I’ve always enjoyed moving furniture around in my room. I did it most weekends when I was at school, even if it was just where one item was and not the entire room. I found an odd comfort in shifting the way things were; giving me a new perspective, something fun to do on a Sunday morning and the calm of tidying. I wonder if anyone else is as obsessed with, and excited by, moving their furniture around too?
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The last time I shifted my things around was last week, ahead of the new year and to give my room a bit of a tidy. I’m currently at my family home due to the latest national lockdown in England, so I thought I’d give myself something to do and a new perspective on life at home.
I moved my bed next to my window, so I could stare out at the birds while sipping my cup of tea in the morning, and also look at the stars while reading in bed at night. I’d placed my bed next to my wide chest of drawers, meaning my new bedside table could hold everything I could possibly need by me: books, water, mugs, journal (of course, my trusty Leuchtturm1917), my Switch, and my iPad (for reading more books).
So I started to think about why I love moving my furniture round in my room, and why, at 22, I still do this thing that I loved so much as a teenager.
I get bored easily and seek change pretty often. Nothing too dramatic though, I’m pretty apprehensive about significant change. So maybe that’s why I enjoy having a change in the way my room flows, giving me a new perspective of how things look and my room is usually nice and tidy after moving things.
At the moment, we’re all searching for a little bit of change from our remote-working/studying, lockdown lives so maybe shifting where our furniture sits is a welcome switch up for all of us.
An excuse to sort things
If I’m feeling that my room is quite untidy, I’d much rather move my furniture, cause an even bigger mess and then tidy it all up than just clean it as it is. It feels more thorough, in a way.
You get chance to go through drawers and make sure that anything you don’t need isn’t just lingering about. It’s a really effective way to properly sort and tidy your space.
Something to do
We’re all bored at the minute, right? Switching things up not only offers a nice slither of change in our surroundings, but it gives us something to do.
If you move or sort one piece of furniture or drawer at a time, that’ll have you covered for most of a week. It’s nice to have something to do when we’re all stuck inside, again.
Are you fond of moving your furniture around? I wonder if anyone else uses it as such a ritual like I do, but it is a real treat and a nice change for me.