She has TOO much stuff!
She needs to be able to store
LOTS of clothes
school, quiz bowl, basketball & cheer, and family info & materials
jewelry boxes (3)
ps2 gamecube Nintendo DS N64
guinea pig food & treats
dolls (expensive & Porcelain) Porcelain (7) expensive others (9)
dollhouses (under bed is a must!!!!!!!!!!!)
digitals ( camera, phone, games, webcam, txt messenger, etc.)
blankets & sheets
This all needs to fit in a 8′ x 16′ room with a 3-4′ wide door on the 8′ side
bed (DUH! lol)
closet (not built in to room)
guinea pig cage & table it’s sitting on
shelf (sits on floor not very tall)
shelves on wall x2 small
shelf built in wall
mirror ( on dresser )
laundry hamper & toat for clean clothes storage
PLEASE HELP ME HELP HER ORGANIZE HER ROOM AND MAKE IT LOOK GIRLY!!!!!!!
btw. the walls are pink and the floor is dark green (ew)
Answer by Mintee
Wowzers! This is a huge task you are taking on all at once! Are you planning on tackling on this project with the help of your daughter, I hope? You can do all the organizing you want & get everything in place, but the only person that will serve is YOU. Get her in her room, have her empty it completely. She needs to go through everything she owns & decide what she can’t live without, & what she hasn’t touched in the last 6 months.
*In another room, put 3 very large boxes, or laundry baskets. Label them ‘Trash’, ‘Donate’ & ‘Keep’
*Start by organizing things by catagories, for instance, all her clothes.
* Have her ‘donate’, or throw out, any clothes that she has not worn in the last 6 months, or anything she just doesn’t like, or just won’t wear. It does not matter if it is brand new, or if it is sentimental, it needs to be out of her room.
*Continue on with this procedure until you & your daughter have gone through absolutely everything she owns.
*While her room is empty, evaluate what kind of furniture, shelving, & other storage units she needs in her room.
*Now is a good time to look into fresh paint & carpet. If new carpet is not in the budget, look into a large area rug. Take your daughter shopping with you. She can help pick out colors.
*Ikea has great storage supplies, & shelving units.
*Also, look into those vacuum-type, space saving, storage bags for out of season & extra bedding, & clothes.
* See what she has in her room that can really be stored SOMEWHERE ELSE in the house.
*When you have gotten all the new storage supplies & shelving & everything elsse you need to be sure everything will have a good place in her room, have YOUR DAUGHTER put it ALL away, NOT you!! You can over-see what she is doing, maybe make suggestions only if she needs it, but have her put her own things away. That way she will take ownership of her belongings, & know where everything should be that makes sense to her.
You should know that this is not a task to be completed in 1 day only. You should have your daughter sleep in another room until this huge project is completed.
Good luck! Happy cleaning!!