Thursday, May 2, 2013

Stupid kitchen tricks: Knife holder hack

My editor, Roland Wilkerson, is the guy who compiles the weekly "I'm So Clever" column for the Saturday Home section. After I saw this trick, maybe we should rename him "I'm So Cleaver."

When I brought in bagels on a recent morning, he pulled out a big knife he keeps in his desk for office cake-cutting occasions and such. (No, he doesn't use it on my stories.)  To keep it safe, he had created his own quickie knife holder: You know those mailing envelopes lined with bubble wrap? He cut off one long side, stapled the cut-side closed, and had a perfect and portable knife carrier. No muss, no fuss, no cost.

Clever cleaver indeed.