The Crofton Levitt home we live in have no basements or attics (to store things) and storage space is at a premium. Everything we own is "right out in the open" for the most part. So the Ikea Pax Closet is a good way to go to maximize storage, and I turned to Craigslist to see if I could find one that would fit my intended space. Thankfully, I did find someone moving in two weeks and was selling the exact one I've been eyeing for the past three years from that big box store.
To pick up this unit, I first rented a cargo van and asked my friend Carrie Casto who good-naturedly said "yes", and came along to help with the whole endeavor. She is a whiz at Ikea furniture, so between the seller (Thom), Carrie and I, we did the "unthinkable" and dismantled the entire system, along with carrying each piece (some very large, like two huge glass doors), down a skinny wooden spiral staircase in downtown Alexandria, VA. Our biggest worry was not breaking the glass on the doors as we gingerly carried them down the stairs, or the glass windows on the staircase in Thom's house! 93" of door is a lot to consider while navigating down narrow hallways and stairs.
It will be awhile before everything gets installed in the intended space (room needs paint and flooring), but it will eventually get done and I look forward to the room's transformation! Thank You, Carrie!
Photos of Carrie, Thom and I after the van was packed and ready to transport it back to Crofton.