It would have given me great satisfaction to rip these things out of the wall with my bare hands, but of course I didn't. I painstakingly took out every screw and let me tell you...these things are COMPLICATED. I feel sorry for the person that had to figure out how to put them up in the first place. After an hour and a half, I finally got every piece removed.
What a mess. Traverse rods are crazy! All those screws and all that hardware just to hold up a few drapes. Talk about overkill. What's going up next is much, MUCH simpler. Stay tuned.
PS. Those things above the window are temporary shades that I put up when we first moved into the house and the sheers scared me (too transparent). We haven't used them in years but now they'll come in handy...I'll use them to at least keep peeping eyes out of the big window until the new shades arrive in the mail.