Simple tool puts high-stacked mini bins within easy reach
Because of the difficulty in seeing and reaching items on my cabinets’ highest shelves, I wasn’t storing much up there.
Because of the difficulty in seeing and reaching items on my cabinets' highest shelves, I wasn't storing much up there. Then, I made a tool for quickly retrieving small, clear bins labeled with their contents.
To make such a tool, cut a short piece of wood to fit the cavity formed by the bin handles. Drill a 7⁄16 " hole into the wood to accept a length of 3⁄8 " steel rod. (The oversize hole allows room for epoxy you'll add later.) At about 6" down from the wood, bend the rod at a 30° angle. Then add a 1"-diameter dowel handle with a 7⁄16 " hole. The exact length of the rod will depend on the height and position of your highest bins. Add epoxy to the holes and assemble.
—Sam Jenkins, Bastrop, Texas