What’s the you say? You’re in need of someone who know how to use a power drill? Well you’re in luck – because I officially do! And here is the proof:
My roommate’s parents got us this coat hanger when we first moved in (7 months ago) but without a drill we weren’t able to put it up. With the onset of winter and the need for somewhere to put our wet outerwear I decided it was time to buckle down and get the darn thing mounted. My mom was kind enough to bring a power drill by and my mission was set. When I took it out of the bag however I was suddenly overwhelmed. Power tools scare me and I had never used screw anchors. For a moment I thought to myself – I’ll just wait until my roommate’s boyfriend comes by and ask him to do it. But then the wise words my mom has tried to instill in me since I was a little girl came to mind – “Always try and do it yourself”.
For as long as I can remember when my mom was doing some random task like fixing the toilet or polishing an antique she would say “come in here so you can see how this is done” and I’d spend a few minutes wiggling pipes or sand papering drawers. It didn’t seem like much at the time but now that I have my own place I am overwhelmingly grateful that she instilled that independence in myself and my sisters. Without her encouragement that coat hanger might still be sitting on the floor of my kitchen. But instead it is proudly displaying a pair of winter coats. And I expect it to successfully hold up many more in the coming winter months.
P.S. I feel it is important to also note that it’s all about a learning process. My roommate and my efforts to get this device up could easily be made into an episode of “2 (Dumb) Broke Girls”. Part of the instruction manual was used to turn the oversized drilled oval into an appropriately sized screw hole and there is a slight but distinct angle to the rack itself. But hey! It’s the effort that counts and a new skill is always appreciated. So never be afraid – just give something new a try!