Over the last nearly two years, people have been spending a lot more time at home than normal. Lots of people have taken this situation as an opportunity to do those home projects they have been putting off for years, like buying new (Canadian-made) sofas and other furniture, or completely redoing rooms in the home. The home renovation industry has set records!
But maybe full home renovations are not in your scope — perhaps you rent your place or don’t have the budget for it — but you are still getting tired of looking at the same old space. It makes sense that everyone is going a little stir crazy!
Not to worry though, there are plenty of things you can do to give your home a refresh without breaking the bank or even going outside!
The best and easiest update you can give your place is to rearrange your furniture. This is a simple task that, when planned correctly, can mostly be done on your own, and the result is a total refresh and a new lease on living! Plus, if you don’t like it, you can just put it back the way it was.
To make life easier — here are some tips on how to rearrange your furniture.
Step 1: Declutter
The best first step you can take in rearranging your furniture is to get rid of stuff that you don’t want, use, or need. This is a chance for a fresh start, so it’s a good idea to bin (or donate or recycle) what has piled up in the cupboards or on the shelves. It will be so helpful when actually moving things around and when you are putting the final touches on at the end.
Step 2: Plan it out
If you are ready to rearrange your sofa, coffee table, and the rest of your furniture, chances are you’ve already got an idea of where things ought to go next. Keep in mind pathways to walk through and the direction furniture will be facing.
Step 3: Clean as you go
One of the nice things about rearranging furniture is that it is an opportunity to get behind your sofa and to wipe down all the surfaces in your home, especially those ones that are usually blocked by furniture. Cleaning as you go will make the finished product so much more satisfying!
Step 4: Be safe and have fun!
If you are moving larger pieces like your sofa or shelves, you might need to call in for help. Make sure you remove things like books and plants while you move your furniture to lessen the load. Don’t try to cut corners! Plan to spend a good few hours on the job; give yourself the time to find the perfect spot for each item. It may take some adjusting, but it’s definitely worth it in the end!
Bonus step: Buy one new piece of furniture
Rearranging is great, but it’s also nice to have a new piece of furniture, too. If you are thinking about buying a Canadian manufactured sofa, we would love to help you find the one. Our amazing customer service team would be happy to talk about exactly where it belongs in your house, too!