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Measuring Cup & Spoon Organizer With Conversion Chart

  • January 4, 2016

Dobermann
Dobermann
Dobermann
Dobermann

I always found myself searching for the right size measuring tool and not being able to read the size because I didn't have my glasses on. In addition, far too many times I needed to convert one unit of measure to another and had to stop, wash my hands and go to the computer to look up the conversion rate. Sometimes I could not find the measure that I needed because someone put it elsewhere. This got old and took away the fun in baking. Then one day it hit me to make this! It was so easy to do and took less time then making cookies! It was so cheap to make, too. The wood was a couple of free repurposed wood paint stirring sticks, the hooks & screws I had in a drawer and sticky-backed paper that I printed the sizes on served to cover the wood of the paint stirrers.

Pick a cabinet door close to where the baking is done to make it the most convenient. When you measure, be sure to plan so that the measuring cups do not extend beyond the size of the interior cabinet size. You want to also make sure that the cups and spoons do not interfere with the shelves or closing of the door. Predrill your screw holes so that you don't split the cabinet door. When planning the layout for the hooks, place them first on a table next to one another so you can measure their actual spacing as the distance between each hook depends upon the size of the measuring cup. Mark down your dimensions and then simply use the Ruler feature in your favorite word processor to make the printing line up correctly. Be sure to include a dot for the hooks to know its placement.

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  • ur making it look too obvious
    By g.ash, on January 29, 2016

  • The simple and most helpful things are always too obvious once someone shows us how to make it or do it. The simple potter's wheel was around 300 years before someone put them on a chariot!
    By Dobermann, on January 29, 2016

  • I think he was relating to your voting method.
    By stace.spencer, on January 30, 2016

  • You ARE kidding. Nothing is wrong with asking your friends and family to support you and vote for you each and every day, all month long. I ask 10-20 a day to vote for me, and if you do the math, you would see I get about 16 votes a day on the average. Please don't try to disparage me just because whoever you are supporting is not doing the same. Cheers.
    By Dobermann, on January 30, 2016

  • Explains your last win..I'm not downing anyone from winning..but why should anyone even enter a project, when you'll win everytime with your system? Takes the fun out of a contest, dont you think? Most people on here have great projects, and they all barely reach the 100 mark. We're talking 500+ votes on paint sticks. Which makes it way too obvious. I see you won before, probably the same way. While others take the more fair approach. Why not give someone else a fair chance? It's just a shame, but Cheers!! on your second win. :/
    By g.ash, on January 30, 2016

  • I don't have a "system." I ask people to vote for me, plain and simple. Anyone can do that if they are willing to spend the time and effort to do it. Just because someone does not want to spend the time and effort trying to win, don't put me down for doing that or try to tell me I'm not being fair. I'm not stopping them from trying, too. It is fair - others can do the same if they want to win. Actually, it is more than fair for me to put forth the effort to get votes. It is, after all, a voting contest! Plain and simple, it is fair for me to ask for votes when whoever it is you are supporting doesn't want to put forth the effort to do the same. By asking for votes, I am also supporting Ryobi and getting their name out there. My friends and family know that I buy and use Ryobi tools. And I stick with them for other power tools because the batteries are all interchangeable so I don't have to buy a bunch of different batteries vs buying another new power tool. My entry is not just "plain sticks" as you are incorrectly trying to classify it. It is a **unique storage** solution that perfectly fits the theme for this month and can be used by *everyone* who cooks and eats. It is easy to make (like the EASY category I entered it in) and a method to not only organize your measuring cups and measuring spoons, but it also tells you at a glance the conversion between tablespoons, ounces, cups, pints, quarts, gallons, etc so when you are baking or cooking you can quickly and accurately convert a recipe. Also, you can tell what size measure you are picking up long after your measures loose their obvious markings, as so many do. You can also tell what measures are missing as each measure has its own spot. The last time I won was nearly 3 years ago on a kitchen remodel which was in the Advanced category. It was a lot of hard work remodeling, but I did it nonetheless. I am proud of it and believe it deserved to win its category. I love my Ryobi power tools and I enjoy using them. My friends tease me because I am a woman who loves power tools and knows how to use them. And guess who the neighbors think of when they need to borrow a power tool? Me and my Ryobi tools!
    By Dobermann, on January 31, 2016

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Measuring Cup & Spoon Organizer With Conversion Chart

by Dobermann
Jan 04, 2016

I always found myself searching for the right size measuring tool and not being able to read the size because I didn't have my glasses on. In addition, far too many times I needed to convert one unit of measure to another and had to stop, wash my hands and go to the computer to look up the conversion rate. Sometimes I could not find the measure that I needed because someone put it elsewhere. This got old and took away the fun in baking. Then one day it hit me to make this! It was so easy to do and took less time then making cookies! It was so cheap to make, too. The wood was a couple of free repurposed wood paint stirring sticks, the hooks & screws I had in a drawer and sticky-backed paper that I printed the sizes on served to cover the wood of the paint stirrers. Pick a cabinet door close to where the baking is done to make it the most convenient. When you measure, be sure to plan so that the measuring cups do not extend beyond the size of the interior cabinet size. You want to also make sure that the cups and spoons do not interfere with the shelves or closing of the door. Predrill your screw holes so that you don't split the cabinet door. When planning the layout for the hooks, place them first on a table next to one another so you can measure their actual spacing as the distance between each hook depends upon the size of the measuring cup. Mark down your dimensions and then simply use the Ruler feature in your favorite word processor to make the printing line up correctly. Be sure to include a dot for the hooks to know its placement.