I have been moving a lot of stuff in, out, and around my house lately. It is that time of year, to make room for the Christmas tree, the extra food, the in-laws. And through this process of negotiating the place for things, I noticed some of my stuff lacks the luster it once had. The kind of luster that kept me from just throwing it out and saving my energy from having to consider its presence each day. High maintenance is just one way of life. But is it too much to ask that the stuff in my life pull its own weight?
The big ticket items like the couch, for instance, I cannot replace and can hardly repurpose. So what's a woman to do, to put a little shock and awe back into her space without choking everything with flashing Christmas lights? Just add casters. This idea has come to fruition on several occasions over the years but I just now had the good sense to write about it. The possibilities are endless. Here are some ideas to get you rollin':
The couch. Can't decide between the fireplace and the tv views? Don't have to! Although you may have to negotiate with the other people sitting on the couch.
The coffee table. Roll that space hog away the minute the kids want to play and then put your cape on because you are officially Super now.
The highchair. Excellent for making the storage of the odd little chair a snap. I am not tempted to roll it around with the baby in it. No.
Bins. Take an old crate. Blah, blah, blah. You have heard this before.
The bed. Make watching the snowflakes fall outside your window from the coziness of you bed easy. Just push that bed right up to the window. Surprise your sleeping mate by turning the bed around so your feet go where your head once was. This has the positive effect of creating new synapses in the brain. Remind your sleeping mate of this, should they have the negative effect of complaining.
The toy box. Make any room an instant playroom. Keep your kids guessing on this front (hey, everyone needs a break from consistency to really appreciate everything else that is stable and fixed to the wall.) It could be a game for them just finding where all their toys have gone. Besides it would be super fun to chide Did you lose your marbles?! and really mean it.
Please try this at home only if your wheels have a locking mechanism. The beauty of rolling wheels is surely trumped by that of their ability to stop rolling.