June 5, 2015

More About Cheap Equipment

Having a stroke often means losing income.  In addition, there are expenses that are not covered by health insurance.  So this post is not about cutting up a banana.  It is about saving money.
The last place I look for equipment is medical catalogues where things are always expensive.
I begin by looking for helpful objects in my home and in local stores like Bed Bath and Beyond.
To see previous examples of truly cheap equipment click here and click here.  In this post I talk about two pieces of cheap equipment I use to slice bananas for my cereal. 

#1 is a one dollar non-slip placemat I found at my grocery store that keeps the plate still as I slice.  It is far cheaper than Dycem.
#2 is the cheapest, thinnest paper plate I could find.  Since bananas are curved, I turn the plate so my knife is always perpendicular to the section of the banana I am slicing.  Because slices of banana roll around I turn the plate so my knife is always perpendicular to each slice as I cut it in half.


The thin paper plate bends easily so I can pour the sliced banana into my bowl.





Do you have a cheap solution you would like to share?

1 comment:

  1. Instead of buying a rubber place mat, I but a roll of rubber shelf liner from the dollar store. I can make six "place mats."

    Instead of buying a rocker T knife($26) from med supply place, buy an ULU knife from amazon for about $5. Actually works better and easier to control.

    Instead of buying built up utensils from med supply, buy Filmo or other self hardening clay from craft store and make your own.

    Jo

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