I have one final low-buck project. In the engineering world, simpler is always better, and this one is so simple it is trivial. It is also not very original, but I am proud of it nonetheless. This one is less than a dollar but maximizes the utility to cost ratio, not to mention makes my life a little greener.
I needed a place to collect trash while cruising, preferably near the galley. My 30 footer does not have much foot room, as you can see from the picture below.
The logical place to collect trash is in that inset under the sink. But a trash can would bounce around and tip over, so it would need something to keep it against the bulkhead.
Simultaneously, I got to thinking about all the plastic grocery bags I keep collecting. It's a pain remembering to take them to recycling. Hmmmm ... the greenies tell me that reuse is better than recycling, so on the next trip to the hardware store I bought a couple of cup hooks. I attached them here:
This works particularly well. The bag stays put even when we're heeled over hard to starboard.
Also worth noting, although I don't have a picture of it, is that I saved one of those little boutique Kleenex boxes and now a fold my plastic grocery bags and stuff them in it. Instant dispenser! Even better, the bags take up little room this way.