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Changing rooms … Day 14

November 14, 2010

… we spent today switching furniture between rooms. If you haven’t seen my house, you’ll have very little idea of how tricky it was. Let me paint a picture: Federation-era semi-detached duplex half. Three large rooms at the front, long corridor – not terribly narrow but we’ve lined it with bookshelves. Therefore moving large pieces of furniture required moving some other stuff outside temporarily and being very careful around corners.

Previously, we had our bedroom at the front, all three children in the largest room, and Garry had his office in the third, which also had a sofa-bed. Our living area is tiny, and the kids would all end up there all day, which didn’t bode well for the summer holidays. And the office didn’t get used most of the day, while Garry was at work.

So we shifted his desk into our bedroom (which required moving one wardrobe out), and moved Emma’s stuff into the third room. Now she has her own room, with a sofa-bed, and hopefully they’ll get on each other’s nerves less. Garry is often working after I go to bed, so hopefully we can manage like this until we extend.

Does anyone else live in a small space – or relatively small given the number of people in your family? How do you make it work for you?

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