We (aka Stephen) recently finished a couple of small home improvement projects: replacing a faucet and hanging a wall coat rack. My role was coming up with the ideas, providing encouragement to complete the project, and praising the completed task to the delight of the worker, thus making future endeavors more palatable. Each project had one thing that struck me as significant.
The thing I noticed about this project were the instructions. Take a look at step #1.
Although I can’t imagine attempting to install a new faucet before removing the existing one, I appreciate the precise nature of the instructions. Unfortunately the rigor declined in step 2 as there was a need to drill an additional hole. Also, note that the number for the help line lacks an area code.
Hanging a coat rack should be a fairly simple chore. You need to decide where to hang it and make sure it’s straight. Through the miracle of modern science, this set of hooks came with a wondrous little tool: a cardboard combo template/level.
I was quite impressed to find such a marvel, having never seen a bubble-less level before. It worked quite well, too. Testing it with a traditional level, it was easy to hang the hooks straight. Wow, science. Way to go!
Hope you enjoyed these small updates and I wish you an easy time with your own projects.
May the farce be with you!