After my wife left her blow drier and curling iron out on the counter, I thought that there should be a better place to store these items other than the deep drawer in the vanity. I moved the blow drier from the right side of the sink to the left front part of the sink. When I sat the blow drier down, I noticed that the shape of the blow drier was about the same shape as that corner of the cabinet.

After thinking about another product on the market that store items behind the false front of the vanity, I crawled under the sink to see if there was the room to store the drier there. After determining that there was plenty of room, I got out a measuring tape and measured the opening behind the false drawer front. When I saw that the opening was over 4 inches high and the blow drier was less than that, the idea was born. My first reaction was to try and find the item on the market to purchase.

After months of searching and having no luck, I paid to have patent search done thinking that such a simple and ideal idea must have been thought of before. After the patent search came back that there was nothing out there like it, I went through the process of filling a patent. I also spent a lot of time and money researching and refining the idea. I worked on the ideal shape, weight, plastic type, and even how I could go about manufacturing the trays and tubes.

They say that necessity is the mother of all inventions. It turned out to be true in this case as well.

Bert Baron
President of Stowaway Products inc.