With the COVID-19 pandemic showing very little signs of abating in the Philippines, the government prohibited in-person classes and engage in homeschooling or distance education for the time being for their safety. This has pushed families to make several huge adjustments, from looking for the proper avenue for learning, to creating nooks where kids can focus.
Eunice Cleofas, who had previously shared how she and her family had upgraded their kitchen, had recently turned her sights to the bedroom of her two boys. “Ever since, they were co-sleeping in our master bedroom, while their room became our stockroom/laundry room,” she shared with Real Living.
The space needed organizing and a bit of refurbishing for it to once again be usable for the kids. “Because I have enrolled them in an online learning school, I was obliged to fix their room in preparation for the school year [starting] in August. Plus, since I am working from home since [the] ECQ, I have all the time needed for home renovations.”
If, like Eunice, you are organizing a room for a specific purpose and are at a loss as to where to start, try to first think of what your end goal is and what you need to achieve it. Plan your space around your goal, and then make an inventory of what you already have that you can repurpose. Only buy items that you know you canât do without. For a children's room, especially, accessible storage spaces are important. Avoid repositories that are too high or hidden as kids may be discouraged to use them. Open storage is a good option.