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Last week we looked at the boy’s and the little girl’s bedrooms. This week we’ll peek into our big girl’s room and the master bedroom.
Our master bedroom is large and has two big closets which means we store a lot of things in our bedroom. Since the 4 Moms have an upcoming post about storage solutions and our master bedroom is one of the storage areas in our home, I may talk a bit more about this later.
Our bedroom window is waiting for me to find the perfect window treatment, preferrably at a yard sale. Any ideas about what I should be looking for?
We have not had a bassinet with our other children (we’ve used a pack n play), but Bella and I are testing this one for Kolcraft and I’m loving the extra space that it gives us beside the bed. I can actually get to my desk now without crawling around/over the pack and play.
The desk in the corner is where I can, in theory, work quietly in the evenings. The reality is that it’s a dumping ground for all the things that need my attention or that don’t have homes so it’s always piled with stuff because I’m a master procrastinator when it comes to paper work (and many other things).
One of the tricks that I’ve learned to keep things looking tidy is to use containers. I use these small plates (yard sale find for $.50 each) on my dresser to corral loose change and jewelry that I’m in too much of a hurry to put in it’s actual home.
I recently cleared off one of these shelves to use for lost and found, things that belong to others and have inadvertently been left at our home.
We used to keep our ‘lost and found’ in the entryway so that we would remember to take things back to their rightful owners, but we never remembered and it cluttered up our entry/living room. Now our lost and found is out of the way and that shelf is right above where we keep the diaper bag (which we almost always remember) and so we are better at returning things to our guests.
On these shelves we have most of our knitting books, my current knitting project and our stash of Homeschooling Today. I enjoy coming here during rest time and just being quiet. It does happen…… occasionally. It’s also a wonderful spot for a quiet conversation or snuggle with one or more of the children.
One of the ways I try to keep our bedrooms tidy is to have hooks available for items that are frequently used. Here I have some of my essentials.
Big girl’s room
Home to our 13, 12 and 10 year old girls
We just moved children into this room and it is under construction so there is not much to see. We are taking down one of the walls in this room and opening it up to the adjoining room. The girls have big plans for a sewing area in their new room.
and a full closet.We don’t have a solid plan for this room yet. The adjacent room has tile floor, stucco walls, no windows and is depressing. We’ve used it for our book cases, but other than that it’s just been wasted space. So we decided to turn it all into one bedroom. The book cases will stay, but the space will be better used by our kids.
Eventually the plan is to make this the boy’s bedroom since the nearby bathroom is small and then use the two upstairs bedrooms for our girls. Of course all of this is if we don’t decide to look for a home that has some property.
Raising Olives open house:
- The yard and entryway
- Kitchen and dining room
- Living areas
- Bedrooms Part 1 (boy’s room and little girl’s bedroom)
- Laundry area and tips
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