Logistics of minding from a small house in a busy road (think No buggies, car etc)
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    Default Logistics of minding from a small house in a busy road (think No buggies, car etc)

    We are going to be moving in a few months to a smaller house and whilst it works for us as a family brilliantly (& childminding when I'm at home) I am concerned about a few logistics/space as I will no longer have a garage to store all my car seats & both buggies plus losing a driveway and moving to a for urban area so I may not be be able to park outside our house.

    So those of you with smaller houses, where do you keep your buggies if you need regular access to them and don't have hall space? Likewise car seats where do you store them when not in use ie weekend or when you need to swop seats for different age children. And if you have 3 small children including non-walkers, how do you safely get each of them in & out of the car if it's not directly outside your house.
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    I don't use a car for childminding so can't help you with that. You just have to dedicate more of your storage space to childminding resources. You might have to just scale down the amount of equipment you use. I had to fold up the double buggy when not in use and carry it upstairs to my first floor flat and put it in a cupboard. It's tiring but you do what you have to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsP2C View Post
    We are going to be moving in a few months to a smaller house and whilst it works for us as a family brilliantly (& childminding when I'm at home) I am concerned about a few logistics/space as I will no longer have a garage to store all my car seats & both buggies plus losing a driveway and moving to a for urban area so I may not be be able to park outside our house.

    So those of you with smaller houses, where do you keep your buggies if you need regular access to them and don't have hall space? Likewise car seats where do you store them when not in use ie weekend or when you need to swop seats for different age children. And if you have 3 small children including non-walkers, how do you safely get each of them in & out of the car if it's not directly outside your house.
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    I only have 2 car seats - these are my own kids ones that I occasionally use for childminding. But I generally don't use the car, partly so I don't have to have lots of car seats!

    The double buggy and single buggy fold up to go in the under stairs cupboard when not in use.

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    I live in a flat but I'm fortunate that I have a massive cupboard in my hall where I can store my double buggy, car seats, highchairs etc.

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    I usually store my buggy in my car boot. Do you have a small front garden? I store my car seats in a small lean-to shed outside my door. As long as it's secure and the contents are stored dry I've never had a problem. It's a small shed with 2 doors at the front and the height comes up to my shoulders.

 

 

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