Pretty much the only room in our house that doesn’t require a lot of effort (for the moment at least) is our spare room-office. It’s a room that can be ‘made do with’ for the next year or two, when it will be re-purposed (oooh cryptic!). It’s remained almost untouched since we moved in. In fact it has only been used as a dumping ground and occasional space for my mother-in-law to sleep when she looks after Oliver until late at night or when she dropped us at the airport at silly-o-clock. So this week, although it wasn’t on our Home Improvement for 2016 list our challenge is to sort through it!
I felt the need to blog about it so that it really forces me to get started. R is working on Monday and Tuesday so I want to get started and clear it a bit so that he can get in on Wednesday to do a few bits and bobs.
Our To Do list includes
- A lot of shredding
- Throwing out junk
- Put up a curtain rail and finally put up curtains so that we can take down the hideous broken blind
- Put up a shelf/shelves
- Set up our computer and printer
- Organise paperwork
- Utilise the space as efficiently as possible
I won’t lie, the finished product won’t be something you coo over on Pinterest or Instagram, but it will be good enough to work from which is somewhat of an improvement on it’s current state…
We do have grand plans for the room, but that involves a lot of plumbing, electrical work a lot of DIY and a reasonable amount of money spent. It’s not something we need to do right now, but we do need it to be functional and there is no shame in that.
I’ll be sure to post a photo when we are finished, I’m sure that myself and R will be fighting over it!