Everyone has experienced this feeling – you are sitting quietly one evening, perhaps reading or watching TV when suddenly you just have to change the room around. Men usually say women do this most, but it is not confined to women by any means. Men also get feelings of dissatisfaction with their surroundings and changing a few things in the room can often be very rewarding.
Although many people laugh about this urge to move the house around, it is an established fact that if you are feeling a bit ‘blocked’ either at home or in your career, moving a few elements of your environment can help enormously. Modern rugs instead of traditional wool rugs, for example, can make a huge difference, as you will have moved on designwise and, if you shop at Rug Zone, without spending an arm and a leg.
What often happens when you change one thing is that you then go on to change others and it is this that can help to unblock you. If you have been having trouble coping with paperwork because the pile is all but unmanageable you will probably find that once you start rethinking the room you will want to tidy that side of your life as well. Modern rugs are a good place to start because their clean lines and crisp motifs don’t usually encourage clutter. Once you have one or two modern rugs on your floors, you will soon be throwing out unwanted stuff left, right and centre.
Don’t go crazy with your decluttering, though, think about modern round rugs, they can make more use of your available space . Most advisors on the subject suggest that you create three boxes (or bags) as you go through the room. Mark one ‘keep’, one ‘store’ and one ‘charity shop’ (or ‘chuck’ depending on the state of your belongings!). Don’t put anything in the third one that you are uncertain of; all of that can go in the middle ‘store’ one. When you have finished decluttering and you are standing admiring your lovely new modern rugs, you can stash that middle box somewhere for six months (mark the date on the lid) and if you haven’t looked at it in that time, the chances are that the contents can also go to the charity shop. Modern rugs don’t necessarily need a clutter free environment, but it helps to show off their fabulous designs and colourways if there is not too much else going on in the room – and think of all that dusting you will have saved yourself!