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Handles For All   (+1)  [vote for, against]
Make the world easier to lift

This certainly isn't a 'let's all' or wi-bni. At least I hope not. But wouldn't life be much easier if certain objects had built-in handles? You wouldn't have to ashamedly ask for help with those big, slippery boxes. Or oblong objects that just seem to 'fold' under your grip. Bulky, half-filled water beds are no big deal. Tall book shelves are no longer a problem if you don't have to tip it at an angle to get a grip underneath. Equip the world with more handles. It'd make a big difference for those of us who don't have biceps the size of tree trunks.
-- ghillie, Apr 07 2004

Handles For All http://www.shoplet....ffice/db/g5723.html
Get a ball of stout twine, some of these, and you're ready to go! [DrCurry, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Perhaps, a solution http://www.halfbake...ea/Vacuum_20Handles
This idea sucks... [lostdog, Oct 05 2004]

Powr-Grip® http://www.mytoolst...=glass+suction+cups
"Also use these dependable hand cups for moving and positioning anything with a non-porous surface: appliances, patio doors, desks, filing cabinets and vending machines." [Klaatu, Oct 05 2004]

Don't they have straps for suitcases that have an extra handle on them? Look around at your local airport.
-- kbecker, Apr 07 2004

-- ghillie, Apr 07 2004

While I believe bulky, half-filled waterbeds will always remain a big deal, there is lots of room for improvement when it comes to product design. I get paid to deal with the consequences of those issues, and I will always support efforts to fight design crime, be it venial or cardinal.
-- normzone, Apr 07 2004

// This certainly isn't a ... wi-bni. //

// But wouldn't life be much easier if //

Ah, so it's WLBEI then. Whole nuther thing.
-- waugsqueke, Apr 07 2004

Even people with biceps the size of tree trunks have to tilt tall bookshelves at an angle to get a grip underneath. Makes life easier for them too ! ( I wouldn't want anyone feeling left out of the Handle Revolution ). Hurrah! Jolly good ! Enjoymentfullness ! Other long jubilatory words !
-- blueturtle, Apr 08 2004

It's not a let's all, it's a y'all, as in would y'all please put handles everywhere we might need them?
-- oxen crossing, Apr 08 2004

Maybe handles with nice plastic grips that have really sticky suff on the flat plate kinda thing they're attached to?
-- Eugene, Apr 09 2004

Powr-Grip® <link> will grip almost any smooth surface and allow easy carrying. Truly, a Handles for All.
-- Klaatu, Apr 09 2004

$55.95, [Klaatu]? Plus having to carry it everywhere? I don't think its worth it. Plus, its like saying that the Wolftronix animatronic tail link bakes the 'Tails for All' idea...
-- ghillie, Apr 09 2004

Sorry, I don't think "put handes on things that don't have handles" is a suitable idea for the bakery.
-- waugsqueke, Apr 10 2004

I just cannot handle double negatives.
-- po, Apr 10 2004

Joe Pantoliano says everone needs a handler.
-- DrJake, Apr 10 2004

random, halfbakery