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I bought the only type I could find at Home Depot, over in the outdoor section. It works great but was a little expensive, and apparently is a little cheaper on Amazon so I should have checked there first.
I pick up trash at campsites, and also when using parks and other public places in town. I'm walking the dog anyhow so I might as well make myself useful.
I use a grabber to pick up litter, since my aging back doesn't enjoy bending over as much as it used to.
Grabber Tool I keep one of these in my truck too. It feels a little hokey when you're doing it but when you're done it feels great that you picked up a bag of trash. Try to do it every time I go to the beach or on a walk in nature. It's therapeutic too, kinda zen like when you get in the zone of picking up the little pieces of plastic. Highly recommend. Added bonus, little old ladies give you a thumbs up on the regular and lots of people say "thank you" and it feels nice. Keep that post surf feel-good high going.
36 in. nifty nabber trash picker grabber by unger
For your googling needs. (Just be mindful of not getting a knock off...seems like this a low risk product for that but then again who knows these crazy days.)
Yeah I’ve gone through four of these exact grabbers. I decided to upgrade to this Unger grabber which is more expensive but better quality: [link]
I do notice that the Unger grabber doesn’t quite close all the way, which makes picking up small items kind of tough.
I have bought this one, and got a second one after I inevitability ran the first one over with my wheelchair, but I liked it so much I had to have the same one. It's very sturdy; I find that the cheap ones break on me in about a month. This one is like, commercial strength, so to speak. It's ~20 bucks:
Unger Professional Nifty Nabber Reacher Grabber Tool and Trash Picker, 36-inch
I own two of these and they're awesome, I got mine at Home Depot. It also has a magnetized tip for picking up ferrous items, I use it every day.
You can either get a unger grabber (you should get this regardless. This is the Rolls Royce of grabbers) or get a rubber coated hook and stick in the bottom of a shortened stick or pvc pipe.
Personally, I'd get the grabber just to have, and make a makeshift laundry stick with a hook for the laundry.
I cannot recommend the 36-inch Unger Professional Nifty Nabber Reacher Grabber Tool and Trash Picker enough. Durable, easy to hold, and has magnets in its tips to make picking up small metal pieces super easy. Easily worth the $20.
Highjacking my own comment: Everyone should buy the Unger Professional Nifty Nabber Reacher Grabber Tool and Trash Picker, 36-inch. It's durable, easy to hold, and it has magnets in its tips to make picking up small metal very easy. Worth every penny.
How do you like the trigger style handle? I have this one... I picked up trash for an hour around my complex on Sunday and my forearm is still sore.... :(
Or just hook the power cable with a coat hanger.
if you're really fancy, get one of these [link]
I just got this grabber off Amazon after doing far too much research on them. lol
It does work great, and picking up litter is entertaining to do if you're going to walk around, anyway.
Grab a long handled grabber tool from Amazon and you can retrieve a bunch with that. Lower risk that way.
Unger Professional Nifty Nabber Reacher Grabber Tool and Trash Picker, 36"
Definitely, it's pretty straightforward but be prepared to spend all day working on it. I installed six cams and it took me about 12 hours. I ran into difficulty in the spots where the soffit ran along a my vaulted ceilings so even with a 12' glow rod thing, I was still laying on my stomach wedged into a corner of my attic trying to pull the cable. Get one of these grabber things, it'll make grabbing the glow rod a bit easier if it's in a hard to reach area. Also, keep a roll of masking tape around your wrist, once you get the wire hooked, I taped mine around the rod to make sure it didn't slip off when it was being pulled through. Hope that helps.
I bought this. A good bucket is important too. I started out with trash bags. Works ok if you're picking with someone else, but buckets are easier to empty, reusable, and hold themselves open.
Listen up everyone: This started as a joke, and then accidentally improved my life by about 2667%.
Get a grabber. It's a catch 22, because you won't get it unless I explain why, but I can't explain why until you actually get one and put it where you normally sit. Here's a good example
I had one for post-surgery bed rest and my life hasn't been the same since.
I use a Nifty Nabber. It is made by Unger. They often have them at Home Depot. https://www.amazon.com/Unger-Professional-Nifty-Nabber-36/dp/B0000V0AGS/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjw4cOEBhDMARIsAA3XDRi9Qx8YT5c43DRj09wohzWq75W7Rk5fcv1btj6MaBCazNvqnP8FHwYaAnqxEALw_wcB&hvadid=409979947182&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9017341&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=4184968958264117230&hvtargid=kwd-904647090&hydadcr=15248_11427183&keywords=nifty+nabber&qid=1620164448&sr=8-5
I started out with these grabbers, and they are ok with light stuff, but if you guys want ones that will last you YEARS and pick up that real heavy good stuff, I cannot recommend Unger Nifty Nabbers enough. They can lift a ton of weight and they have AMAZING grip! Well worth the investment! You can get them from Amazon or Home Depot
A number of people here have suggested this one, available from both Amazon and Home Depot. My old grabber is nearly torqued and I'm going to spring for one of these too.
I've tried a bunch of grabbers, and find that this particular design can be hard on my wrists after a while. This other one has a more natural position, and less stress on the wrist:
By having the trigger on the bottom, the weight of the grabber helps close the claws. The grabber claws can bend, but they're easy to bend back.
I’ve tried a LOT of grabbers and this is by far my favorite!
Unger Industrial Llc 92134 36-Inch Nifty Nabber Pick-Up Tool with Aluminum Handle [link]
Amazon for mine.
I used that grabber from HF until it started not closing completely (after a few months) - I upgraded to this one From Amazon and have been pretty happy with it.
Nifty Nabber. This one is much stronger than the cheap suction-cup grabbers. Unger Professional Nifty Nabber, 36” [link]
What kind of grabber do you use when picking up trash?
I love my Unger Nifty Nabber. Strong aluminum pole and grabbers.
I can bring you one for when you are in Omaha.
This is what you are looking for. You can get it at Lowes or Home Depot. Just make sure to use a standard 10% off coupon. If you want to get ambitious and save some money, I suggest you team up with neighbors and order in bulk from an online vendor like this, call for discounts and shop around. If you are going alone, go with Home Depot and a Lowes 10% coupon. Yes, laying them down on the fiber cab be a pain. get a plastic grabber to help with laying down. Use 16" planks (2x4's or 2x8's) as bridges between the beams - AND BE CAREFUL. Slow and steady wins.