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|Sat, 08-18-2012 - 5:17pm|
Dd is now at school. Living 3.5 hours away. I really don't expect her to come home every single weekend. At least WE aren't going to be hauling there and back. Not if I get this job I'm hoping for.
So now, we've got a room that's not being used- and STORAGE. We've lived in this house 20 years. We have "stuff". IMHO too much stuff LOL. I had a box of random office supplies that were sitting in a corner of my room since graduation. They were in a guest room, but we had to clean the whole room up b/c we had guests in the house for over a week, and I couldn't see them having to deal with a box of "junk" in the tiny room they were staying in. Dd's desk was cleaned out. I put office supplies in that.
Dd's bed isn't being used. I had a chest with blankets in it. But it was underused b/c it had "stuff" on it. Stuffed animals nobody wanted to dissapear yet had no home. Bitty Baby, and Kit who have not been played with for YEARS- yet nobody wants to stuff a $100 American Girl doll into the closet. ( Samantha and Molly have limb/ hair issues and need to go be fixed). I took all the animals and stuck them on dd's bed. I'd like to use her closet for some storage as well. And then I put these 2 little rocking chairs my mom gave the girls years ago in there. They're just too nice to give to Goodwill- I think it would be neat to hand down to grandkids one day.
I've read in numerous places that you aren't supposed to do major changes to a college kid's room. Because then they feel like they're being "kicked out" and no longer have a place in the family. Which isn't true. But I'm not about to give up some badly needed storage space either. Not when she's at the dorms more than half the year.
What do you think?