Remember that wonderful canning closet Don made for me last year by remodeling an unused bathroom? Well believe it or not, it's full. Stuffed. Can barely squeeze another jar into it. I was stacking boxes of full jars on the floor.
But there was a little more space in this canning closet, namely a section along the far wall which also has a small window.
It's only about two feet wide, but it goes wall to wall... which in this space is five feet wide.
So once again all the extra stuff got hauled out...
First thing Don wanted to do was cover the small window. Sunshine on canned goods isn't good.
So he stuffed the window box with insulation, and fit a piece of OSB (oriented strand board) over the window.
Because the window cover is merely screwed on, it would only take five minutes to remove it should we ever want the window back.
Next he fit the corners and walls with 2x4 brackets to hold up the shelves.
Ta da! Three more sturdy shelves for canned goods. It doesn't look like much from this angle, but the shelves actually extend behind the other shelving units, wall to wall. This gives me 30 square feet more of shelving space. Whoo-hoo!
I expressed my gratitude for all Don's hard work by running his cell phone through the washing machine. Crud.
A friend suggested he immerse the cell hone battery in a bowl of dry white rice for twenty-four hours, which he did.
And you know what? It worked! The phone works perfectly and is even clean into the bargain! Phew!