Do you ever feel like you need a space in your own home to escape from everyone once in a while? This is that room.
The playroom houses my bike set up on the trainer facing a television- a place for me to tune-out and watch DVR'd shows while fitting in a workout...sometimes not even starting until close to 10pm. A workout bench, weights, medicine balls and a VersaClimber take up the rest of the wall if I feel like switching up a workout.
The closet/office holds all of my craft supplies and a lot of the kids' junk. Things get stashed in there in a hurry, but it's not like I can close the door to the mess...we removed the closet door. Last Friday night while the kids were watching a movie, I knew I had to go tackle the mess.
I printed a selection of green labels for the drawers- trying to think of every category that needed categorized: pens, pencils, markers, erasers, paper, notebooks, tape, glue, fasteners, glue gun, tools, paint, paint brushes, watercolors, scrapbook paper, stickers, scissors, rulers, yarn, ribbon, etc.
The labeled drawers:
I had 3 darling little birch tree bins that I had never found a use for and tucked away in some closet- reminding myself not to buy something just because it is cute in the dollar section. The bins are now holding pencils, crayons, & paint brushes. Good thing I bought something cute from the dollar section, huh?
The opposite side of the closet with paper/notebooks, tape & glue and tools:
Under the shelf curtain: the glue gun has its very own bin.
As I finished the closet/office and turned towards the room, I felt it was time. Time to let it go. I called my daughter into the room and asked if she is ready for this to be her room. She jumped up and down in excitement. The smile didn't leave her face all weekend as we rearranged and packed things to move from upstairs to downstairs and sorted clothes and switched dressers and ordered new bedding.