This is so simple you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it first. I don’t actually know who thought of it first, but in my world my Pop thought of it and installed one at my Gran’s and Mum’s house and I copied him! This is mainly for a flywire door that has the automatic shutting system – a real pain in the butt when it comes to bringing in the food shopping, heavy loads, or a pram!. Sure, there’s the stopper at the top of the door (which I can assure you my Gran can’t reach!) but this system is so much easier!
Basically, you simply install a hook upside down at the same level as the front door handle. That’s it.
You need to install it so the handle can be pushed down to go under the hook, then released back up to it’s normal position so it hooks onto the hook.
How awesome is that? It means that there is no fiddling with the top stopper, you can instantly open the door, hook it up and walk through. Easy peasy! If my Pop hadn’t already taken care of the oldies in my family, I would have offered to go around and install it at all their doors – it’s such a great idea for the elderly who would have difficulty reaching the tops of their doors. I think it’s an especially awesome idea for Mums with prams.
I know this isn’t for everyone, but it was too good not to share!