RECLAIMING SPACE AFTER CHILDREN LEAVE HOME
Even the most organized of us will get to a point after years in the same home where we find ourselves somewhat overwhelmed by the things we've collected. Raising children attracts items that represent memories that make us smile or send us screaming from the attic and basement. Now that you are an empty nester, it's time to reclaim your space and do some purging. Why save all those art projects, sports trophies, posters, and collections of beanie babies, matchbox cars, baseball cards, etc.? One word of caution here. Don't purge the baseball cards. You'll never live it down -- believe me!
So January is over now, and maybe you weren't very successful with your new year organizing resolutions? Are you thinking your efforts have all been in vain? Not to worry! There are simple, one-step-at-a-time ways you can gradually improve the neatness and organization of ANY area of your home.
From the time they are born, children acquire a vast amount of clothing, toys, and books, which as years pass, are joined by hobbies, schoolwork, collections and sports equipment. Whatever stage of growth your child may be in, get the most from their rooms by taking advantage of every storage opportunity. (Planning ahead pays off big as kids grow!). Look up, under, inside, and all over for places to add or increase useful storage. Here are some great ways to add storage and keep your child’s room organized: