i am coming from a 3 bdrm house. shes very used to having her own room and having lots of toys. i currently have a full size bed and she has a twin.
I only have one tip from having children with too many toys, I would pack up some of her toys and when she got bored with what she had I would bring out the 'new' toys and then pack up all the things she is bored with. If it is a one bedroom with a living room/eat in kitchen, then I say give your dd the bedroom, it will be less traumatic on her and if it only going to be a short term thing, you can manage with the twin bed in the living room made up like a day bed. To find storage in a small place, I purchased plastic garbage cans, I would store out of season clothes in some, extra food/dry goods in others, then I put a cut out circle of plywood on top and then covered it with a small table cloth. You get some end tables with storage. Use every square in of wall space to hang things on. If you get a chance to go to a library and see Martha Stewart's September 2010, they did an amazing makeover of a home office!
Answer by Joeygoat at 9:04 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
There are lots of different choices. What may work best is for her to have the bedroom and for you to sell some of your stuff and get a new futon for the living room. You don't want to get used because of the bed but problems right now. You could keep your clothes in the bedroom. Keep only your favorite things or things that are really practical.
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