This post is part of my Quick Fix Friday Series. The Quick Fix Friday Series is comprised of cheap and simple tricks to make your life easier. I started this series because I often feel like I have no time to make a change in my apartment, and I wanted to remind myself that it’s true. I also have realized that while there is a plethora of information about quick fixes when you own a house, that isn’t necessarily true when you live in an apartment. Each of these tasks takes under five minutes.
The funniest thing about this Quick Fix Series is that each of these things only take a couple minutes, but I never do them.
I mean, obviously I’m doing them because I’m writing about them, but I’ve had lowering the shower shelf on my “to-do” list for months and it wasn’t until my bathroom ceiling started to leak and had to be repaired that I bothered to do this.
Getting this fixed was a week long process, since I’m a renter. It was a major problem, with quite a bit of mold involved. Talking through this with a rental company, and ensuring things went correctly was complex, especially trying to keep my feelings in check. Would a post about that be interesting to you all? #rentallife
This is how it goes for me, sometimes: the quicker the fix, the longer it takes me to do it unless something really dramatic happens.
You can see in the picture above just how high that top shelf is. You can kind of see conditioner peeking out from the second shelf. It’s fine. But it’s also not great. So, when the leak happened, I pulled everything out of the bathroom and stored it in my bedroom.
This was a great time to do a quick adjustment to the shelves, since I had already removed it from the shower.
If you’ve never done this before, or if you got here because you were trying to figure out how to assemble your shower shelf, this is SUPER easy. You start by lifting the shelf and back ring.
I used my nails to move that little rubber piece down about 18″
Then I pressed the black ring and shelf back down, on to the rubber ring.
It turns out, that little corner spot that holds the shelf also holds a great deal of gunk. #goodtoknow
So I gave the tub a quick scrub because ew, and then put the shelf back in!
Then, I put all the items back on the shelves, after clearing out anything that was empty.
Yes, that’s dish soap in my shower. D works on trucks all day and the only thing that gets his hands clean is the incredible duck-washing power of Dawn. #seriously
Now, when the curtain is closed, you can’t see the conditioner anymore!
Seriosuly: why did I wait so long?
I think sometimes that the reason I can’t bring myself to do these things is because I’m a renter, and in my mind, I’ll just be moving again in 9 months so why bother? This is the longest I’ve lived anywhere in over a decade, so I’m still adjusting to the idea of making even very little changes.
What kinds of things do you find that you don’t do because you’re a renter? & What kinds of things do you despite the fact that you’re a renter? #teachme