This past week however I had some work down on the kitchen and had to move everything in the cupboards and drawers out of the kitchen and into the living room. It finished up right after my vacation was over so I spent this weekend getting it all put back. While working on the pots and pans cupboard, these organizers were tried in various directions and places, but they were just too tall to fit where they would be ideal. With my head still inside the cupboard willing them to fit, I noticed that if it were just one layer less it would fit which led me on a search for how to remove that layer. First I checked my toolbox which has acquired various tools over the years, but nothing looked promising. Searching the internet for how to cut plastic coated metal led me to a site that gave various options for cutting vinyl coated closet organizers. A bolt cutter was the solution. I rummaged back through the toolbox, but I had not yet acquired one. I called the hardware store asking if that was something they would do for me in their closet organizer section but was told they would only cut materials purchased from them. But before hanging up I was also told that they accept returns with no questions asked, meaning come buy the cutters and return them after I used them.
While searching for one at Lowes, one of the salesmen stopped and ask if I needed help. I told him my story and he recommended aviation snips instead since they would make a straighter cut. I took them home, and they did not work. I went back, bound and determined to buy bolt cutters. While looking at them I was stopped again by a different salesman who, also again, talked me out of buying them and just buying a stronger snip. I did, and they didn't work either. I love Lowes because they are very very helpful and never make me feel like a stupid girl trying to be handy, but I just couldn't go back a third time. I went to Home Depot, where they are known to be not terribly helpful to women, figuring no one would try to help me and I could buy these darn bolt cutters once and for all! And I was right. I asked someone where the bolt cutters were and without even looking up the salesman told me the aisle they were in. I found the size I needed and brought them home. Within five minutes both lid holders were one layer shorter and slid inside the cupboard right where I wanted them!
One layer less! The cuts aren't pretty, but who cares? Not me!
See how they slid right in, underneath the drawer?
Ahhhh, organization heaven!
I can't tell you how happy this makes me. To be able to find what I need without rummaging is so exciting.I will not be returning the bolt cutters. They are a nice addition to the tool box. I love feeling handy!