Decorative Vase Holder
Decorative vase holderTo spruce up the inside of our coach, I came up with this decorative idea that can be used in two ways. First, I purchased a fold-up drink holder designed to be installed in a convenient place to hold drinks in a passenger vehicle. I glued a pretty piece of ceramic tile (4 inches by 4 inches) to the base and attached the holder to the wall next to our dining table. When not in use, the holder folds up with the ceramic tile showing, taking up very little wall space. But its real use, for romantics like me, is to fold the holder down and put in a vase with fresh-cut flowers for my faithful navigator. When traveling, most vases would tip over and spill, but this one is held securely by the cup holder. The cost was less than $10.
Gilbert Carter, F301518
Written or drawn reminder of which valves to close when winterizingEvery year when winterizing our motorhome, my husband would ask me, “Which valves do I close?” By writing and drawing reminders on the water heater insulation, the information is always available and makes the job so much easier.
Arlene Chiarolanzio, F181694
Florham Park, New Jersey
Pants hanger as cookbook holderHere’s an idea for those with limited counter space in the galley. When using a cookbook, open the book to the page of your recipe, attach a wooden pants hanger across the top, and hook it on a nearby cabinet doorknob. This will save valuable working space; the hanger will keep the book open to the page you want; and you won’t splatter food on the cookbook, since it’s up and out of the way.
Susan H. Lowe, F147205
Port Orange, Florida
I have a plastic basket, small enough for my freezer, that I place my frozen items in to keep them from falling out or moving around during travel. When I need an item, I take the basket out of the freezer, set it on the counter, remove what I need, and return it to the freezer. This works great!
Sherry G. Eriksen, F271351