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post #21 of 36
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Originally Posted by sunnysandiegan View Post


No hiding...

I think part of the goal of simplifying (and decluttering) is to discover the things that you truly love and release the rest. As far as I am concerned, if you are USING things and LOVE them, then there is no reason to get rid of them just for simplification purposes. JMHO

On a practical level, I really love making my own reversible items in order to get the flexibility and change I crave while keeping the "stuff" to a minimum for a streamlined home life.

Do tell??!!

I was seriously thinking about this today, we still haven't put up curtains in the living room from when we moved, and will do coordinating throw pillows with that as well when we decide colors...The rest of the living room is beiges and browns, and I am torn between red and or yellow for curtains/ pillows, OR purple (eggplant) and or green (sage) for curtains/pillows. I was fantasizing this afternoon about sewing curtains that are red on one side, yellow on the other (same with decorative pillow covers, though probably that would be one color inside and one color outside if that makes sense), and then a seperate set with eggplant one one side and sage on the other. Then I wouldn't have to decide. LOL.
post #22 of 36
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Originally Posted by boheime View Post
okay..apparently dh is a little upset with the kitchen table. We are now in a table war with each of us moving it back to our decided position whenever we can. I say that since I am the one to clean the kitchen, do projects with the kids in there, share cooking dinner and cook most of everything else, my position trumps his. He says he doesn't like it on an angle (even though it leaves more space for people to manuever).
As someone who is 'weird' about the specific angles things are at (I actually feel a little ill if the angle is wrong ), I am with him on this one. Sorry!
post #23 of 36
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Originally Posted by Blucactus View Post
Do tell??!!

I was seriously thinking about this today, we still haven't put up curtains in the living room from when we moved, and will do coordinating throw pillows with that as well when we decide colors...The rest of the living room is beiges and browns, and I am torn between red and or yellow for curtains/ pillows, OR purple (eggplant) and or green (sage) for curtains/pillows. I was fantasizing this afternoon about sewing curtains that are red on one side, yellow on the other (same with decorative pillow covers, though probably that would be one color inside and one color outside if that makes sense), and then a seperate set with eggplant one one side and sage on the other. Then I wouldn't have to decide. LOL.
Exactly what you are describing! I basically line everything with "real" or "nice" fabric just so it is reversible.
post #24 of 36
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Originally Posted by Blucactus View Post
As someone who is 'weird' about the specific angles things are at (I actually feel a little ill if the angle is wrong ), I am with him on this one. Sorry!
There is just NO room to easily clean around it the way he wants it and it looks like it takes up the entire kitchen that way. The kitchen was a drawback to this house but we didn't realize what a pain it would be. We will definitely weigh the kitchen more when we look at houses this Spring.
post #25 of 36
I'm constantly looking for ways (or things) to solve everyday issues & generally make my life easier.
Today I moved my freezer from the kitchen into the living room so I would have more room for the dining table. It might be a little weird, but it's a small house
post #26 of 36
I move around furniture in my house in at least one room a month. I had a daycare here for a long time and my daycare parents would just laugh when they came into a different layout every month, they got used to it and knew there was no stopping me once I got the itch to move things.

Right now I'm thinking about switching my foster son's bedroom with the office. He said he'd rather have a smaller bedroom and not have other people's toys and things stored in there too (only bedroom on 1st floor and BIG bedroom for one kid)
post #27 of 36
I do! I move kitchen items most frequently (cabinets/drawers/pantry). Dh used to joke that he would just figure out where everything was and then I'd move it again. Although I think everything finally makes sense and works most efficiently, so it has been this way for the last six months or so. Bummer.

Our bedroom will stay how it is because it works best that way and we like it. I rearranged the couch/loveseat in the family room a couple months ago. We thought we were stuck with it only one way because of the openings on the walls to get to the kitchen and entry way, but I moved the couch back a bit and moved the loveseat to the opposite side of where it was, now in front of the window and it is so much better. The boys have more room to play in there, we can see the stairs from the loveseat now (to see when the little one is going up) and it created a nice little hidden corner to store the little one's board books.

I move the boys beds and shelf every now and then, but again, I think we're done with that for awhile because they're happy with it. We don't have bed frames and right now only the oldest has a mattress and box spring. The twins each just have a mattress on the floor, so we made them next to each other so it is one long bed. They like to "play Olympics" and do flips on the beds that way.

We moved our basement family room several months ago and it gets so much more use now. It just seems more family friendly and inviting.

I LOVE rearranging things! It's a sickness.
post #28 of 36
If it's a sickness, I don't want to be cured.

And it's genetic, to boot. The toddler insists on rearranging her play area almost every day. What a good little girl!

I do pretty well and try to keep the rearranging to every couple of years ... but sometimes things just need to be moved right now! It's all about making better use of the space, right?
post #29 of 36
Constantly! And each time I do I'm always thinking, wow!this is great, why didn't I think of this before, I'll keep it this way......and then of course I move or rearrange again!! It's nice though, like a mini makeover and it's free!
post #30 of 36
I've been rearranging a lot lately and it feels so good . Part of it is that the dusty corners get cleaned and it reinvigorates the energy in a room.
post #31 of 36
I used to move stuff around so much I would mention it to potential roommates in interviews. I still do, but less often cause I have less time.
post #32 of 36
all the time - i think dh is getting used to it, though sometimes he harumphs about it. I figure I'm the one deep cleaning it and using most of it and when it doesn't make sense - I move it. I get input from my five year old.
Though, if it involves dh's things or routine I generally don't touch it without his input. I think every item would remain in place for 50 years if it was up to him.
post #33 of 36
My DH is the one that moves things around! lol I've learned to go with the flow of it when he gets that whole "lets see how it works from this perspective" vibe going. I actually now LOVE my bedroom and have alot more room in there simply from how he placed things. So, sometimes rooms get moved around, yep.
post #34 of 36
Oh yeah, dh is always saying he can't find things because I move them around so much, what can I say, I am a being in flux...
post #35 of 36
Moved the living room around again last night and thought of you guys.
DH had moved the couch into one big square to watch a movie, and it was just not flowing with the rest of the room so I had to move everything else around until it just felt better. LOL.
post #36 of 36
Constantly! My mom always jokes that when she comes over, the furniture is arranged differently or something is changed.

Sometimes you need to change things up! It frustrates my husband though lol
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