Toilet Paper Holder

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I know it might sound silly and ridiculous but today I learned something that I did not know yesterday...I learned how to fix a loose toilet paper holder. All it took is watching a video on Youtube, a trip to wonderland aka Home Depot (that place is now a little less intimidating after I spent 30 min roaming its endless aisles looking for bolts). point of this post is instead of asking someone to fix it for me I chose to do it myself regardless of how little I knew about it (had no clue how that metal rod just magically hangs to the wall hahaha). 

Now that I want to get started in REI I felt that learning little things here and there pertaining to houses will be beneficial in the long run. And I know that a toilet paper holder is something sooo miniscule but it boosted my confidence a tiny bit and gave me a small nugget of knowledge I did not have before and I will take that any day.

It is often the first step that is the hardest, it is often taking action towards something you are not that experienced at...today I overcame my intimidation and tackled my loose toilet paper holder maybe tomorrow I will overcome the fear of getting started in REI and buy my first investment property.

PS: always go with toggle bolts instead of plastic expansion anchors, trust me I am experienced now :)

Below are pictures of my proud work hahahaha

Well done young lady, I can see you laying flooring next!  Nothing like the satisfaction and confidence building of DIY.  The next house you remodel or build, put blocking between the studs where you plan to mount toilet paper and towel racks.  Drill through the drywall and screw directly into the blocking.  The tricky part is remembering where you put the blocking. 

Youtube is a great source. I've learned how to do a lot of repairs/upgrades between Youtube videos and working with my handyman/tradesmen as they perform the repairs. 

Originally posted by @Terrell Garren :

Well done young lady, I can see you laying flooring next!  Nothing like the satisfaction and confidence building of DIY.  The next house you remodel or build, put blocking between the studs where you plan to mount toilet paper and towel racks.  Drill through the drywall and screw directly into the blocking.  The tricky part is remembering where you put the blocking. 

 We used to put blocking behind the walls where all the towel bars etc was going to go...like you said, remembering where was the hard part. I started taking videos of the whole house before drywall so I could go back and find wires/pipes etc....

@Sophia Bahena

After multiple holders being ripped off the wall, I started removing them altogether and patched/painted the area. I just buy the $10ish metal TP stands. Tenant-proof and problem solved ;)

@Sophia Bahena - great job! I remember when I installed my first towel bar hook set (with 4 hooks preinstalled on a wood backer) using my first electric drill / screwdriver and thinking it was magical. Why didn’t someone show me how to use this before I showed myself at 25?!? :)