My son and I swapped spaces right after we returned from the mountains. We moved his play area upstairs into the extra bedroom that was my office and my office downstairs into the living room/dining room area. After some internal deliberation I decided it made sense to do the swap before school started. My son wanted to do it right away, I wanted to do it the week school starts (he goes back on a Thursday) so we compromised to a date in the middle.
Here are some before pictures:
We spent two days lugging items up and down the stairs, moving furniture and cleaning.
It already looks messy but that is okay. That is why we moved the toys upstairs.
And here is the downstairs:
I am very happy with how all my stuff fits into the space. So far my only concerns have been a lack of privacy for me (the first few days every time I got on my computer my son and/or husband appeared over my shoulder commenting on what I was looking at) and I don’t think my son loves being upstairs alone as much as he thought he would. I believe both problems will be solved with the start of school.
A few other changes that were a result of the swap:
Remember how I wasn’t loving the way my Agatha Christie’s fit on the wicker shelf?
I finally came up with a solution. I swapped the wicker shelf for a wider, shorter bookshelf I had in my bedroom.
So there you have it, one major reorganization project finished.