Monday, February 18, 2013

Large Family Logistics

What do you do when you have more children than bedrooms?

Yep, you double up.  In our case we actually put 4 girls in a room together.

So today you are going to get a peek into the girls bedroom.

This is the view from the doorway as you go in.  As you can see there is still some nice sized room in the middle of the room for standing and playing.  The room is a reasonable size and quite comfy. 

Moving rightwards we have two plastic shelving units at the end of the bunk. The left hand one is for  underware in one drawer, socks in another, miscellaneous and swimmers in another, nappies in another.  The right hand drawers are for the baby's clothing and needs.

Then jumping over to the plastic drawers and looking back into the room.  This morning I was teaching Hannah to make her bed.  I think she did a pretty good job.  As long as it looks like she made it, I don't worry if it's not perfect.

And if I look back to the plastic drawers and wall we discover that it's actually a wall of built in cupboards.  So plenty of cupboard and storage space. 

If you have any questions, or would like to see how a large family works for a particular thing just shoot me an email or leave a comment and I'll try and do a post about what we do in our home.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. Must say, Deborah, I just love the stripey quilt! Having juggled multiple kids for years I love bunk beds as space savers but having had a swag of boys we had our share of accidents with them too. Guess girls just don't think to use their bed as gymnastic equipment. ☺

  2. Ooohhh!!! I like! Would love to see more pictures of your house and how the kids are involved in the maintaining of a clean space. Looks great! Can you do my house now? Lol.

  3. Jehane, I have caught the girls using them as gymnastic equipment. LOL I keep telling them that no one is allowed to walk on the top bunk or lean over the edge.

    Megan, That would make a great post. Thank you for the idea. :o)

  4. I think motly how you juggle chores/housework with education? Found a blog a couple weeks ago that I have been devouring I definitely interested in the logistics of large families.


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