7 Ways To Get Your Childhood Room Internship Ready

Congratulations! If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you got an internship! This will be an amazing opportunity for you to learn and gain work experience. While this is a great time, if you’re like me, I will be living with my parents during my internship. This isn’t a dream apartment while interning abroad, but my childhood bedroom. In order to get ready to live at home during my internship, I worked hard to turn my stuffed animal-filled room into a space an adult could live and thrive in during an internship. Here are 7 tips to get your childhood room internship ready:

1. Go through your wardrobe

It might just be me but I have a definite problem in keeping clothes on the off chance I’ll want to wear them again. Taking time to go through my wardrobe allowed me to get rid of old clothes from high school and clothes that no longer fit, in order to make room for new clothes for my internship. You can even try and sell your clothes to places like Plato’s Closet to earn some money for new clothes!

2. Storage is your friend

You might not want to keep those participation trophies out anymore. Investing in storage bins to store keepsakes is the perfect solution to clearing out your room without throwing everything away.

3. Redo your decor

Adding new photos to a bulletin board or putting up new canvas art is the perfect way to revamp the entire feel of your room.

4. Move around your furniture

While you may not be able to purchase new furniture for just an internship at home, moving your furniture around will make it seem like a completely new bedroom. Moving my bed, bookshelf, and desk was all my room needed to get a brand new look.

5. Purchase a new bedspread

You might not realize it but that “cool” bedspread from middle school is no longer as cool as you remember. Purchasing a new adult bedspread and adding some new pillows will complete your bedroom makeover.

6. Paint if possible

If you’re able to, painting your room will completely change the room. If you’re unable to paint your entire room, adding an accent wall can be easier to accomplish.

7. Donate! Donate! Donate!

While you’re getting rid of so much stuff, please remember to donate what you don’t keep. Clothes, furniture, toys, etc can all be donated to those in need!