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Old 02-03-2005, 08:51 AM
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Their coats and backpacks could be hung on hooks behind their bedroom door unless it would make their rooms look too cluttered. Might want to attach a doorstop at the bottom of the door or wall to prevent the backpacks hitting the wall. When my DD was younger she hung a triangle shaped net in one corner of her room to place her stuffed animals. She still has a lot of stuffed animals. LOL. A toy box could be made like an under the window seat. Just make sure that the seat part is lightweight so no little fingers get hurt. My Dh made our kids sturdy toy boxes without a top. They turned them where they could use the side to play and put some of their things on, yet it still held their toys. A Checker Board, Tic-Tac-Toe, or other game could be painted on the sides of their toy boxes. In some living rooms people use a wooden chest for a coffee table. They take up space but can hold a lot of stuff. I have one round end table that would be easy to put a round scarf on and use for storage underneath. Years ago they used to make couches that had storage space under them. I guess chairs could be made with storage under them. Good Luck.
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We just got our child a bunkbed but did not buy the other mattress. So instead of the traditional bunk bed our child now has a loft bed and we can store things we already have were the bottom mattress would be. I love the loftbed.

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Some great storage ideas!
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When I was young we used to go "skinny dipping"; now we just "chunky dunk"


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We just got our child a bunkbed but did not buy the other mattress. So instead of the traditional bunk bed our child now has a loft bed and we can store things we already have were the bottom mattress would be. I love the loftbed.

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Since I posted this almost 10 years ago a lot as changed. We had to take it down because she was peeling the paint off the ceiling. When we moved into a new place and put it up again she did not like it and we had to take it down again. So now we just use the one bed and if she ever wants us to put it back up so she can have a loft bed we will put it up again.
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Good to see you ziggee and thanks for the update!
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