It’s a sad fact that my husband and I, for the last TEN years, have slept in a full size bed. We live in a tiny, 1,100 square foot house and we kept thinking “when we get a larger house, we’ll get a larger bed.” Then, the real estate crisis hit and we landed squarely underwater. An ice age will happen before we can sell our house at a gain. (Insert silent weeping here.)
So, we decided to make a rare “quality of life” purchase: a new, ridiculously, absurdly large California King size bed. That meant we needed to do some shifting around, including giving our old full size bed to our 10-year-old son.
This is, in short, a hassle. Or…with the right mind set, an opportunity. When you shift the beds around, it means you need to find places for all the stuff you’ve (stupidly) put under said beds. Which gives you a fantastic opportunity to reorganize your linen closet.
This is what I did today. I gotta say, I secretly love having a reason to reorganize. But, I also have to say, it’s surprising how often you have to do this to keep a small house uncluttered. I’d last gone through these areas not more than 6 months ago and they needed more thinning out today.
This game of musical beds was also a great chance to vacuum under the beds, along the walls, all the places you don’t normally get to in weekly cleaning. This is why I think this totally inconvenient project is really an opportunity. The same thing can be said for the next time your toilet overflows (great chance to really, super deeply clean that bathroom floor) or you find ants in your kitchen cabinets (take the opportunity to thin out your dishes and dust the shelves). It’s all about attitude, really. This is what I tell myself to keep some vestige of sanity.
I’m all done with this project now: bed delivered, new bedding washed and installed on the behemoth sleeping platform (it looks great, actually).
Now my big worry is: how am I ever going to find my husband in this huge bed? I’m seriously concerned about this.