Freshen Your Apartment with a Little Furniture Rearranging
Speaking of Sheldon, he, like a lot of us, is a creature of habit. If you’re a fan of his character’s show “The Big Bang Theory,” you’re familiar with his predilection for one particular spot on his sofa:
“This seat is ideally located both in relation to the heat source in the winter and a cross breeze in the summer. It faces the television at an angle that is neither direct so that it would discourage conversations nor at an angle that would causes a parallax distortion”.
In fact, having claimed it, Sheldon is so possessive of his spot that no one is allowed to sit there, even when he’s gone.
Spring is a time when a lot of us do a little (or a lot of) cleaning. Once you’re chased away the dust bunnies, it might be fun to try jazzing up your feng shui by moving your furniture into another arrangement. ApartmentTherapy.com suggests:
To freshen the energy in your home, consider an experiment that, if nothing else, will make you a little more conscious of the tiny moments in your life. For a few days this week, make an effort to change your habits. Sit in a different chair, sleep on the other side of the bed, try out some of the things you bought for guests…Lumpy chairs may need a pillow, a throw or new upholstery to make them more comfortable. A spot in the breakfast nook may look out over the trash area. The other side of the bed may be drafty. Guest blankets may be itchy.
Or, if you’re lucky, your home will be comfortable from every angle. And you can chalk up these few days as an exercise in mindfulness.
If you don’t have the brawn or energy to move your furniture more than once (scratch-free sliders can make this job much easier), you can draw a floor plan on a piece of paper, cut to-scale outlines of your existing furniture and move things around on the paper until you like the new flow.
Just don’t forget to leave a night-light on. If you get up in the middle of the night for a drink of water and you forgot where you left your coffee table, you don’t want it to be you who goes bump in the night.