by Naomi Rodgers
What do bunk beds have to do with the world economy? Well, we’ll tell you.
Though some of the recent economic news has been relatively good, the fact of the matter is that a lot of us are still in a fiscal hole. Though the size of that hole may vary, most of us are still looking for ways to save money, or at least to avoid spending a whole lot. One crisis that may be easing up slightly, but which doesn’t appear to be ending any time soon has to do with housing and the difficulty of moving in the current tight money situation.
Indeed, large and growing families especially are finding themselves in a quandary. They may want to move to a larger home to accommodate everyone. They may even have the financial wherewithal required and a very stable job situation. However, the pendulum has swung so far from the days when banks were granting loans to seemingly anyone with a pulse that even the most rock solid homeowners are often finding obtaining a home loan close to impossible. Meanwhile, some who might otherwise be considering moving to larger apartments simply don’t have the cash to do so as rents in many places are actually increasing.
That’s why space saving options, like full over full bunk beds, are really the best way to go for most of us these days. Even if, aside from your increasingly large immediate family, additional family have been added to your household as unemployment or other issues have forced them to seek the least expensive accommodations, you will very likely have to sit tight and make do.
On the other hand, if anyone out there has new ideas for maximizing closet space, five decker bunk beds, or a cheap way to add rooms to a house, now is the time to come forward. Otherwise, this is still a time for hunkering down and making do. Or, if you want to look at the household bright side, togetherness!