Not even sure where to start. We currently live in a 2500 sq ft house and we're packed to the gills. I am looking to purchase a home for myself and my children (see single parenting/TAO if you wanna see the stories). The one I really, really love online (we're not in the area yet, will be moving there in the next two weeks) is a 960 sq ft house. TINY. WHERE do I even start with downsizing. The girls currently have their own rooms, they will have to share in the new house. There's a bar between the kitchen and dining room in the new house, I think I'll just put the dining room chairs there and forget about the dining room table. Stbx will be taking the extra furniture, futon, large tv, etc. But what do I do to make our new home cozy, but not cluttered. Simple living is what I want to give my kids, the playroom is terrible. Honestly, it's like FAO Swartz in our playroom, and the kids do play with most of the items. Two are really large, a *very* large play kitchen and two drawers of kitchen items and a big ride-on horse. We also have a box filled with playsilks and dressup items and three organizers filled with blocks, legos, *more* dressup stuff, baby doll stuff. Ds' room is a 7 yr olds dream, a bed, dresser, nightstand, desk and two toyboxes filled with toys. I am really worried that they will feel cramped, but there's something about this house that speaks to me, something tells me this is our home. I love the layout, I love the simple design. HOW do I downsize this drastically?
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8/12/06 at 1:16pm