Our house is small. For most people. For a family of four with a love for collections it is tiny. It's a two bedroom house with a shop (thank goodness, because where else would Gabe's tools go?!) One bedroom is quite large and houses our toys, crafts, sewing and home office. The other bedroom is fairly small and holds us. All four of our sleeping bodies, our clothes and our practically wall to wall bed.
Every fall I get the itch. The lets get out of here we need to move itch. The rooms are too stuffy and too full of stuff and dammit, it's time to move. Well, it just wasn't reasonable for us to move this fall, no matter what my crazy "turn of the season" moving whim was.
So..I switched rooms. And it has made all the difference.
The big room is now our bedroom, bright and airy and comfortable enough for us to lounge on our beds (plural) and play with toys and not feel suffocated by the looming piles of clothes.
The small room surprisingly fits our crafty habits quite beautifully. I was really surprised and totally excited that we now have a room dedicated purely to artistic endeavors. There is a sewing area, a paper crafts station on wheels, a computer desk, a bigger closet for more crafty storage and the kids personal favorite - a giant crafting bookshelf dedicated to puzzles, pens, play dough and paint. All in one place.
We're stoked. And inspired. Because just in time for all that cold weather, we have a reason to stay indoors. I personally can't wait to cover that floor in fabric scraps, pattern pieces and pins.