So, we are trying to find a solution for our small house! Currently, we have our bedroom in the biggest room (which is not big!), dsd (who lives with us ~35% of the time) in the next biggest room, an dd in the smallest room. Ds's stuff is in dd's room, his crib is in our room. We have a big front room that currently houses Dp's desk, the craft cabinet, and most of the bigger toys (play kitchen, easel, bookshelf, piano, etc.). Problem is, dp is..umm....not neat, we shall say
and the first thing everyone sees when they walk in the house is a blocked off area with a desk covered in boxes, papers, and goodness knows what else. Oh and my desk is currently in my bedroom. We both work from home and need our own desks (sharing is not an option, lol).
So, long story, I am thinking about putting the three kids in the biggest room, us in the medium room, both desks in the smallest room for an office, and then using the front room purely as a "play room" with the rest of the books/craft stuff from the kids rooms.
Is it crazy to squish three kids (well, two kids, one part-time, but three kids' stuff) into one room just so we can have an office and have some organization back? IT would definitey involve purging a lot of stuff, but I think that can be done. What do you think?
I haven't even talked to dp about this yet, but just wanted to get an idea of what is possible/if others have done this and how it would work. The room would really only hold beds and dressers, not much else. We already have bunk beds. How does this work when one kid wants privacy, etc.? This would not be forever (hopefully!), we are hoping to either add on or build a bigger house, but that is many years down the road at this point unless something happens to turn us around financially. By the time that happens, dsd will probably be away at school.
I don't have a problem with two girls and a boy sharing right now, but at what point will that be an issue? Could just changing in the bathroom or taking turns in the room be okay?
Thanks for reading and for any input