Its a new month and I've had an idea. I'm going to share the small things I've been doing lately that make life a little better around here. Its mostly those small things which I've been meaning to do for weeks, months, years... that I'm finally making a point of getting around to.
Ok, don't cringe. I probably still won't post daily, but for the month of May I'm challenging myself to not only finish a few of the niggly jobs I've been putting off for ages, but also to share them in the hopes that I'll inspire someone to get up off the couch and fix that loose hinge, broken door handle (darn, that reminds me...) or whatever.
I actually started on this challenge last weekend, before I knew it was actually a challenge. Now its all up to me to keep up the momentum.
So, here is Day 1.
Improved phone charging station
Like this phone station. I made this last year to hold the phone and as a place to charge up our mobile phones. Back then we had normal dumb phones.
Now we have smartphones and they're bigger than the old ones...
BTW, who saw that coming? Mobile phones kept getting smaller and smaller, then suddenly the trend was reversed and they got bigger and bigger, the bigger the better.
With the new mobile phones and kindles all needing charging...
...and there's another thing. Back when mobile phones were small and stupid, every single phone had a different charger cause heaven forbid they made things universal. Every household in the world had a drawer full of mobile phone chargers which didn't fit any phone in the family.
Now, the kindles and smartphones use the same chargers. Will wonders never cease!
So anyway, as I was saying, the new smartphones and kindles didn't fit on the narrow shelf which used to hold the old mobiles. And sitting them on the top shelf was to risk them sliding off and breaking.
It was time for an update.
This is what it looked like before:
This is what it looks like now with the addition of a couple of timber strips across the front, making a safe charging space.
A small, simple change which makes life a little easier, or neater.
Now if I could just convince Wayne that we should never cook in the kitchen, I might be able to keep the entire room neat...