Self-Closing Drawers for Peace at Home

My husband – Daniel – and I, have been arguing (well, not exactly arguing, more, shall we say, not quite agreeing) on the drawer “situation” in our house.  He complains that I never close them.  I say that it’s really not such a big deal, and, truthfully, the junk he daily leaves on the dining room table is way more offensive than a few drawers that aren’t quite shut all the way.  And then what started as a mild disagreement spirals and we end up talking about our finances and blah, blah, blah.

So given that Christmas is coming up and he really is the most impossible person to buy a gift for (given that as soon as Apple comes up with anything new he’s the first one in the line waiting to make the purchase, such as the iPhone 4S – although why he needs yet another addition of what just to me looks like a phone, is anyone’s guess), I figured the whole drawer-closing stress in our house should come to an end with an appropriate gift.

So, I started looking online for a solution – hubby would be proud – my first attempt is to go all tekkie, instead of browsing the pages of a Radio Shack catalogue.  I just Googled “drawer closer” and came up with two pretty awesome product ideas.

First, there’s the drawer that is designed to close on its own, specifically for kitchen drawers.  You start closing it and then it does the rest of the job itself!  So even if I don’t quite close the drawer, I don’t need to worry as this self-closing drawer takes over for me.  As well, there are smaller, cheaper, perhaps less invasive products that could be used for any drawers, which would mean we wouldn’t have to renovate the house by putting in new drawers, to make peace in our happy home.  These are being sold by Woodcraft and look really neat.

So I was really thrilled that I had this thought.  And I was excited to purchase the inserts from Woodcraft. Until I realized I may actually have to bring the hubby in on it all for installation. Sigh.  That made me a little sad.  But there again, I could always try figuring it out myself and see where I get; you never know, I may even be a dab hand at Mrs. Fixit and that would make hubby really proud!  It could be a jolly old Christmas after all…Santa Claus is on his way!