The most used room in our home.

Well, since I have been approved to be a “Bloggy Mom“, I am now dared to write about a certain topic each day, this should be interesting!

Today’s topic is “The most used room in our home.” I think you will be hard pressed to find anyone writing about anything but their living room or den….or wherever the tv is located; and the same goes for us. In our living room, you will find our tv, all game consoles, my computers (yes, there is supposed to be an “s” at the end of that, I AM a blogger afterall!) and that is just about it.

Notice I didn’t mention a couch….My husband and I have a computer chair in here, because standing to type would be annoying and sitting on the floor would make it so I couldn’t see the keyboard. We also keep a stack of children sized school chairs by the door, and the kids must put them away, or they are not allowed to use a chair the next day. A couple of them still struggle with this, but for the most part, they have it down.

Why do we not have a couch? Because the kids ruined every one we had, and there is no point in trying to get another one. And, when I say ruined, I mean, they peed on it, they spilled food on it (even though we had a no food in the living room rule….), they threw up on it, they ripped it and even broke an arm off one. My husband and I couldn’t take it anymore, so we have been couchless for about 2 and a half years now.

Nobody fights over who gets to sit on the couch. This was a common occurrence, since we have 6 children; there simply was not enough room for everyone on the couch. Toward “the end” we actually told them that there was NO KIDS allowed on the couch to avoid arguments. Then we found that my husband and I weren’t really using it either and decided that we’d rather have more play room on the floor and chucked the couch.

We have a fairly small living room to begin with, but it looks SO much bigger without a couch, and the kids have more room to bring their toys out to play.

Are you a “couchless” family? Tell me what your reasons are in the comments below!

Willow Stevens

Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.

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