Adult Child Moving Out? Tips for Transforming This Extra Room

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Adult Child Moving Out? Tips for Transforming This Extra Room

29 November 2016
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If your child just graduated from college and has moved out of the house completely, this will free up space in your home. You will now have an extra bedroom in your home that you can use for whatever purpose you would like, but you might run into a bind. If your adult child does not have a place to move his or her stuff, you may need to rent a storage unit. This would give you a place to store the things for when your adult child is ready to get them, and you could then turn this space into something useful. Here are some tips to help you with this.

Plan out what you want to do with the room

The first step is to determine what you will do with this room. Maybe you would like to turn this room into a spare bedroom for the guests that visit you from time to time. In this case, you may want to keep the bed, nightstand, and dresser in the room.

On the other hand, if you want to turn this into a game room or hobby room of any kind, you may need to empty out everything that is inside the room. This would include the bed, dresser, and other furniture. Once you have made this decision, you can start packing up your child's things.

Neatly box the items up

As you pack the things into boxes, try to pack like items together. This is a great way to keep the items organized, and your adult child will appreciate this when he or she finally takes the things home. You may also want to label each box and create a list that contains the boxes along with their contents. You could keep the list and give a copy to your child. If you or your child wonder whether a particular item is in the storage shed, you could refer to this list.

Begin your project

After the room is empty, you will have the space you need to begin the project of your choice. If you haven't decided what to do with this room, here are some ideas:

  • Turn it into an office
  • Make a playroom for your grandchildren
  • Create a theater room
  • Use it for a hobby or collections you have

There are a lot of different things you could do with a spare bedroom, but you will probably need to rent a storage unit to do whatever you choose. To rent a unit in your area, contact a storage-unit facility such as Statewide Self Storage.