It’s official, we’re moving the girls into a room together. Really, it just makes sense. They’re only three years apart and now that L is almost three years old, we’re well past the worries of a little one waking T during the night (she’s a light sleeper). They also love playing together and have been happily been spending quiet play time in T’s room together for the last couple of months.
BUT…the space is nowhere near ready for two kids. Some of our challenges include:
– The closet is crammed full of T’s clothes, and the one small “dresser” in the room has no room for anything else.
– We need enough room to hold both girls’ current wardrobes and the handed-down items waiting for each of them. Since L is already in 3T’s this means that we’re storing everything from size 3T to size 6 in that room. (and no, there’s no space left in the attic or the rest of the house for these items)
– Both girls have tons of books. And knowing that a wide library is important for literacy, I’m hesitant to pare down too much.
– Creating a space that’s vibrant enough for young girls, but can grow with them over the next several years.
– It turns out we’re going to need a new furnace and air conditioner soon, so our budget is tight!
– Repaint. T wants blue, I want gray. We’ll see who wins this argument.
– A loft bed for T. It simply provides the most flexibility for maximizing floor space. Plus, what kid doesn’t want to have a bunk bed?
– A cord board wall. Let’s corral all that artwork in one space, please!
– Reading nook or some kind of hideout.
– A white double dresser all prettied up.
– A bold graphic element feature wall. Herringbone, honeycomb, stripes, polka dots. Who knows?
Do your kids share a room?
How do you handle limited storage space?
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