Ever feel like you are playing a game of tetris trying to make your family fit in the space you have???
Ugh. I spent a morning trying to rearrange DD and DS3's room to make the space more usable. The attempt failed and I ended up moving it all back to where it was. I guess at least under the crib and dresser were vacuumed--if looking on the bright side to what I felt was a wasted morning.
I just don't know what to do. The room looks like this: 9x9 square room--and going around the room you have one wall with doorway, one with both a weird cupboard/closet thing with a door 4ish feet off the floor, then a regular closet beside it, next wall has a big window in the middle of it, and the last wall has nothing but the door does open against it (so of the 9 feet--about 3 of it has to be clear so the door can open without hitting anything). Right now dd's twin has the head up against the "nothing" wall under the window-taking up most of the window wall. The rest of the wall is taken up by a book/toy cube shelf thing. Then the closet, then the crib is under the weird cabinet thing. There are 2 problems with this--eventually the toddler will figure out there are fun crafty things to pull out of the closet and I can't reach into it to pull out anything because the crib is in the way. The cupboard door is about 18"wide and 3' tall, but the space behind it is a big 3x3' space with 2 shelves--its all my crafty type things. Some I don't use much, others--all the time, like hot glue gun and "odds and ends" box. Last wall has baby's dresser right up to the door. I don't feel like I can put the crib by the window for fear of the blinds and strangulation yeah.
And we are working hard on getting stuff in place to start building our new house on the land we purchased this summer, but it will still be at least a year.
How do you deal with many people in little spaces? Can be so frustrating.