Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.
I tried to install the new Closetmaid wire shelving in my kitchen. At the end I gave up for the day. For four hours my day went kinda like this:
Now really. I should have noticed that the 6 inch screws included in the kit were way too long. At most they should be 2 or 2 1/2 inches which is how far they went into the wall. I had to order new ones. I decided to get easy install anchors with screws included. I believe these are reusable if I ever want to move the shelves to another room. Ha! After all this frustration, these shelves are not going to be moved anywhere else.
Just in case someone is interested I made a video – cropped down to 17 minutes – of my attempt. Watching my own video I finally figured out what my body type is – I’m an hourglass with loads of extra minutes.
After my legs have a few days to rest and recover I’ll give this another try. Next time I’ll be a little better prepared for fewer trips up and down that scary ladder. I think a new ladder is needed. I’ll start a change jar savings for this one from amazon.
I hope everyone is staying safe and staying happy. Hugs from Kentucky