If you’ve been visiting me lately, you’ll know that I’m sort of in a cleaning mode right now. And to help with my organization challenges, I’ve been visiting IKEA all week – in store and online.
One place that seriously needed some work was, well, my “work” area. Check it out:
The heavy duty table was a simple solution to have place for all my things – both needed and unnecessary. Under that though, I had to put a safety gate to keep the baby away from the outlet. Ingenious, I know.
But I’m sure you could tell that something needed to be done with this space.
And just like that, a transformation took place.
Would you look at that. A mini corner office with plenty of desk space. And the computer cords are well hidden under and behind too. Nifty, right?
And what’s this??? The attached bookshelf has been turned into the perfect mini children’s library! Can you say, “Sweetness!?”
I’m very happy with this desk, as you can see. I am loving the attached bookshelf because we SOOOO needed ONE place for all those children’s books. And since it kind of compartmentalizes everything into one place, we got some more floor space to play on too! Perfect for when all 3 kids are playing on the floor at the same time, when Eldest and the hubs are practicing Taekwondo, when the Toddler is dancing around like a crazy grasshopper on speed, and when the baby is drunkenly going around in circles chasing after balls and cars.
The tricky part now, though, is to keep things where they belong. “A place for everything and everything in its place.” I don’t know who said that, but I plan on getting my kids, the hubs, AND myself to live by it.
Good plan? I thought so, too.
So….what have YOU been doing around the house lately? Got IKEA?
P.S. This post is not sponsored by IKEA. I just love that place. Honestly though, they really ought to make me an IKEA mom ambassador…don’t you think so? May I ought to start a petition….