Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tension Rod Fail but a Solution

Today I tried the tension rod solution for spray bottles that has been appeared all over the web. You must know the one I mean because I even featured it here.  It is this one....

It is a great idea- however I just tested it and it only works with bottles that are nearly empty.  As soon as I put a nearly full bottle on the rod, down it slid.

I had been wondering about it and didn't want to leave it overnight because I was sure it would come crashing down while we were all nestled in our dreams. I didn't have to wait that long - it didn't even last 15 seconds.

Not to worry. In my hardware junk drawer I have some cafe rod brackets. I'll put these at both ends and probably one in the middle.  I have about a 38" span. It is still a great organizing tip.  Just remember to buy brackets when you purchase the tension rod.  And go heavy duty if there is an option.

Check out the other posts in my Organizing Series

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