Saturday, December 8, 2012

Rearranging Rooms

Sorry there wasn't a quotation yesterday. I didn't realize I 'd run out already.  Not to worry.  In the past, I had a photo, and tried to find a quote that matched it.  Now I have a list of quotes, and will try to find a photo to match the quote.  This will be harder, but I think they will be better.

 From time to time, I like to evaluate whether the space in my house is arranged in a way that serves my needs the way I currently use or want to use it.  I do this every decade or two.  I have decided that even though the downstairs is properly arranged, the upstairs needs some serious rearranging. I have plenty of bedrooms, but I feel like all my belongings are being crammed into my bedroom.

In order to reduce my allergy symptoms, I have decided to move all of my fabric and sewing supplies out of my bedroom. I want to my bedroom to be a nice place to sleep, and not a storage of anything.    I would like to set up a sewing studio, so I would like to use a big bedroom to do it.  Right now, the big room is a guest room.  I have a small room that we use for an office, and have decided to turn that into the guest room.  We don't have guests that often, and they don't need a big room.  By using the small room, we will be able to keep it reserved for the guest instead of using it for storage as well.

Which means all the things in the office needs to go.  Did you get that, I need to 1. empty out the office, 2. move the guest room furniture into the office / small room, 3. finally get the stuff out of my room to the studio / guest room.  There is already an office in what used to be the dining room, and the office supplies will be moved down there.

This is a very slow process, since it takes a while to get rid of the furniture in the room as I find homes for each piece.  The junk room office is slowly getting cleaned out, and hopefully will have space for the bed soon. I haven't decided where to put what piece of furniture, but hopefully getting rid of the furniture we don't use will help make that decision process easier.

There are craft supplies in this room, and it is hard to look at fabric and craft supplies without digging in to make them, but I am working to restrain myself and just do the cleaning.  Hopefully when this is all done, I will have space and time to make stuff.  I've planned many quilts this year, but haven't made very many.

The photo is a statue from the Museum of Art in Indianapolis.  It is an amazing place and I highly recommend going.

1 comment:

Allie said...

Well good luck - that's a LOT of moving around! I re-arrange my bedroom/sewing room weekly, lol, I keep trying to make it bigger but I guess I'll have to wait for the kids to move out.