A few weeks ago, Jerry took one of the shelves out of the fridge to wash off a spill, and evidently ran the cold glass under hot water or something, ’cause it shattered in his hands.
Thank goodness he wasn’t cut!
But… what to do about that shelf?
I figured it would cost a fortune to replace, so I asked him to do this instead…
Yes my friends. That’s OSB.
And it works brilliantly.
Now I realize there are those who would balk at doing such a thing. Wood? In your fridge? The audacity!
But you know what? I’m proud of my wooden shelf. (Hence, showing it to the world.) You know why? Because it is yet another way of perfectly demonstrating how we all can learn to improvise and be resourceful as opposed to depending on somebody else to fix our problems.
And it was free.
Please feel free to use my wooden fridge shelf as a metaphor for whatever is “broken” around your home. What projects do you have… what broken things need fixing… what is something you’ve been wanting to do but don’t have the money to do? And how can you either: a) fix them with something you have already, or b) learn to live without them?
This is Great Depression Era thinking people. And I have a feeling we’d better start embracing it!
Oh, by the way. I called the repair guy this morning, out of sheer curiosity. Turns out the glass would only cost $13.59 to replace. Even still, I’ll keep my wooden shelf for the time being, thank you.
I’d love to hear how you’ve improvised around your home to save a few bucks!
A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.