This area is the wedgie in my life.
It’s causing me great discomfort. Right in the rear end. It’s literally suffocating my bum hole. Sorry mom about the anal-ogy.
I just needed to really emphasize what a pain in the butt this area is in my life. It’s the little walkway that falls behind the sofa and ever since we lived here, we made it the play area in the living room. The problem is….it’s a play area with toys. So when you walk in our house, you walk through this fantastically huge space-wasting foyer and into our rather long and skinny living room and this is the first thing you see. It’s like botched plastic surgery. It just confuses your brain and you can’t help but look.
Every six months or so, I sort through everything and take the extra toys to the basement (to the place that we call “where toys go to die”) but it still looks like this afterward…
Sooo we got to thinking…where can we put the toys?
Our first thought was to make the reading room a play room. The reading room is right off the foyer and has french doors leading to the living room. But that would be a problem. First – the toys would totally spill out into the foyer ready to welcome guests with a twisted ankle and a Lego-inflicted-puncture-wound. They would possibly end up back into the little toy area that we are trying to clear out. And I am not exactly fond of the idea of the playroom having two exterior doors and a very low window. Plus, there isn’t a whole lot of low wall room so storage would be hard. But the good thing is – the reading room is NEVER used. I mean like never. I can count on one hand the number of times someone has gone in there and it is my in-laws.
So then we got to thinking….again.
And what we decided was that the very best place for a playroom would be my office. Remember my office?
Well, it hasn’t looked so clean and organized lately. Because it is behind a closed door, the clutter has had a party.
What I need in my office is a little accountability. Because I could shut the door, I always chose that option over actual organization. But playrooms are always disorganized…and that’s okay by me….as long as there is a door.
Now that is what we are working on….switching the old office into the new playroom, the old play area into a new storage/console table hallway, and the old reading room into my new office.
And so that is what we are working on….what about you guys?