I and my wife have two children ,10 and 9 years old girls. We stay in moderately large home,with three bedrooms. . Owing to some circumstances, three nephews and a niece ,ages .,sevens, six and five have to stay with us. But it was a huge adjustment .We had to rearrange our home to accommodate these beautiful siblings.It is a tight squeeze for them ,the boys shave a room and the girls share a room but they love it .To make space, we make bunk beds, instead of sofas we put in home-make cushions for sitting. We have come up with all kinds of creative ideas to manage our "stuff".