Do you own a gripper or picker-upper?

Midland, Michigan
June 23, 2022 2:52pm CST
I don't actually know the proper term for this tool. People with back or knee problems will often use a tool that looks like the end of scissors or two fingers that close in objects. The one I have my sister in Detroit for for me and I don't remember where she bought it but it has four prongs that look too small to do much. It can be used to retrieve a ring from a drain pipe or disposal. I just used it to retrieve a cover from a to go dish that had fallen underneath one of my Ikea drawers. I want sure whether the tool was strong enough to hold onto the cover but it did the trick. If you ever see these for sale anywhere I recommend them. Even if you don't use them a lot they are still with keeping in your house.
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@JudyEv (279116)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jun
We have something a bit similar and it can certainly be useful from time to time.
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• Midland, Michigan
24 Jun
When we just can't quite reach something.
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@JudyEv (279116)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jun
@MarshaMusselman My Dad also had a short stick with a curtain hook in the end and I have that now. I'm always using it for something.
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• Midland, Michigan
24 Jun
@JudyEv that was something he made himself?
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• United States
6 Jul
I often think I need a pickle picker but I never think to get one.
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• Midland, Michigan
6 Jul
Is that a special kind of fork?
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• United States
15h
@MarshaMusselman that is the little picker that you have. I heard it was called a pickle picker.
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• Midland, Michigan
3h
@ElusiveButterfly oh, maybe it is, I've not a clue what is actually called.
@RebeccasFarm (65355)
• United States
24 Jun
I keep meaning to get both of those
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• Midland, Michigan
25 Jun
Your mean both types? I've not seen the one I have anywhere but then I don't shop much.
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• United States
25 Jun
@MarshaMusselman Yes both types
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@marlina (146934)
• Canada
23 Jun
Grabber Reacher Tool, on Amazon
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• Midland, Michigan
23 Jun
Those are the types that are most common but I didn't see mine there. Mine can get into small spaces too.
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@marlina (146934)
• Canada
25 Jun
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@snowy22315 (138291)
• United States
23 Jun
I did have something like that when I was picking up trash on the side of the road one time. However, it no longer works.
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• Midland, Michigan
23 Jun
That's unfortunate. Marlina found the other type on Amazon.
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@snowy22315 (138291)
• United States
23 Jun
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@kaylachan (34589)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
23 Jun
My husband and I have a couple. They are good for people in wheelchairs too, to reach things that someone standing might be able to much easier. Gripper seems to be the most common term.
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• Midland, Michigan
24 Jun
Good thing that your have a couple of them.
@Kandae11 (45728)
23 Jun
Sounds like a very convenient tool to have around the home.
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• Midland, Michigan
23 Jun
It really is. The hard part is finding a good place to keep it.
@LadyDuck (394648)
• Switzerland
24 Jun
My Mom had one, at her age that was surely useful for her.