Na Na pinches her pennies (aka frugal living)

Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.

Make do

When things happen I often have to “make do” with what is available simply because I’m not prepared to pay a repair bill.  Here is an example.  This is a shower towel bar that broke in half.  Its plastic and about 35 years old.

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It goes here.  As you can see the ends are fixed into the tile work. No way to put the bar back if its glued together.

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I needed a solution because I simply can’t afford to pay a tile person to replace a towel bar right now.  If that person doesn’t know what they are doing it could cost me a lot more than a simple repair. Anyhow, I looked through my STUFF and found a temporary solution.

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A curtain tension rod will work for now.  It doesn’t have to be strong.  Just functional.  How heavy can a washcloth be?

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As long as I don’t try using the rod for a handhold it should be good.


2 comments on “Make do

  1. sarasinart
    April 18, 2015

    That was a very smart idea!

    • Na Na
      April 18, 2015


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