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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Shower Squeegee Storage

    A few months ago, I found a wonderful little squeegee to use after a shower to remove the bulk of excess water from the sides of the shower stall. Works great! No more sopping wet towels! The problem was finding a place to store the oddly shaped squeegee. Originally I had it stashed in the cabinet above my Lavatory sink. Worked OK, but you couldn't reach it from the shower and you had to remember to bring it in with you to start with. I have to admit, I am "memory challenged." I may be a sufferer of C.R.S. or perhaps the advanced for C.R.A.F.T. Sad really. They say short term memory is the SECOND thing to go...I cannot remember the First! My problems aside, I began to look at empty spaces I had available to store this cool little squeegee. Shouldn't be too hard to locate a spot in the shower, right?

There had to be a better way. There was, I found an elegant...well usable solution.


Some Of The 3M Hooks Available
3M makes these semi-permanent, removable without marring the surface, hooks in a variety of sizes and colors. The idea is; you remove the backing paper, place the hook where you want it to stick and press it down. When you want to remove it, there is a small tab at the bottom that when pulled firmly releases the adhesive and the hooks comes off. It works on a variety of surfaces and I can attest on a fiberglass shower enclosure there was no residue when it was removed. Why did I remove one I just put on? Easy, I put it in the wrong place. Remember the adage, "measure twice, cut once?" I didn't. Since I needed two of them to hang the squeegee securely, they had to be the right distance apart.

They weren't. I'm beginning to get used to false starts and re-do's!

Well once I had the measurements correct and the placement wasn't in the way of a nice shower, I was happy. The squeegee lives IN the shower and doesn't use up any space I was using at all! A quick (well sort of!) and elegant solution. RV'ers,especially ones with smaller "storage challenged" rigs, will always be happy with using space that wasn't being used for anything at all! After all, it's like getting something for nothing!


Be Seeing You...Down The Road,

Rich "The Wanderman"
www.thewanderman.com

7 comments:

  1. You didn't need two of those big, fat hooks, Rich. I did this a long time ago in my 5th wheel shower and I used ONE of the small hooks to hang my squeegee by the HOLE IN THE HANDLE. I can see the hole in the handle in your picture. :-)

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    1. Anon,
      Hung by the hole...it rattles around something fierce when driving down the road. Would drive me nuttier than I already am!

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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    2. Put it on the floor of the shower when your driving.. see simple and easy

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    3. To each his own. Good to have different ideas.

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  2. Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best. Unfortunately, the RV industry still loves to sell the RV stuff. Funny when you see new RVers at Camping World walking out with stuff they will later wish they had not purchased. Some people have to have RV toilet paper, and others need two large hooks when one small one will do fine.

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  3. Uh, yes, just today I installed a new strip of coat hooks, then went to pull off a too-near one of those adhesive plastic hooks. That tab pulls off all right, only the tab.

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  4. Anonymous: You may have purchased a defective (or old) set of hooks. I've been using the 3M hooks for years -- and have removed ones that were in place for years -- and have never had a problem getting them off. You do have to pull steady & slow on the tab. I love these things; very handy to use in my RV.

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