Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Dual-purposing the playroom

Earlier this year we completed a much needed project. Turning my office into a playroom for the kids. I wasn't really using it anymore and our family room was being overrun with planes, trains and automobiles. It turned out awesome and the kids have enjoyed it immensely. However, it has started to become crowded with new toys, his/hers fold out sofa chairs, bean bags, MORE stuffed animals, etc. When I decided to use the playroom for some of the writing work and crafty fun of homeschooling, I knew some things would have to be moved out of the room, on the down-low.

So, today when Milli was sleeping and Optimus was swimming, I secretly moved a parking garage, a karaoke machine, a dora tent, and two plush animal rug things into the garage and I moved a few carefully selected, neglected toys to the garbage.

Let's hope they don't notice!

Now there's a table to sit at - moved from its hardly used spot in the family room

The calendar I bought from discountschoolsupply.com. That box coming in the mail was like Christmas! Just gotta get Superman to hang it up for me :)

Still don't know what to do with this little pile of, I don't know what to call it. Tiny playmobil pieces, a clay martian, and a crucifix. Just your typical playroom

Still plenty of toys - and still WAY too many stuffed animals

Here is the organization I'd like to present to you...

and this....

But then I'd have to bring the camera down a couple inches to reveal this...

And show you a pic of my bookcases that store my biblical commentaries, old forgotten things, and now my homeschooling supplies. It ain't pretty, but it's functional

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the nom Kim. Now off to solicit some votes so I can win that prize :)
    Oh yes, the epidural (if it works) - such a party.