I’m not quite as organized or on-top-of-things and one might hope.
I’ll give you a moment to recover from the shock of this revelation.
My lack of long-term planning often leads to last minute realizations that I don’t have Item X that is needed to finish (or start) a project. Usually I overcome the problem by cursing a lot which, of course, magically makes the issue go away……
But sometimes cursing doesn’t work so I have to get creative.
I was always finding myself ready to get going on some quickie painting job and then realizing that “crap!” I was out of paint tray liners.
For a while I used tin foil which works just fine but seemed kind of wasteful (and of course lead to the inevitable getting ready to actually cook something and realizing that “crap! I’m out of tinfoil).
But I was saved from a life of frustration (and burned pan scrubbing) when I realized that plastic grocery bags work beautifully in a pinch.
Of course, now I try to use canvas bags when I go shopping so my back-up supply of plastic bags is dwindling…..
I don’t think I’m the first to realize this and I imagine many of you are thinking “thanks David – we appreciate your insights. Did you know we are also aware sliced bread, the wheel and fire?” but you never know so I thought I’d pass it along.
NOTE: The OSH Company makes a fine plastic bag which I’ve used in these pictures. However, some companies use a cheaper ink for the logo on the bag and I’ve discovered it will sometimes flake off or run in the paint so I usually make a point to turn the bag inside out before using it.
And thus ends Tips from David for this week.