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#1 Hoggirl

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:59 PM

We moved a week ago, and we really do not have a good spot in our laundry room for keeping tall-handled things. There is no closet, and I am going to put a rolling hanging rack in the only tall spot that has no cabinets. Can I keep the mop and broom in the garage? Any clever way to store these items?

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:03 PM

We moved a week ago, and we really do not have a good spot in our laundry room for keeping tall-handled things. There is no closet, and I am going to put a rolling hanging rack in the only tall spot that has no cabinets. Can I keep the mop and broom in the garage? Any clever way to store these items?

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I have a flat metal strip with springloaded grippers on it. You push the handle of the broom in and it holds it off the ground, flat against the wall.
For something a bit heavier, hubby had a bigger plastic strip with metal (covered in rubbery stuff) "S" shaped on a hinge. You put your kayak paddle or mop or whatever in the curve and the downward pull makes the S move close to the wall and the rubbery stuff won't let it slip.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:11 PM

:iagree:

I use the rubber coated s-hook thing the previous poster described. It is in the garage, but just outside the back door. When I need a broom or mop, I just reach into the garage and grab it. It actually works pretty well!

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:14 PM

Mine are in the garage, but the door to the garage is *right there.*

#5 Hoggirl

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:18 PM

I have a flat metal strip with springloaded grippers on it. You push the handle of the broom in and it holds it off the ground, flat against the wall.
For something a bit heavier, hubby had a bigger plastic strip with metal (covered in rubbery stuff) "S" shaped on a hinge. You put your kayak paddle or mop or whatever in the curve and the downward pull makes the S move close to the wall and the rubbery stuff won't let it slip.


Sounds great, but I am not "getting" it. Is there a name for such a thing? Can someone post a picture? I am not sure I would even know what to ask for at Lowe's? :001_smile:

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:20 PM

Sounds great, but I am not "getting" it. Is there a name for such a thing? Can someone post a picture? I am not sure I would even know what to ask for at Lowe's? :001_smile:


Broom holders. I think we got ours from Lowe's or Home Despot. I will google.

http://www.google.co...9QEwBA&dur=2597

Don't get the ball kind "magicholder". Hassle, slip, hassle, slip. Bulkier, too.

Imagine this one with only the two end holder-types. You push up lightly from below and then let the broom down and the S tightens it against the wall.

http://www.overstock...73/product.html

Edited by kalanamak, 26 August 2012 - 10:26 PM.


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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:24 PM

I have a thingy to hang them on. It's mounted to the wall heading down the basement steps.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:24 PM

This.


http://www.amazon.co...k/dp/B0000ZLMJI

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:27 PM

This.


http://www.amazon.co...k/dp/B0000ZLMJI


This one works, too. (I can't believe I have 5 types. Hubby keeps his shovels and oars and camping stuff hung on the heavier duty ones.)

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:31 PM

thanks! a picture is worth a thousand words! I get it now!:D

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:35 PM

Depends on who is bugging me, and how much :glare:

#12 Hoggirl

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:49 PM

Depends on who is bugging me, and how much :glare:


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