Tuesday, July 12, 2011

rearranging furniture...again...

I think most people move into a house and the rooms are easily labeled. This is the living room, this is the kitchen, this is the bedroom. My house is not quite like that. I am not sure if it is because I have so many rooms, that I feel like I need to keep moving things around, or if it is because I am not good with keeping things as is.

When I was growing up I constantly moved my bedroom around. Always trying to find the "right" way to have the room set up. Inevitably, each time I would do this, I would find the "perfect" way, and then a month later I was at it again. In college I did the same thing, I think partly because I moved just about every semester into a different room/apartment.

Now I am in a house. A large house that seems a tad intimidating since it is still in the process of being "fixed up," and probably will be for the next 10 years. We have 3-4 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, a dining room, an eat in kitchen. It seems like too much. So I improvise and start moving things around. But, I can't seem to get the labels right. We have the craft room, which is working out great, although I could definitely use shelves, this is one of the bedrooms of course. Downstairs I have a living room that we are using as a living room now, but I think I want to move it into the toy/school room. But then where do I put the toys? Where they are now, they are at least out of the way...for the most part.

See the stress I have? Having a big house does not make for an easier life I swear. It isn't even the amount of space I have, it is the amount of stuff that needs to be crammed into every corner and have its place. I sometimes wonder if the fact that I have such a big house is a reason I have so much stress. Trying to keep the beast clean is next to impossible for me, and I hate to constantly put stuff away.

I saw that Matt and Sara are moving into a camper again. They seem to know what they are doing as far as living small. I always want to take that leap, but then don't for whatever reason, be it fear or having my relatives tell me once again how crazy I am :-) It is always something at the back of my mind though.

Tell me, do you rearrange furniture as much as I do? Why do you do this/not do this? Would love to know if I am the only whack job out there that wants constant change?

1 comment:

  1. Hub is a big furniture rearranger. In Louisiana, he'd want to change things every few months although sometimes we'd buy something (like an actual couch) that would mean we'd have to have it look different. So far (4 mons in) he has yet to rearrange, although our options are more limited in this particular house. But that's funny that you like change so much--never a bad thing!

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