Saturday, May 14, 2011

7 Quick Takes Friday...err... Saturday! (Vol. 14)

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Before I jump into my 7 quick takes I would just like to say this is only late because Blogger was down all of Thursday evening through most of Friday. I even had this thing written ahead of time (minus the pictures being inserted)! 
Also, I decided to deviate from how I normally do my 7 quick takes and go with a theme this time since much of my week has been filled with getting the closet organizer in the nursery installed. So, without further ado I present to you:

The 7 Steps of Installing a Closet Ogranizer

Step 1: Get excited. You've just bought a beautiful new closet organizer that's going to make your life so easy - and organized! 

Step 2: Brace yourself. You actually have to install this thing, but before you can do that you must first remove the old shelf + clothing rod. Be sure you rip off some paint and drywall in this process - remember you're always looking for opportunities to give yourself more work.

Step 3: Open the box and begin to read the directions. After reading steps 1 and 2 you can take a break because you just realized that you need a 1/2" drill bit and a step stool. And by "take a break" I mean put off installing the closet organizer for a couple weeks. During this brief hiatus you can also ponder where the studs are and how this is going to impact the installation process. Go to your local hardware store and purchase said items.

Step 4: Now that you have all your stuff in order, begin the installation process. When you get stuck trying to get the toggle bolts through the 1/2" holes you just drilled take another 2 day break to ponder how you're going to overcome this hurdle.
1/2" holes that toggle bolts wouldn't fit through
Step 5: Don't fee like an idiot. The directions didn't tell you the hole would need to be slightly larger than 1/2". Expand drilled holes as necessary to accommodate the toggle bolts then finish installing the closet organizer.
The horizontal and vertical tracks on the right
side of the closet have been installed.
The (almost) completed project.
All that's left to do is have my husband finish screwing in
this bolt and fill those extra holes I drilled. Oh yea - and fix
the paint/drywall.
Step 6: Admire the work you've just done, and start planning your next shopping spree. You know, the one for the cute baskets that will go on the shelves you just installed in order to complete this organization endeavor. Don't forget to prepare your husband for this upcoming shopping expense :)

Step 7: Celebrate all your hard work and do-it-yourself skillz by making yourself a delicious smoothie.


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