Smaller Cooler 2009: Russell's Soon-to-be-Shared Room

Smaller Cooler 2009: Russell's Soon-to-be-Shared Room

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Janel Laban
May 8, 2009

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Name/Age: Russell, Age 3
Location: Capitola, California
Family: Russell, baby brother Everett (5 months), Mom Annie and Dad
Room Size: 80 square feet
Division: Kid

Tip for Living Small with Kids: Organize! I try sort toys and clothes every couple weeks. If it isn't used or played with, it doesn't stay. We also do a nightly pick up before bed. It teaches my son to appreciate a clean room and to know where his toys are kept for the next time he's ready to play with them.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in putting together this room? When our son was younger he obviously wasn't up on the loft bed. A bed on the floor doesn't leave much space for playing so we purchased a loft bed on craiglist. We also decided to put the toy shelf in the closet to cut down on the clutter. Little brother will be moving in the next couple months so finding a place for the crib is our next challenge!

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