One of the big hassles that a lot of shore residents are dealing with is having to raise their homes. Unfortunately, for a lot of beach community residents, it's just one of those things that we have to deal with. But, some are taking rather ingenious steps to make the process a little less of a hassle.

The folks over at the "Barnegat Bay Island" Facebook page called our attention to something that they happened to spot when out for a walk:

So for a relatively small investment, this resident made the best of an inconvenient situation. Rather than hauling groceries up a new flight of stairs that she'd never had to deal with before, she "hacked" a solution out of equipment meant for other purposes. Pretty smart!

Have you seen any of your neighbors coming up with clever solutions post-Sandy? Tell us in the comments!

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