Making more space.

Becky - posted on 04/24/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Ok I have a slight dilemma, I am trying to squeeze 2 kids into one room. My 2nd son is due in august and I am trying to come up with ideas to make room in my 2.5yr old sons room since its the largest room. We just don't have enough bedrooms and finding a bigger house is kinds out of the question right now. Anyone have any great creative space saving ideas that I might be able to use? Right now just the furniture alone is hard, let alone putting the toys into the room. I have a toddler bed, going to need 2 dressers, crib, changing table....ugh. I've tried to eliminate as much as I thought I could......help!

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Katrina - posted on 04/27/2009

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We live in a two-bedroom apt. which is pretty tiny and space is cramped in every room except for my son's. That's because we use the living room for the play and learning area and all of his toys, except for a few stuffed animals are in the front room. I still keep it tidy with bookshelves and toyboxes, but when people come over, the first thing they notice is how "kid-friendly" our home is. It's worth it for me to have him play in the main room so I can play with him or do my own thing as is needed, and his room is clutter-free so we can put the new baby in there (after a few months in our room). So that's what we do. Hope that helps.

Melina - posted on 04/24/2009

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I am going through the exact same thing. Try saving space by only keeping a few toys in the room - try to find a small cove somewhere else in the house to double as a playroom.

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Brittany - posted on 05/02/2009

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I saw the best idea in a friend's house. They had bunk beds (obviously for when the kids are older) and the top bunk she used with decorative boxes (like the fabric ones at Target) and she also had her husband build a loft from the top of the bunk to the wall. When the kids were old enough, they had the loft to play (it had a railing and everything) and still space underneath for dressers and such. I think she got a lot of her idea from IKEA. It looked really neat and the kids loved it!

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