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appylover31803 08-27-2009 02:33 PM

Would a 1 bedroom work?
Within (hopefully) the next month, Tom and I will move out of our current situation and move into an apartment before the baby is born. (for those of you that don't know, we are living in 2 very small rooms at my FIL's house. Things are less than ideal there and we have zero room.. and that's with no baby stuff)

I have found this one apartment that is described as a "large 1 bedroom"
Rent is 950 including all utilities and its close to the office and only a 20-25 min drive to the hospital (about the same as it is now)

Depending on how large the room is, do you think it'll work to have the baby there too? (with all of the things that go along with babies?) This would not be a permanent thing only temp until we either buy a house or get a larger apartment

Spastic_Dove 08-27-2009 03:01 PM

Depends on how large is large. We were in a 1 bedroom for awhile and super cramped, but my parents lived in a studio for awhile and it was very roomy and nice.

I think it's possible, though not ideal. Depending on the place though it may be good to get out of the FIL's while you're looking for a place.
On the positive side, you wouldn't be wasting any money on a second room while the baby is small

free_sprtd 08-27-2009 03:20 PM

Well, are you guys taking Chief and the ferrets?? If so, then yes it will be extremely cramped most likely. I have known 2 people to make the 1 bedroom work, and both eventually moved, which sounds like you will too. I think you guys could do it, you've already been living scrunchy anyways. Now you need to be prepared to possibly be there for a little longer than you thought, sometimes that happens and things don't always work out the way they were planned. Also, the other way around where what if you were to leave sooner than later, think about the lease and if you had to break it, or if you'll even sign one. Good luck and im so excited for you guys!!!

centrestableswendy 08-27-2009 03:30 PM

After our house fire, we all lived in a one bedroom apartment for 8 months. Myself, my husband, and our 2 kids, ages 3 1/2 and 1 1/2 at the time, plus 2 dogs. It was definitely cramped, but we made it work, knowing it was a temporary situation. I hope things work out for you!

appylover31803 08-27-2009 03:31 PM

yes, the animals would be coming, but I figure Chief's crate and the ferrets wouldnt be in the bedroom like they are now.

It definitely won't be a permanent thing and it will all be determined based on the size of the large bedroom.

We have nothing set it stone and this is just based off of what I have found.

I know it will be cramped, but i doubt it would be as bad as it is now.

free_sprtd 08-27-2009 04:04 PM

I think you guys will be fine! It will be so nice having your own place, you probably wont even complain about the space hehe Yay im so excited!! you guys should be fine :)

farmpony84 08-27-2009 04:11 PM

You can get a pretty crate for the dog to dress it up a bit. I'm curious if the kitchen/living area is one space and then the bedroom is another. Does it say if there is only one bath or 1 1/2? Curious. I think you will be fine for a year or two. You'll want the baby in the room with you in the beginning anyway if you are anything like me. BUT I will tell you, do NOT put the baby in the bed with you. Mine is 6 now and STILL in my bed. Keep the baby in the basinet/Crib!!!!

With it being a small space, when you buy furniture, buy things with cabinents and drawers and stuff, get things that have storage, you know, like an ottoman that has a removeable top for toys to get shoved in, an entertainment center with closing cabinants and stuff... clutter will be your enemy!!!

RegalCharm 08-27-2009 04:21 PM

very cramped.

before making the decision on the one bedroom keep looking for a 2
bedroom place. I was in a situation very similar to yours with the
first born. You will be surprized how fast space disappears.
Especially after all the baby stuff is in place. crib, dresser, changing

He is a funny story for you, the first night the baby was home

Babies make alot of weird sounds, I was up sitting on the bed and watching listening to the baby while she sleep. Making sure she was
breathing and all of that stuff. Wife woke up , said What are you doing?
I said listening to all the weird noises and making sure she was ok, wife
sit up and starting listening and watching too. after a while I layed
back down and went to sleep, I woke up next morning and wife was still
up sitting there, I said you are up early, she said , She was up all
night watching the baby. LOL.

appylover31803 08-27-2009 06:18 PM

I am still looking for a 2 bedroom as that would be the most ideal, but 2 bedrooms around me go up in price by quite a bit (over $1,000 not including utilites.. and we are looking to stay under or at the $1,000 mark)

I'm not sure if the kitchen/living room has its own space. I have yet to call. BUT there is this one apartment. bedroom is 14 x 17 has a living room dining room kitchen a few closets and 1 bath. But that doesn't include utilites and I'm not sure if they'll be so willing to accept Chief (as most places around me are dog friendly up until a certain weight.. one that Chief outweighs by a lot)

Don't worry jenny, Baby will have a bassinet and a crib. only time it will sleep in the bed is to take a nap with me.

Regal, currently hubby and I are living in maybe a 10x11 room (it has a queen size bed, a 4x2 dresser.. i think, 1 nighttable, and a dog crate and there is no room for anything else.. in our other room its about a 5x10 ? room.. in there we have the ferret cages, my desk, air purifier, dog bowls, dog food, ferret food, garbage can and a 3 drawer thing (one of those plastic things) and there is zero room for anything else. We have made due with that for going on 3 years, and I feel if we had a bedroom the size of both of those rooms combined, but a kitchen, living room and any thing else, we'd be quite happy for a while, but I do understand what you are saying.

RegalCharm 08-27-2009 08:29 PM

hey if Chief is the bloodhound in your avatar. He can free board here
with me. :lol: I have a bassett Hound which has bloodhound in the breed

WOW. (rent). around here a 2 bedroom can be had for less than 500.
and that could be a house too. in a good town or city. nothing slummy.

I can understand now why even a 1 bedroom place would be roomy
for you.

best wishes for a happy move. Oh, by the way my granddaughter will soon be 5 months and she gets the biggest kick out of sammy (the dog):lol:especially when she gets excited and starts doing laps around the house.

ps move to ohio sounds like this state is alot cheaper. LOL.........
heck I'd rent you my house for $500/month. LOL 3 bedrooms
basement and garage underneath. kitchen/dining, front room, 1 full bath
and 3bedrooms, walk in closet in master + regular closet. total electric

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