It all started the evening of Hannah’s 3rd Birthday when I literally could not move around the main floor of our home without stepping
on over toys and stuff! It was time to declutter our home and create a new space for Hannah. Now that she’s 3, she is more confident playing on a different floor from where Mommy is sometimes so the timing was right. I took two vacation days in March and while Hannah was at daycare the transformations began.
First, Dad and I dismantled the bed in the guest room and turned that into the playroom/office. It seemed silly to have a bed taking up the space we needed for the couple of times we have company overnight. I’ll invest in a blow-up mattress for those times.
Hannah discovering her new playroom
We live in a town home with limited space so need to make the best of what we have. Yah, that wasn’t happening!
This picture still makes me giggle. Uncle J came to the house while Hannah and I were out and began to assemble the new unit. The only way to have enough floor space to put it together was to lift up the couch. Heh! Necessity is the mother of invention!
The new space downstairs was put to good use and I feel like I can breathe again. Mom and Dad have the old cabinet that housed the TV and was our storage and this is the new space. Even now 2 months later I still smile and don’t take for granted how much I appreciate this new unit!!
The final area of renovation was the dining area…that we can finally use for eating in!
Can you hear me breathing easier?? I believe Hannah and I are both happier as we now have much more space to play! We’re often found carrying toys up and down the stairs but that’s ok. It’s just nice to have space to play with those toys! Phew…..what a treat!
Coming soon….small changes that were emotionally harder than the big changes.