Our house has 4 bedrooms, but we’ve decided to put all three of our kids (3 years, 2 years, and 1 year) in the same room.
Why? They love being together, it keeps their toys in 2
locations (their bedroom and the fairly well-organized
play room downstairs), and it helps me to keep their stuff down in numb
Toys:er since there is less space to put it.
This won’t last, but for now it works best for our family.
Here is how we organize their bedroom:
Door Hanger: I wrote an article about my love of over the door shoe hangers. This is also a great spot to put a full wardrobe of toddler clothes!
When the baby gets a little bigger, I’ll hang another shoe hanger on the wall next to the door and organize her clothes that way too.
Baskets: Two baskets are enough for the baby’s clothes, shoes, and accessories.Dresser Drawers: Serving their normal purpo
The toddlers have bunk beds. Ikea sells a toddler bunk bed that would have made a smaller blue print in the room and fit them until they were 5, but the big one has worked fine for our purpose, allows them more personal space, and I covet the under-bed storage.The baby sleeps in a pack n play which I sometimes roll to the end of the bed during the day to open up more floor space. My 2 year old does not want the baby to sleep down there though because of privacy.
Shelves: This is perfect for a preschooler to put away and get his own shoes.
Baskets with clothes: Baby shoes can go anywhere. Why not in with their socks and hats?Shelf Basket: Works great for little kid shoes. We could easily fit 12 pair.
So, this is our 3 kids in 1 10X10 room. They love it, and we like it for now too. They love to go in and play on the floor together, sit up at night talking (not my favorite part), and get ready for the day together. ( I do close the door as we get ready to keep the 80 pound dog out; we don’t have space for him too.)
I hope it’s keeping them close in more ways then physical closeness.