Wasted Space Not So Wasted Anymore!

8 Jan

Emma’s closet has been only used for storage since she was born. We have a big chest of drawers for her and since her clothes are so tiny I would just fold them up and put them in there. We also had the changing table drawers for sheets and blankets so there was really never a need to hang up her clothes.

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This resulted in using the closet to put things she wasn’t using in! For a while I’ve wanted to do something differently and I finally got the kick in the butt to change things up around here 🙂

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Emma’s closet has this nook inside of it that I’ve been dying to make a little reading spot out of! So while I was giving the closet a useful makeover I decided to make this part a little place to hide out for Emma.

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On one side she has her spot to sit and read with her books.

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The other side is her stuffed animal pile and puzzles on top of the shelf. Sometimes she’ll crawl into the pile of animals and hide out!

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The rest of her closet got organized and is finally be used for it’s main purpose!! For the past few mornings she’s had a blast picking out her outfits not that she can see them all!

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When it gets quiet around here I know just where to find her!

 

Now I need to make a special spot for me to go hide and get things done 😉 I wonder if Emma would let me work on my blogging in my closet?

 

Love Always,

J

 

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8 Responses to “Wasted Space Not So Wasted Anymore!”

  1. Cul de Sac January 8, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    How cool is that!! I’m sure she’s having a blast… 🙂

  2. Sarah Aitken January 8, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    First of all: I’m super impressed that your 3-year-old reads well enough to need a reading spot! Clearly, she’s a genius.

    Love what you did! As one of 4 children with 2 working parents, we all were constantly creating and re-creating our own secret reading spots — we were constantly seeking privacy and hiding from our parents who seemed to always have a basket of laundry that needed folding. No joke: when I was growing up, if you sat still for more than 90 seconds, a basket of clean laundry magically appeared with instructions to fold it.

    I digress. Back to the closet: great use of space and awesome way to encourage reading/quiet play by creating a special place.

    Once again, who could possibly underestimate you?

    • underestimatedmom January 9, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

      She’s got an outstanding memory! I always wanted a secret hideout as a kid too and as ling as she’s in there I will promise not to interrupt with chores 😉

  3. Kristi January 12, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

    I love it! I had a reading nook in my closet growing up. It was my favorite hiding spot.

    Hope she loves it!

  4. thesketchbookartist January 17, 2013 at 7:36 am #

    Ohhh Jack has an unused cupboard too! I may be stealing this idea 😉

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