There are many in my life. Today I did something about one of them.
We have a front-load washing machine and matching dryer. They spin at something like 80,000 rpms. Okay, I'm exaggerating a bit, but it's pretty fast, and as a result if there is anything sitting on top of them when running it will fall off. For most things it's fine - I try not to keep stuff on top. But I do have a little mini trash can on top of the dryer to hold lint and used dryer sheets. I could just get rid of it and use the regular trash can but, well, I don't want to.
Last weekend when it fell off yet again I had a light bulb moment. VELCRO!
So today I finally got around to it:
I took this trash can. Okay, it's not actually a trash can. I couldn't find a trash can I liked that was small enough when I was shopping a few years back. It's actually a Kleenex holder box for a bathroom.
I already had this package of velcro (no clue why. I think my dad must have bought it for a project when he was here)
And I attached two strips.
Then I found the right spot on my dryer (where it misses getting hit by the cabinet doors) and stuck it on.
I took that last picture while the dryer was running.
So now it won't fall off and I can still remove it to empty the trash when I need to. Hooray! These are the small things that make me happy.
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