This project was an unpacking and organizing job for a sweet mom and young daughter. They had moved about 1.5 months ago from a 2200 sq ft house to a 1200 sq ft apartment. It was a big change and a stressor for them. It was hard for the mom to focus on unpacking and organizing things, but she wanted it set up soon for her daughter to feel at home again. Plus, the mom needed an organized home to function well.
The biggest goal was to get the daughter's bedroom and playroom unpacked. The daughter was sleeping in her mom's room and sharing her closet since there were too many boxes to walk around in her bedroom. The playroom was also packed full of boxes since they had more room in their old home, and it didn't all fit in their new playroom.
Our Process & Project Launch
This was a 6-day project with two organizers, 5 of the 6 days. The space that took the most attention was the playroom. The organizers also worked on the daughter's bedroom, closet, linen closet, mom's bedroom and closet, the garage, parts of the kitchen, gift wrap center, and command center.
The home had many unpacked boxes that were not in the correct room and items that needed to be purged. One of the first steps was making a whole house pass to quickly find items to donate and put items in their correct room.
The client also had bags of donations ready to go that we were able to take and donate for her. Throughout the process, we brought empty cardboard boxes and trash to the apartment trash/recycling center and donations to the local donation center.
The playroom had many toys and books. It was tough for the mom to declutter since so much had already changed for her daughter. We coached her through letting go, and she successfully purged 5 boxes of books, among other items.
Home Organizing Revealed
The finished product was truly transformational. The playroom can now fit many toys, stuffed animals, and books by utilizing vertical space. Boxes are unpacked, and items are where they belong. There's room to move around, and everything has a home.
We transformed this empty entryway into a functional and beautiful command center. We used items around the home as well as some new items such as coat hooks, a shelf with baskets, desk organizing supplies, and a marble dry-erase board. Their new command center allows them to easily find what they need when leaving home and returning, allowing transitions to be more joyous and less stressful.
The daughter loved her large stuffed animal collection, but it took up so much room. We needed to utilize the vertical space in the playroom. We installed a fun stuffed animal crate to store her collection, two tall shelving units (and safely secured them to the wall) with added baskets, a craft cart to make art creations, and magnetic boards to display her art and other important papers.
The new tall shelf with baskets, a stuffed animal cage, and an art cart use vertical space to allow many items to fit in this playroom. Her existing frozen storage system works well to hold smaller toys like dolls and doll accessories. She has room for all her toys, a play kitchen, a place for her and her friends to sit and do art, and ample floor space.
The daughter can now move, dance, and play around her room. Her new mermaid bedding makes it extra special.
The daughter was so happy with her new playroom, where she could make art, play, and hug her stuffed animals. She is now able to sleep in her own organized and cozy bedroom. The mom feels like she can function again and that this can finally start to feel like their new home.
Thank you for joining us in this project transformation. We're so happy for this family and wish them the best in their new apartment! Learn more about our Packing & Unpacking Services here.
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