Valerie’s Closet and Bedroom

The Client:

Valerie is a very sweet teenaged girl who is trying to make her room more functional for an adult. She has many wonderful mementoes from her childhood and she’s in the process of figuring out what she wants to keep forever and what she’s ready to let go of. She’s also in a new space that is smaller than her old room.

The Problem:

Valerie’s closet is smaller than her old closet, and she was feeling cramped. Valerie also had a lot of things that she would like to keep for the future but she doesn’t necessarily want to display them right now.  She had two drawers, jewelry, and clothes that were really frustrating her because she didn’t know what to do with them.

Before- sagging shelves and cluttered surfaces

After- clothes have room, clutter is diminished

The Solution:

We spent two hours in her room, sorting through some boxes and rearranging her closet space to be more functional.  We found temporary solutions for her jewelry, with a plan of something better in the future. We also filled a box with things to sell at a garage sale.

This solution turned out to be very helpful for Valerie. Though we only had two hours, we were able to give her some immediate solutions that didn’t cost anything. Sometimes our budget and timeframe don’t line up with what we can afford. In those cases isolating the most frustrating areas is helpful; you get immediate results and you also get plans for the future. In this case just a few small tweaks really helped Valerie’s room to work better for her.


Nicole’s House

The client:

Nicole has recently moved, is expecting a baby in the next few weeks, and will be moving again shortly.  She is normally very organized but these last 10 boxes were frustrating her whole family.  She did not have the energy to do it herself.

The problem:

Nicole was feeling overwhelmed with the last few things she had to do before the baby arrives. She needed her bedroom to be completely unpacked, her bathroom to be put in order, and she had a few more boxes to deal with.

The solution:

Serene Spaces came in and organized a workday. We sorted through the boxes in her bedroom and living room, defining what was to be unpacked sooner rather than later. We moved the repacked boxes into her garage and sorted through the boxes in her hall closet. We also put some pictures on her wall for her. By the end of the day her bedroom was ready for baby. It was very calm and peaceful.

We left a small assignment for her to complete with her husband, cleaned up, and left her with some great places for her and her new baby.