Ah, those were the days. I have Amazon Prime now and it’s so worth it for me because I buy a lot from Amazon. I am never frustrated about opening jars anymore because this thing works better than any other contraption I’ve ever tried. I think it’s the combination of rubber grip + leverage that makes the difference.

hanger holder
Spectrum 35000 Hanger Holder

I bought this hanger holder two years ago in an effort to make my laundry room a little more functional. I love it. I actually don’t use it for hangers that much because I am not good at keeping hangers in the laundry room to hang things right out of the dryer, but I use it to hang up things to dry. I either drape them over it or use it to hang this handy thing from Ikea. When not in use it folds right up and out of the way.

cabinet turntable
Copco 2555-0187 Non-Skid 2-Tier Cabinet Turntable, 12-Inch

I bought this turntable a year ago and have exactly zero complaints. I use it in my pantry to stow the stuff we use most frequently. Our pantry is not huge and it’s so helpful to have our go-to food items so easily accessible.

Isn’t it nice when things just work the way they’re supposed to? And actually last? I were iPhone chargers were so durable. We just had another one bite the dust after Jack got to it. We could probably both have new phones with all the money we’ve spent on chargers over the years.


Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap


4 responses to Small Things That Work Very Well

  1. Oh, I like these! I have one of those hanger things, but mine hangs over the closet door, so the door won’t close completely, and it doesn’t close up when not needed. I like yours better. I’m looking into the jar opener and the hanger thing. Thanks for sharing!

  2. You know what I have that is simple and awesome? That little plastic scraper I keep by the sink to scrape pots and pans. My mom got it for me as a housewarming gift, but I’m sure it is under a $1 and so useful.

    • Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap July 30, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      I think I need one! We have aluminum cookware and we were using those wire mesh scrubbles to clean them before they went into the dishwasher but they kept rusting, so I’ve been looking for a better solution.

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