Re-arranging furniture - how often do you do this?

@ellie333 (21029)
May 19, 2010 8:35am CST
I was frustrated with my lounge as the sofa sat in front of a wall unit and I didn't like it, so I have moved the TV, taken down shelves and shifted this rather heavy unit so now the sofa goes back against the wall and there is a lt more space for my son to play. I used to changed rooms round often. What about you do you just redecorate and leave the furniture in original place or do you play and move everything all around? Huggles. Ellie :D
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@maximax8 (28247)
• United Kingdom
19 May 10
Hi Ellie. Sometimes I get fed up with the way my furniture is arranged. Then I choose to change it. This normally happens after clutter clearing or re-decorating. Last month I had a clutter consultant round for two separate mornings. She does space clearing, organizing and clutter sorting. She helped me move the furniture in my lounge into a new layout. She made lots more space in my lounge. I put my house in the market and it sold subject to contract in five days. I am so very delighted and the money I spent getting a clutter consultant to help me was money well spent. I think I rearrange my furniture about four times each year. Maxine.
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 May 10
Wow what a result the house selling within 5 days, brilliant result and yes I agree well worth paying for someone to come help. I have never heard of a clutter consultant though. I realy feel I have achieved a lot today though. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
19 May 10
A clutter consultant? Did I read this correctly? What a brilliant idea!I would love to have one in my house to clear my clutter. I have heard of designer consultants for small spaces but never a clutter consultant. I will look online about this.Maybe I could pick up some tips as my house is small but the kids all gravitate to it still and stay with me.
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• Philippines
19 May 10
Hey I also love doing this kind of stuff especially now that I am trying to earn about fengshui tips. I love decorating and changing how my things are set up. Maybe I'm just a frustrated interior designer said my dad. lol
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 May 10
Hi Cheate, I am pleased to hear you enjoy this type of thing, I do actually feel a sense of achievement now that I have finished, although rather tired. :D
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• Philippines
22 May 10
I also feel satisfied once I finished doing this though it's quite tiring. The thing is I enjoyed it.
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
20 May 10
hi ellie oh when I had my own home, even in our old apt.I was always rearranging things to get more space and make better traffic paths too;now here in this room I have no rearranging to do.no use crying over spilled milk but I do wish that our life would finally smooth out and I could get out of this retirement center.he he.
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@ellie333 (21029)
20 May 10
Oh Hatley, I feel for you I really do, on the plus side if you have no furniture to rearrange it gives you more time on here eh! I wish I lived near to you so I could help in some way. Big huggles. Ellie :)
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@evepin (723)
• Philippines
20 May 10
i'm more on decorating our place rather than re-arranging furniture, because our condo is small anyway, so there's not much room to re-arrange them. but i do shift some around 1-2 times a year. cheers and happy myLotting!
@ellie333 (21029)
20 May 10
Hi Evepin, My friend redecorated my lounge not so long ago but I really ddin't like the unit where it was. Happy now so like you won't be reaaranging for a while. Huggles. Ellie :)
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@tessah (6621)
• United States
20 May 10
from what i understand, rearranging ones furniture often denotes restless unhappiness in ones life. me? i used to change entire rooms from one place to another a few times a year .
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@ellie333 (21029)
20 May 10
Hi Tessah, Well as you don't anymore I guess that denotes you are content. I am happy now with the repositioning as I was restless with the large unit behind the sofa on the wall it was in the lounge but measured another section of wall up although it had shelves and found it would fit there so took the shelves down and perfect so I am now relaxed with the new positioning. Huggles. Ellie :)
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
19 May 10
I live in a small house so I don't have alot of options...otherwise I probably would! I love giving my rooms a different look.
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 May 10
Hi Jill, My lounge is quite big but awkward in layout as have tairs on one wall, window and door on another, storage heater on another and the kitchen door the other so not one complete straight wall, but I love the way it looks now, comfortable with it already. When space i limited it is always difficult to move things around I agree. Huggles. Ellie :)
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
19 May 10
I often change around - but only with the sons around to do the heavy work. It is like - I just have to try it a different way to see how it looks. I like to do this. I love my little home very much and am pleased with the results I have. It is good to have the extra room for your son to play. and somehow it seems to lift our spirits when we change it around doesn't it? May be a women thing
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 May 10
Hi Cynthiann, It has made me feel much better you are right as it is all neat tidy, clutter free and with space yay! Done the shifting on my own, really don't know how I managed it, will be aching later I expect. Huggls. Ellie :)
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@Porcospino (17873)
• Denmark
19 May 10
My husband and I moved a year and half ago and since that time we have re-arranged the furniture in the living room a couple of times. At first we kept the rabbits in a different room but we spend most of the time in the living room and we decided that it would be nice to have them in that room. I am happy that we made that decision. We have also moved the books helves and the stereo a couple of times, and we have created a corner for the pets in one part of the room, because the dog and the cat have lots of toys.
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 May 10
Hi Porcospino, I think it does take a while of lving somewhere and moving things around to find the design you are happiest with. In fact today as I also have indoor rabbits I shifted where they sleep around too but are not in the lounge they are by patio doors which means they can go in and out to garden and just go back in cge when ready. Huggles. Ellie :)
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@med889 (5958)
19 May 10
At home I do it every year because I like a change in the rooms and the house in general but if ever I am getting help from others I will do it easily but now others at home says they do not want to do the tasks of lifting beds, cup board, tables to move. I want to get maximum space in the rooms to be able to walk freely.
@ellie333 (21029)
19 May 10
Hi Med889. You say you like to get maximum space to be able to walk frely and this is exactly what I have managed to achieve today so I am very happy with the result. Huggles. Ellie :)
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@shibham (17025)
• India
19 May 10
ohhh.... its too much.. i am a very lazy guy so i have to stay in same position on my home yet i try to re arrange my furniture once in a year. in my home, my sis and mom do this when they need... otherwise its okay for us. take care...
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 May 10
Hi Shibham, I think women enjoy the re-arranging in the family home so you not lazy just content with how things are. Ellie :)
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19 May 10
I used to do that very often whatever makes me comfortable specially now that my son has learned to walk and climb on furnitures so I need to remove or shift the cabinets where it will be out of his reach. I make sure my home is child proofed to prevent untoward accidents.
@ellie333 (21029)
19 May 10
Hi Heartfced. I guess in a way now my son is older I am moving things around as he no longer climbs on units etc. so we both have child friendly re-arranging lol. Ellie :)
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@SViswan (12072)
• India
26 Jun 10
I am a re-arranger...lol. I like to move things around. I need that kind of change...just to make things look different sometimes...and other times..to make space. My husband is the kind who is comfortable in one setting...and he prefers it remaining that way. He doesn't mind me moving things around....but he wouldn't help....since he sees no point in moving it around. I don't mind since I do it anyways. I'm always moving things around...maybe once in a month or two!
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@ellie333 (21029)
27 Jun 10
Wow, That is a lot of moving around, I don't do it that often butevery now and again, the lounge nowis how I like it so don't see me moving around for a while now. AZll the other rooms are also placed well so the next major move around will be when I re-decorate my bedroom but to be quite honest although large think that there really is only one placement for bed so limited on what can be moved. Its more my cupboards now that need sorting, oh what a task lol. Huggles. Ellie :D
• United States
22 May 10
We don't rearrange a lot simply because we don't have much space to rearrange. We live in a pretty small one bedroom apartment and the living room itself is pretty small so we moved in, placed our furniture in one location and it just stayed there. We've been here almost a year and the set up has not changed very much at all.
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@ellie333 (21029)
23 May 10
Hi Highflyingxangel, I have two small rooms upstairs and they stay exactly as furniture has ben placed as there is no other way of putting it. The lounge though now have taken down shelves and placed unit there has been really openeed up by this and much more space. Huggles. Ellie :D
• Atlantic City, New Jersey
20 May 10
If you ask my friend they would say I do this too often..lol. But if you ask me...I do it when the mood arises, which happens to be quite often. I live in a small space....my living room, kitchen, dining room are all one room- I call it the great room. Then I have my bedroom and the bathroom. So because all three of my main rooms are in one space...I tend to change things around often because I need a different atmosphere although I am in the same house..lol. I know that sounds weird but I find that I get more creative when things are are placed differently around me. It has its ups and downs...right now I'm laid up with a bad back from trying to move my queen size bed by myself last week :( Like I said it has its ups and downs....oh well...as least I get to mylot while I lay here ;)
@ellie333 (21029)
20 May 10
Hi Warmweatherwoman, Must admit my back a bit chey from yesterdays antics but it has created a much larger space. It is fun to do from time to time and yes with you having everything all in one I can imagine wanting a change around quite frequently. Sorry to hear that you have put you back out. Healing huggles. Ellie :D
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
20 May 10
I don't really move around my heavy furniture all tha much. Just because they are really huge and quite hard to push around. I guess the only time I do move around furniture is when I have guests over and they need the extra space to do stuff. Otherwise I would just move the furniture when I need space for something new.
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@ellie333 (21029)
20 May 10
Hi Nijolechu, I think that is why I left the unit where it was for so long but once I realised it would fit else where I just had to do it and it has created much more space and the room feels comfortable now. Won't be moving it from where it is now as yes far too heavy. Huggles. Ellie :D
@debsgw (256)
20 May 10
When we first move somewhere, I tend to move things around a fair bit every couple of weeks until I find a good fit and then leave them in that space until re-decorating time. It fascinates me how a change of wall colour can necessitate a whole re-arrangement of the furniture - but it sure works that way for me.. Occasionally if I'm feeling the need to replace something but don't want to spend the money I will move the room around instead, that works for a while lol
@ellie333 (21029)
20 May 10
Hi Debs, Yes I think until you have lived somewhere for a while you do need to experiment like that. I now have th perfect layout so yes it will stay that way for a while. Recently been redecorated so can sit back and relax for a while now. Huggles. Ellie :D
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
20 May 10
I used to do that often too but these days I’m lucky I have time to clean let alone move furniture! It is nice to make chances to a room every now and again; it gives a new lease of life to it. Our lounge room is somewhat limited we have two windows and wood heater on one wall, a glass sliding door on another, French doors opposite the wall with the wood heater and a door to another room on the last wall so the only furniture we can move around is the couch and the two lounge chairs and there is no where for them to go except where they are, facing the television!
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@ellie333 (21029)
20 May 10
Hi Paula, this is the problem I had until I realised that if I took shelves down and moved TV I could put large unit on that wall and has made such a lot of space and difference. Huggles. Ellie :)
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@Avinigav (238)
• Indonesia
20 May 10
I don't do rearranging furniture too often.. It's about 2 times I did that in 2009.. hehehe :p Too many stuffs and furniture... I live alone in my room. So, the important is I have to keep it clean. That's what I do, Ellie :)
@ellie333 (21029)
20 May 10
Hi Avingav, my daughter is at univerity so has her life in one room an she too needs to keep it very tidy rather than rearrange as a small space. My lounge how it is now will be a lot easier to keep clean now too as things used to get shoved on the unit when it was behind the sofa lol. Huggles. Ellie :)