So, I can't recall how much of this I shared previously, but Jen and I have been thinking about moving.
Originally the plan was to make an appointment with the bank early in the new year and see what kind of a mortgage we could get approved for. Then I got let go and that plan went out the window. So we talked to our landlord about letting us know if one of the three bedroom units (there are two in our six unit apartment building) became available. He told us that our neighbours across the hall were planning on moving and that he'd keep us updated. Well, about a month ago he came back to us with details. We were hoping that he'd be asking about $200-$250 more a month, but what he came back with was $425 more. $250 probably would have been a bit of a stretch. Needless to say, $425 was impossible. If I'm making NO money we'll have to draw on our savings to cover our expenses. The less we can do that the better. Especially if we ever want to buy a house.
So, we've decided to make some changes around here. Currently Jen and I sleep in the big bedroom and The Bean has the smaller room. Next week, when I finish work, we're going to change that around. We'll move The Bean's furnitre into the big room. There should also be enough room for a good number of his toys in there, as currently we have one small bookshelf, a play kitchen and a Little Tyke's Cozy Coupe in our living room. Though we love the spaciousness of our bedroom, it really is wasted space and we should be able to fit pretty much everything into the smaller bedroom.
We plan to have Sprout co-sleep with us for at least the first few months (just as we did with The Bean), but by having the kids set up in the bigger bedroom there should be enough space for two cribs/beds when that time comes.
We also have major reorganization plans for the closets. They've become disaster zones. I'd love to post "before" and "after" shots, but I think I might die of embarrassment if I do. We're currently looking at different closet systems, but may just go with some of our bookcases with tension rods between the for the kids' room and then a system for our room. We haven't really discussed the front hall closet yet, but I'm sure we'll get there.
Anyway, just a bit of an update. More to come, I'm sure...