With Jordan off to uni in Perth we decided that we would give the room that she stays in when she is home a bit of a rearrange. Try to make things work better so people can still stay in there but so Hayden and Mikala can use the room to play in. It was just a mess all the time!
First thing we did was take some things out. I put a filing cabinet I use for loose leaf teaching resources in the laundry (not entirely happy about this but it will have to do for NOW). We took out a huge desk that takes up a lot of room but no-one uses and put it in the shed for my husband to use.
Secondly we moved some things around. A cupboard and a set of drawers and the TV thats in that room. We added a little table and chairs and some toys and its all starting to come together.
I did add this little print that I found on pinterest and that you can find here as a lead up to school starting for Hayden.
The Owls my Mum made. Aren’t they gorgeous!
There are still things to do: The cupboards are just melamine and the doors dont shut properly and the drawers are hopeless…but will do for now; The mattress on the floor is the bed and we need a new bed frame….or even a Sofa bed for the room when we can; and finally we need to paint. However in the background of all the photos are my little artist..Mikala’s pictures and I am going to give her a little longer to stop drawing on the wall! And I wont paint when its HOT! lol am I the only person with suck a prolific artist…you can be cleaning the wall and she will find anything to draw with at the other end!
The only problem with rearranging is that you tend to make more mess in the process and I am still finding homes for some of the things that we couldn’t get rid of or need. But the room has been kept relatively tidy by both kids and they are happy to clean up in there…just to get them help with their rooms and the lounge now!