In a previous post I blogged about my attempts to create a cheap but practical storage solution for Coryn's many stuffed animals. The solution I found and implemented worked for awhile, but it had a few flaws. This was one long ribbon with clothespins tied every few inches attached to the ceiling by a hook.
The flaws were as follows:
- It was too long. Our puppy was able to grab onto the end of it and pull it down.
- It was too high. Coryn couldn't reach over half of it and therefore couldn't access those particular animals (or put them away on her own).
- The weight of all the animals pulled the ribbon taut and put a lot of strain on the hook.
So when Caen pulled the ribbon down, I thought about ways to solve these problems. I started off by using bigger hooks.
I also used three of them instead of one.
And made it horizontal rather than vertical.
Coryn helped me put this together and was very proud of it.
Her favorite stuffed animal, Sweetie Bear.
I tied the ribbon around each of the three hooks like so.
The hooks distribute the weight evenly and I can hang it low enough that Coryn can reach it but at the same time high enough that Caen the puppy cannot.
I'm pretty proud of this set up.