Childhood Memories Bedroom
Rebecca Wadler seeks professional help to transform her childhood room.
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Rebecca Wadler is a 25-year-old primatologist with a love for the quirky and a definite affection for the past. Her bedroom, which she uses only six months of the year because of travel to Indonesia for work, is in something of a time warp.
She has a huge collection of stuffed hippos, Dukes of Hazzard and Saturday Night Fever posters, and an oversize Papasan chair. The closet is full of clothes and shoes from the '80s. Sticky stars on the ceiling combined with a fax machine and college textbooks make the room look like both a little girl and a grownup live in it. She would like a more sophisticated, pulled-together look for the room that reflects her far-flung travel adventures.
Professional organizer Gianfranco DiLuzio, who specializes in organizing rooms on a budget, is called in to help reinvent the room with a more mature theme. He quickly identifies a number of problems — too much clutter, an outdated "little girl" theme, not enough storage, and worn-out, mismatched and oversized furniture.
The first steps are removing the outdated furniture and cutting through the clutter. Three piles are made for donations, storage and display. If books don't fall into one of three categories — research, sentimental or good reading — they are donated.
He also suggests selling college textbooks immediately after using them for school because most people never refer to them again, and the best resell prices are available when the book is still in use.
Let's see how it all comes together:
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