This little piece of hardware is one of my new favorite things! As the springs on our screen door age and weather with the salt air, finding a way to keep the screen doors closed has been a challenge. Sub-optimal solutions have included a stick through the door handles and a big wedge outside to keep the door shut. But neither of those allows the door to stay shut in such a way that it can be opened again from either side. After seeing one of these on a neighbor’s house, it took us a while to find one because I didn’t know what it was called. (a catch. Duh!)
If you already knew about this, you are probably wondering how I could be so hardware-challenged, but it is such a big simple pleasure that I had to share. It keeps the dog in and other four and six legged critters out.