If you are lucky enough to have a ‘spare’ room you may, like me, once have had grand plans of it being this beautiful boutique guest room with soft hand towels neatly folded on the bed with a cute bit of hotel soap on top. Fresh flowers, some carefully selected books…slippers even. Yes? No, I didn’t get there either.
Somehow over the months, years even, laundry ends up drying in the room, subsequently dumped on the bed in a pile waiting to be be ironed. A desk with a computer arrives. And the junk and boxes of stuff that you have no idea where to put, but you don’t want to throw out yet, so – oh heck – you just chuck in the spare room to “sort out later”. And then one day, it looks a bit like this:
Or even this:
Time for some hardcore tidying! There is only so much ‘let’s just shut the door and ignore it’ I can take and my mum will be staying soon, so I’d better give her a bed. After my friend kindly offered to take my eldest child to the indoor play-barn for the afternoon (she deserves a medal…indoor play-barns…the stuff of nightmares), and my husband and youngest are away for the weekend, I had time to wizz around the room and give it a quick makeover.
2.5 hours later it looked like this:
Still no folded hand towels and miniature soap on the pillows (hey, it’s a sofa bed!), but it’s looking like a usable space again. Multifunctional and pleasant. Now let’s keep the junk out.
What do you think?