“I like my furniture where it is.” That’s a very common response when someone is asked about their living room arrangement. Although it might be true, there are significant benefits to rearranging your furniture every now and then – to your carpet, your furniture, and your entire household.
What rearranging furniture does for us
Rearranging the furniture often makes a habitual room feel fresh and new – it can even make a room feel bigger, when done a certain way. However, if you don’t have a lot of space, your furniture might be lined up against the walls. Reducing how much furniture you have could help expand your options, not to mention living space.
Does your floor suddenly become lava? Many kids love that game, hopping from chair, to couch, to ottoman, to fragile antique nightstand… oops! Some parents prefer to discourage this game, while others encourage it by relocating valuable objects and repositioning softer items. Strategically rearranging the furniture helps to accomplish either goal.
Most American families orient their main room to pay all attention toward the television. This usually discourages any change in furniture – especially if the TV is mounted on the wall. It might be worth taking the focus off the TV for a few months and rearranging the furniture to a more social atmosphere.
What it does for your furniture
As seasons change, so do the angles of sunlight. Preparing for this by rearranging your furniture will keep it protected from sun fading. Also, you can take advantage of the change in sun position and temperature. For instance, keeping your sofa under a window provides a warm cozy place during winter, while moving it to a shaded spot offers a cooler, relaxing place to sit in the summer. Not only would this extend the life and look of your sofa, but it might even lead to more efficient air conditioning.
Rearranging the furniture usually leads to changing the position of lamps, computers, charging stations and other electrical items. That’s also an advantage. Too many times we plug too many items into the same outlet, usually because of how we have the furniture arranged. A thoughtful rearrangement allows us to redistribute the electrical loads, thereby putting less wear on what’s in the walls, as well as protecting our electrical items.
What it does for your carpet
Rearranging your furniture can breathe much-needed life back into your carpets. It changes the traffic patterns, allowing for more even wear and extending carpet life. Moving your furniture around gives the perfect opportunity to clean areas that are hard to get to, or never seen. You never know what you might find – spare change, earrings, dog toys, kitty cat caches and other items, not to mention dust and dirt that might be affecting your allergies. When you rearrange your furniture, you might see carpet divots from legs and casters. They will eventually disappear as the carpet returns to its former shape.
Since the Environmental Protection Agency recommends a professional cleaning one to four times a year, rearranging your furniture is a perfect time to call Preferred Carpet Care. Once the furniture is removed and the carpet professionally cleaned, you can choose a new arrangement for your furniture when it’s being moved back in. Many homeowners get their carpets cleaned once in Spring and once in Autumn, to rearrange their furniture according to the change in climate. Not only does this allow for a regularly clean and tidy home, but a renewed and lively appearance as well.
Change is good
Rearranging your furniture enlivens your home, which stimulates well-being. It offers protection and longer life to your furniture and carpets. It’s also a strong component to keeping your home clean and healthy. And if you don’t like how it sits, you can always change the arrangement back in six months and try a different one next year.
We’d love to discuss different ways to rearrange your furniture, and other benefits it brings to your life. Please give us a call.
- Posted by Rod Barth
- On October 25, 2018