How to stop knocking over glasses???

Andrew

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I spend a lot of time on the couch. I keep a water glass on the coffee table next to the couch so I can stay hydrated. Sometimes I knock it over and don't notice what I've done. The water runs all over and ruins things. So far it has not ruined anything critical. But I don't want to press my luck. I searched the Internet for a glass caddy but didn't find anything workable.

Any suggestions?
 

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Andrew,

if I was you, I would get whatever solution you can find.

A sports container, or..............a sippy cup, if it works for you.

Stuff what anyone thinks, I'd get whatever I liked.

Whatever solution you find, the important thing is to find the best result which suits your degree of capacity to use it.
 

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Hi Andrew - how about putting the glass down inside a very wide, shallow container - e.g. a tray with high sides or (even more safely) a washing up bowl?
 

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A sports bottle is definately a good idea in this situation.

Just had to let you know that my crazy brain read your thread title (more than once) as how to stop LOOKING over glasses! i imagined you with those half moon glasses peering over the top of them like a professor
 
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Hi Andrew, I have found the most fantastic product. It's like a coffee travel mug, but it is 100% leak-proof. Some nifty sealing mechanism. You push a button and the hole open to drink. They're double-sided steel so thermos-like; keep things hot for a few hours . They're so good, they can lie on their side or be upside down for hours - no leaks. And lightweight.

They are made by contigo (a US company). I got them at costco - think it was 2 for $20. Maybe you could order them from on-line, don't know.

Here's the company. http://www.gocontigo.com/autoseal.html The ones are got are like the first picture.

sb

They're one of the best products I've ever found.
 

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Andrew i picked a couple of sports bottles for pennies. They are the best they cant spill. I still manage to spill hot drinks but the sports bottle is always arund me safely. I agree with all other replies here. Take care hun
 

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Just letting you know I've been reading and appreciating the advice. I put a temporary tray on the table, but my problem now is I keep putting my mail in the tray and my cup on the table. <sigh>

In terms of the spill proof bottles, are those hard to wash?
 
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hey Andrew - How many years later and I still find the challenges that come up for us crazy!

I liked the idea of using a heavy pot to hold your mug (assuming that you won't knock the pot over).

re the spill-proof mugs I use - they're double-layer smooth stainless steel so easy to clean. Too narrow for me to get my full hand in, but Quick normal clean if nothing sticky - I let them sit full of water for a bit if something was sticky - then put a dishclothh in and then a handle of something to move around to clean it. The lid has the threads and an o-ring, but the same method works - just soak a bit if milk or other residue. If you have a dishwasher, they are dishwasher safe.

sb

ps - I have 2 separate boxes for mail on the table by my couch - one waiting to be opened - the next, stuff waiting to be dealt with. Find I lose less and stay on top of things better like this.
 

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I use a wide-mouth quart mason jar with a lid. This does involve the extra step, it's true, of opening and closing a two-part lid. (There do exist one-part lids for them.) But they're hard to knock over because of their shape, (the lid is pretty leak-proof anyway--but if you used it without the lid, say) and they're glass, for those who don't love drinking out of plastic or steel. Easy to clean, cheap, and widely available.