Author fulfills pledge
By Michael Turton
Readers may recall the pledge I made when the original Junk Drawer Confidential story ran on May 4.
I guarantee that by 9 p.m., one week from tonight, they (the 15 cubes) will all be assembled and in place. I will post a photo to prove it.
The cubes were in fact assembled and in place the evening of May 7 and were filled with their intended materials by the evening of May 9. As a footnote I would add that I have never submitted a product endorsement but I would for yubecube.com The cubes completely lived up to their billing – even to the pleasant fragrance promised as a result of bamboo being added to the sugar cane – the basic substance from which the cubes are made.
There were only two difficulties. Being a typical older house in Cold Spring, nothing in my abode is true or square, least of all the floors, making stacking the cubes a bit more of a challenge though not a serious one – and that was not the cubes’ shortcoming. Packaging was excellent, instructions were very good, construction is strong and rigid and it’s a great design – with one small exception. Some of the small pins used to hold the cubes tightly together must be installed blind – making it almost impossible. I used about half the recommended number and they seem quite stable. Mind you, I don’t have kids or a dogbumping into them and my Jade plant is very well behaved. I give yubecubes 9 stars out 10. The article has inspired at least two other people to attack their kitchen junk drawer. A few people told me they have no junk drawer – but they were clearly being less than honest. What’s in your junk drawer?
Photo by M.Turton