Pet Food Bag Support
Category: Pet accessories, food storage, kitchen, household
Problem: The dog food bags that I buy, either 12 lb. or 20 lb., do not sit upright. They need to be propped up against something to keep them from falling over. Additional problem: In my kitchen I have a cabinet that I can slide things in and out of because the bottom of the cabinet is really the kitchen floor. I was storing the dog food bags under there. It was even more difficult to slide the bags out, keep them upright, and then slide them back in.
Action: I wanted to hold them upright so I looked around, and found I had a plastic file crate. I thought I would wedge the bag in there. The width of the bag was wider than the length of the storage bin, so I had to insert it in a diagonal manner. However, the bag is held upright and provides for much easier access to the dog food. Because the bags are upright and in this plastic bin, they easily slide in and out from underneath the cabinet.
Result: It works great!
Additional Thoughts: If I was going to custom make a bin, I would have it so that the bag of dog food I was using would be able to sit snugly in the bin and then I might put casters on the bottom. Also I would make the bin wide enough so that two bags could sit next to each other, so I would never be running out.
When idea was conceived: 8/20/11
How much time it took to develop: 15 minutes
How much money it took to develop: None
Current status: In use
Since it was originally done: