I am constantly trying to find ways to maximize the space we have in the girls' bedroom. Three little girls in one space is tight quarters. My neighbor got a bedroom set for her daughter and asked me if I would be interested in the loft bed. It is a high loft with a full length desk built-in shelves underneath. And, even better, it was free.
We jumped at the chance, and yesterday DH moved it over to our house and set it up. Mary is thrilled. It is almost like she has her own self-contained room in the bedroom. After it was put together she spent 20 minutes organizing the books and selecting which ones were "hers' that she was going to read, someday. She has space for her books, her art supplies, her Nintendo DS stuff, the audio book CDs and so forth. Plus open space to work on her crafts.
Next month we are going to pick up a few of three-drawer storage containers to put under the desk and move Mary's clothes into. Then all of her stuff will be in one place, plus I will finally be able to move Emily's clothes out of Robbie's room.