As I sit here writing, I should be tidying up, for my house looks like a bomb has gone off.
Kids would rather go to their rooms than help tidy their toys away, yet are more than happy to tidy up at school/other people’s houses. Why is that?
I get disheartened spending hours of my day tidying up, for the Tasmanian devils to return home and it’s back to looking like a hurricane has hit at 100mph.
The thing is, we live in a tiny 3 bed link terrace, with no storage spaces and poky rooms. We have Ikea Trofast and wooden storage benches coming out of our ears, but they still can’t house the larger items. Our garage is full of, I don’t know what.
Personally, I would love nothing more than to move to a bigger house, where the kids can have their toys in their room, or a designated play room. But then, that means more tidying up in J’s room.
J is 5 going on 15! His room is a cross between Kevin the Teenager and Steptoe’s yard. Yet, he has the smallest room in the house! Today, I spent over an hour tidying it up.
What I would like to know is, does ANYONE out there have any tips to making a small house with too many inhabitants, not necessarily clutter free (as I don’t think that’s possible with kids)….but manageable?
Would love to hear your tips…in the meantime…I’m going to dream about moving to that bigger house.