See, I'm a bit of a rearranger. It's kind of an addiction. It's a complete mystery to me how I lived with our bedroom in the same arrangement for nearly 2 years. I guess I thought there wasn't any other way things would fit. But I am oh so happy I found a way.
In college, my high school friend and I decided to have bunk beds in our dorm so we could have more floor space to live in. We found some used ones and hauled them up to college with us. Well, they were rotten and when my dad and S tried to screw them together they splintered into pieces. SO, my sweet parents went out and bought new beds that week. They were really solid, dark wood, varnished to a shine bunk beds with a shelf in the headboard. Perfect.
My eventual roommate for the rest of college (3 years) and I bunked and unbunked those beds tons of times. I really can't tell you how many times...10? 20? A lot! We couldn't do it ourselves either so we would call Mike (her eventual husband) and he would just shake his head at us. "Didn't we just bunk these last month?" Shut-up and move the bed muscle man! :)
My daughters now sleep in those same bunk beds (now painted). I really love it when I haul myself onto the top bunk to put a clean fitted sheet on the bed and Sweetheart says, "Mommy, be careful! You're going to break my bed!" "I slept in these beds all through college!" I tell her. How I used to haul myself up there I don't know.
So, in July we put the girls in the same room because they wanted bunk beds again. This weekend, we will be moving them back to their own rooms. We just rearranged their shared room last month. We do this all. the. time. And guess what? We love it. They love to rearrange as much as I do. Little Bit is especially fond of it. If she comes in the living room while I'm shoving the couch across the floor, she'll drop whatever she has in her hand and yell, "MOMMY! WE'RE RANGIN'?" She begs me to "range" things all the time. She would rearrange the bathroom if she could figure out a way.
And it's a good thing to do. Because when you move the bed, sometimes you see this. Even if it's only been a few months.
And since we got rid of cable, I'm thinking about what I can do to the living room now that we don't HAVE to have the TV on a certain wall. Hmmm.
Passing the insanity down to the next generation...one room at a time!