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I haven't written a To Do list here since the wedding.

My little brother and I want to trade bedrooms at my parents' house. He's a 15 year old boy who needs his own space and a little privacy. Anyone who knows anything about 15 year old boys, knows that this isn't quite possible when your Mother uses your closet. My Mother used his closet when he was a baby, but my brother gradually became a not-baby and she's still using his closet. =P

So. After a long discussion about how being a teen sucks, we decided that the best way to solve this one particular issue was to trade bedrooms. My bedroom door has a key lock on it. I got it when I was an angry 15 year old with a 3 year old brother who kept getting into my stuff. I'll give him the keys to my room. This way, he won't have to spend money buying his own lock.

As well, he'll get his own closet. And if we can arrange his stuff in my room right, he can also inherit my 5-drawer armoir. I'm not entirely sure if there's enough space because that room is very oddly shaped. It's a rectangular room with the corners cut, so the net effect is that you can't fit as much in it because of the strange shape of the corners.

Take a box of garbage bags and boxes with lids over to parents place and massively clean up my room:

     <input ... >ask Office Manager for photocopier/printer paper boxes ... I can have the boxes, but I've discovered that most of the boxes are missing lids =P
     <input ... >clothes to take to consignment
     <input ... >things I don't want
     <input ... >things I want to keep, but must archive

I also wanted to get that desk shelf:
     <input ... >talk to xinit about what he has
     <input ... >maybe go to Ikea and look at what they have (and that's a big Maybe because Ikea's pretty far away)

I know there's stuff I'm forgetting, so I'll update this as I remember.

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badkarma_05
Mar. 4th, 2002 11:23 am (UTC)
Why do you still have a room at your parent's house? I think my room was converted for storage the day I left for the navy. Differnet family perspectives I suppose.
bride
Mar. 4th, 2002 11:50 am (UTC)
Re:
Yeah, I think they just don't want it to seem like they're losing me. I'm thinking about not setting up my bed again after we trade rooms. I'd like my parents to have that space.

Although, I may need the space to put my stuff depending on how brutal I can get with what I have. =P
xinit
Mar. 4th, 2002 11:57 am (UTC)
The ones I have are much more of the hang-on-the-wall variety of single, horizontal surfaces.

Though, the one you made could be easily found at IKEA made out of unfinished wood, even. You could paint it to match your favorite piece of Hello Kittiery.

I know we've got something very similar from there, and I don't recall it being priced too high considering it actually contained non-plastic pieces.

xinit
Mar. 4th, 2002 11:59 am (UTC)
Oh, and for boxes, Liquor Stores. They're only too happy to let you cart them off.
bride
Mar. 4th, 2002 12:01 pm (UTC)
Re:
Ah, thanks =)
mayna
Mar. 4th, 2002 12:30 pm (UTC)
Heh. About 3 years ago, my parents went from their 4 bedroom huge 1853 house to my grandparents' old smallish 1955 4 bedroom house. Unfortunately (*grin*), my parents had 4 children so I originally lost my room when my sisters decided they didn't want to share anymore. But, my sister still kept all my crap on the walls and everything. And, there were 2 twin beds in the room.

Then, when they moved, the bedrooms were too small to have more than 1 twin bed in them (unless they went to bunk beds or CRAMMED another in. The 4th bedroom has a futon in it.

And even though I am MARRIED, and TWO people can sleep on the futon, if my brother happens to be there, he claims the futon, and we get stuck on 2" thick twin mattresses on the floor of the living room.

Don't ask me how my grandparents had 6 kids in that house. :-)
bride
Mar. 4th, 2002 12:35 pm (UTC)
Re:
Don't ask me how my grandparents had 6 kids in that house. :-)

Heh, you'll shrink or grow into whatever size space is available. =)
badkarma_05
Mar. 4th, 2002 12:39 pm (UTC)
The house I grew up in was very small. I think my dad tossed my stuff out the window as soon as I left.
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