Many parents, including some frustrated mums, think that their homes just aren’t big enough. The problem isn’t themselves, or the children, it’s the kids’ stuff. Clothes, toys and general clutter can create the illusion that your house just isn’t big enough, and it is a contributing factor to why a lot of people end up moving house. Before you get to that point though, seriously consider the following points. You’ve probably got more space than you think, you’re just not utilizing it properly.
You’ll Have More Visible Space if you Embrace the Digital Future
The fact that society is moving closer and closer to an all-digital future could be to your advantage. Instead of buying your children physical books, CDs and games, why not buy them a cheap, hardy e-reader and some e-books? They’re just as cheap as physical books; sometimes even cheaper. Similarly, you can buy games digitally through a digital distribution service.
You could also get them access to media streaming services like Spotify and Netflix. This can save you money, and you have the benefit of not having disks that can break. Overall then, going digital will save you money and space, so make the conversion today.
Get your Living Room Back: Buy Smaller Toys
Try to be more conscious of the gifts you’re buying for your kids. If they’re the sorts of things which could be piled up in your living room then think again before you buy them.
A good strategy to prevent this is to refuse to buy toys in shops, as you might cave to pressure from your kids’ pleas. Instead, only buy toys online from sites like Thumbs Up, where you can consider ever purchase carefully.
How Old are your Kids, Anyway?
According to an article in the Daily Mail, 3 million parents over the age of 50 still have children living at home with them. If this sounds like you, maybe it’s time to consider whether they would be better suited to finding somewhere else to live. It might be that you could solve your storage conundrum and help them become more responsible in one swoop – a double win.
Do Something About It
As you can see from the points above, your house is big enough if you act now and do something about it. You might save yourself the cost of moving if you do.
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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