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My son has sensory issues and likes to be in-closed and to swing. I found this <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/KIDS-Hanging-Swing-Seat-Therapy-EKORRE-Chair-IKEA-NEW_W0QQitemZ180187683778QQihZ008QQcategoryZ66744QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem" target="_blank">IKEA swing</a> for indoors that would be perfect. My question is we rent and what do we do when we leave with the holes in the ceiling?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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You fill them with cheap white toothpaste (poor man's caulk!l) -- let them dry overnight (or longer depending on how big), then paint over them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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yep<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
or you can also buy a tube of filler just for this purpose at any rite aid or home depot. We rent, and this tube of wall filler is sooooo handy. I painted our walls though, cause they said we could. I am always redecorating, so i fill a lot of holes<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
If renting, just make sure your walls can support an indoor swing.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">If renting, just make sure your walls can support an indoor swing.</div>
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Ok, how do I find this out? That would not be good, do not want the house to come down on us from a swing!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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We hung an ikea swing in our apartment. Hang it on a stud and you'll be fine. Any room that has a fan will have two boards running along side of it. Just follow the boards with a stud finder until where you want to hang the swing. Or, hang it on a doorway.<br>
Fill the holes with toothpaste, paint over. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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We so want one of those ikea swings...for er.... dd.... on a completely unrelated note -- ya know the swings installed properly hold up to 250 lbs? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We so want one of those ikea swings...for er.... dd.... on a completely unrelated note -- ya know the swings installed properly hold up to 250 lbs? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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thats what i thought she meant by the title! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
you have to put it in a beam in the ceiling. ive also heard of people putting beams acros the ones th in ceiling (on top) and putting something in there so its spread over 2 beams (or is it joists? hmmm..lol)<br>
but im not sure thats a great idea...<br><br>
that looks really cool, though! my son would love it!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We so want one of those ikea swings...for er.... dd.... on a completely unrelated note -- ya know the swings installed properly hold up to 250 lbs? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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I have to say that was my first thought. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">!<br><br>
I would love to get one of those swings for the youngest, but I am afraid that my older two would want to swing in there as well. Or that they would swing the cats. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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If you are going to buy the swing don't be cheep and use tooth paste to fill the hole. Spackle isn't that expensive and your landlord would appreciate the hole to be fixed right. Plus if your landlord comes back and says you damaged the walls you can at least say you did a proper repair. Plus the next tennant won't have issues with the landlord because of your hole.
 

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I have one of "those" swings. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> Screw the hook into a support beam to make sure it will hold well.<br><br>
Fix the hole with a bit of spackle, not toothpaste.
 

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We have a kids swing. And rings. and a rope ladder. We love them, especially in the winter. Go for it. Spackle is cheap.
 

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Ugh. I hate this but when I read about a swing indoors I thought of Pam Anderson and Tommy Lee. Why do I know such stupid trivia?! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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We have the ikea swing and the monkey bars, I love to use them, just for fun not for naughty. When we got them I wanted to make sure that I could use them so we installed them up in the attic using a u-shaped wood contraption that my husband built. Just a side note, if you get the swing don't forget the packet of u shaped bolt things that it hangs from and the pillow that goes inside, it is rather annoying to get home and realize you have to go back<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Please use spackle.<br><br>
In one of my apartments in years past, I decided to hang a plant in front of the bay window. The plant was in my favorite yellow ceramic pot set into a really nifty macrame holder.<br><br>
Apparently the previous tenant thought it would look nice to hang something in front of the window as well.<br><br>
One of us was JUST off center enough that my hook held up for about ten minutes before my poor plant smashed on the floor. The hole in the ceiling (that made the hole I made too weak to hold), upon further investigation, had been repaired with toothpaste.<br><br>
But it was me who lost my deposit and my favorite planter, not the previous tenant. Don't burn your karma when spackle is cheap <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I think the spackle is a good idea, I do not want bad karma!<br>
As for the title... lol... Trying to get some lookers.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/Sheepish.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sheepish">:
 

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ITA that fixing w/toothpaste is uncool because of the downstream affects. We got one like <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/Indoor-3-Piece-Therapy-Swing-Set_W0QQitemZ280177521417QQcmdZViewItem" target="_blank">this</a>, which shouoldn't leave any residual holes etc. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I just made an indoor swing for my youngest ds this week. Anyway, my home-made version cost about 45. I made it so that I can switch out the swing with an exercise bar. We also have a trampoline in the house <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> We have to provide MONDO play time. We just can't stay at a park all day. We have things we need to do at home. Having a swing accessible to him 24-hrs-day basically is a real blessing!!
 

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I would be SO pissed off if my renters screwed stuff into the ceiling. Fixing it would cost way more than the security deposit. Tooth paste, spackle? Who would do that!? Kind of like stealing (but maybe worse?), isn't it?<br><br>
Please ask your landlord if this is ok before you do it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I would be SO pissed off if my renters screwed stuff into the ceiling. Fixing it would cost way more than the security deposit. Tooth paste, spackle? Who would do that!? Kind of like stealing (but maybe worse?), isn't it?<br><br>
Please ask your landlord if this is ok before you do it.</div>
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Well its just like a hole from a nail right but in the ceiling?<br>
I really do not know thats why I am asking.<br>
Spackle is a bad thing? I thought thats what a landlord fills in the holes with?<br>
They are most likely selling this property to an investor when we move out and its being bulldozed for a multi housing property. But, I guess I will ask if these will be jumbo holes.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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