Earlier this week I blogged about setting up a Homework Station for my kids to do their nightly readers and homework at.
If you missed it, you can find it by clicking HERE.
What I failed to mention is that I have been quietly putting together an area of my own to work from, in order to keep the dining table clear and have a space of my own that allows me to clear my mind and think.
I just cannot function and complete work when I am surrounded by clutter and chaos, so the space I have now created is just perfect for me to sit at and put together my blog posts and other writing commitments.
Create a place where I can feel calm and do what I need to do work wise.
Move Elijah’s cot and change table out of our bedroom and into Levi’s bedroom.
Set up a desk area in the space that Elijah’s cot was in.
Purchase desk and recycle things from home.
No more than $100.
So here’s what I did…. (oh and when I say ‘I’, I really mean ‘We’ as there’s no way I could have lugged that furniture around on my own!!!)
Elijah’s cot and change table were moved in to Levi’s room, which was the 6mth plan from day 1. Usually MonsterSquad Dad would really fight me on rearranging half the house but I think this time he was almost keen to get our bedroom back and to have that space from the little man!
I went on the search for a budget priced desk. Nothing too big, nothing too small, but something cheap that would do the trick.
I found the desk at Crazy Clarks. They had choc brown ones on special, reduced from $50 down to $30, but they had a white desk on display. I rounded up the manager and asked him if he could match the price of the sale desk.
You see it pays to ask because it was exactly what I was looking for and I got it for the $30. Bargain!
I also picked up a cork notice board on a local Facebook Buy Swap and Sell site. It wasn’t the right colour, but that’s an easy fix!
(I will share how in another post coming soon!)
I created some unique pen holders and push-pins and I am set and ready to WRITE!
All for under $50, so well within my budget!!!!
So for the price, I think it looks pretty great and feels wonderful to sit in and take some time to get my things done.
DO YOU HAVE YOUR OWN PERSONAL SPACE IN YOUR HOME?