Hanging the Handle

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I had a Vileda broom with a detachable handle.  The idea was that you could buy replacement heads for it, however, by the time I decided that I needed a new head for the broom, they were no longer available.  I bought a new broom but the fact remained that I had a worn out broom head and a perfectly good handle.

I had read some time ago that the best way to hang home-made pasta to dry was over a broom handle resting between two chairs.  So I decided that my obsolete broom handle would now be my pasta drying rack.  The next question was where would I store it when it is not being used?

Since the handle will be used in the kitchen it seemed sensible to store it in the same room.  I fixed a hook to the wall of the pantry and hung the handle on it.  Now it is easily accessible when I am making pasta.

Close-up of handle

Here you can see it hanging just inside the pantry door.

Handle in pantry

It is only a small project but makes all the difference when things have a specific location and are easy to find when required.

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  1. My DD has an old broom handle in her pantry that she uses when she makes spaghetti. I must tell her to hang it up like you have. When I lived in the UK many years ago, we used to call it a broom stale. I often use the broom handle as a measure. If I want to put a picture hook in the wall at the same height as another one, I just use the stale and keep my thumb on the desired point and then use it when making a mark on the wall. If that makes sense!! I also use when moving furniture around to see how wide the item is and whether it will fit where it has to go!

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