We had our first night of frost here in the lower Midwest last night, and that means one thing: it's time to start lighting those fires, baby! The warmth and comfort that a fireplace bring to a home is second to none, but keeping your tools in place can sometimes be a real pain. Here's a simple trick that any home can use that only cost arounds $1.00!
The fireplace stand at my parent's house growing up served its purpose, but the uneven stone hearth caused the fireplace tool stand to take a nose dive a time or two. Once the cat recovered from its heart attack, everything was put back into place and life carried on as normal.
Martha Stewart suggests using a simple coat hook mounted to the wall or fireplace to keep tools easily accessible, but inline without faltering. That way if your hearth is a little uneven, each tool will rest where it's comfortable. You can find hooks for as low as $1.00 at the hardware store. You could even go for something a little fancier to bring in a pop of color.
Have you lit your first fire yet? It's getting to be that time of year!
(Image: Martha Stewart)