Sunday, November 13, 2011
Little Girls' Room Do-Over
Not long ago, I posted about the girls bedroom makeovers. All in all, their rooms have stayed about the same. But the little girls' room seemed to become the bane of my existence every week. It was constantly a mess, no one ever wanted to clean it up and things were getting broken and torn form being stepped on. It was driving me insane! A few weeks ago, I decided to take half of the "stuff" that they had and store it in the garage (to rotate out next summer). Things were STILL constantly a mess. So yesterday, I decided that today would be spent cleaning house and the little girls' room was my first stop. As I was cleaning (mainly alone, because Bijou decided to spend this time laying on her back staring at the ceiling), I realized that it was pretty difficult to get toys in and out of the bins on the shelf.
The only logical solution, of course, was to build a new shelf. So, that's what I did! I am going to insert a complaint here. I love Home Depot, don't get me wrong. But I was SO annoyed with HD today. I went in to get wood for the shelf, found the pieces that I needed place neatly above a $5.98 price tag. The very helpful HD employee even did some comparison pricing for me with a piece twice the size to see if we could cut a cents off the price by just cutting them in half. We found that it would be about the same price, so I got my four boards. The very helpful HD employee cut my boards and loaded them into my cart. I get to the cash register with my plan to spend about $27 on wood and about $4 on nails. The checkout girls scans the pieces and they are $8.40 a piece! I mean, it's not a HUGE difference, but it added like $12 - $14 to my total cost! I was so annoyed...ugh. Anyway, complaint over... The shelves were quick and easy to put together and the bins are much more accessible for small people who don't want to work to hard get their toys put away.