Repurposing Your College-Age Child’s Bedroom

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Some of us may have been told by our parents that when we went to college, they were going to turn our bedroom into a home office or a home gym. Some parents may have done that, and now that you have college-age children of your own, you see the benefit of repurposing their old bedroom. At EZ Storage® in St. Louis, we can help you find the perfect self-storage unit for any furniture and personal belongings that you need to move out of the room.

Let Your Child Know

You may have told your son or daughter that you were going to transform their room into something new, but it’s a good idea to let them know when the change is happening. You may want to dive right in once they leave for their freshman year, or you may wait until they’re into their junior or senior year. A lot of college students live at home during the summers between their freshman and sophomore and sophomore and junior years, but by the time they’re upperclassmen, they’re likely living on their own. You can leave your child’s bedroom as is for their first few years of college, but once they’re renting their own place or traveling abroad for the summer, you can start on your remodeling project.

Your New Home Office

dreamstime_10160663If your plan is to make the bedroom into a home office, then there will be some rearranging and redecorating that you have to do. The first thing is obviously to move the bed, dresser, and other large furniture out of the room to make space for a desk, chair, bookshelf, and other office-related items. If you don’t have room in the basement or the garage for all of the bedroom furniture, then a storage space could be the best option. We have a variety of sizes to choose from, and we will gladly help you pick the right one.

Creating a Guest Bedroom

Perhaps your plans aren’t to change the bedroom completely, but rather change it from a teenager’s room into a sophisticated guest room. The first thing you’ll want to do is decide whether or not the current bed will work for house guests. If your son or daughter had a full mattress, then you might want to upgrade to a queen or king. You’ll obviously want to update the comforter and throw pillows so that the room looks more grown up, and you’ll want to take down any decorations that your son or daughter left on the wall or shelves. Once you’ve boxed all of these things up, you can put them in your storage unit for safekeeping.

Find Your Unit Today

If your child has just left for the fall semester and you’re ready to get started on your rearranging and redecorating, then find your self-storage unit in St. Louis today. We’re always happy to help someone find the ideal space for their belongings, and you can rent any size of unit on a month-to-month basis.

We look forward to meeting you!