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Moving On, But Not Out

Category : A New You, Break-Up, Home

 

If you been through a divorce and decided to keep and live in the marital residence, it’s often not easy at first. Many can’t afford a complete home makeover and feel a bit uncomfortable in the same house now that they are alone. It’s important to change things around a bit and there are lots of ways that don’t cost any money.

You have rearranged your life by getting a divorce, so it would be great to rearrange your furniture as well! It’s a simple, cost-effective and positive way to get some new atmosphere going in your dwelling. Moving things from one room to another and switching the position of the couch and the television can really do a lot to make you feel like the home is yours and you’re moving on.

The folks over at apartmenttherapy.com had some great tips for rearranging your furniture:

Have a friend help. It makes moving heavy pieces a lot easier, it provides you with a second opinion, and it gives you the energy to keep going.

Map out ideas with a sketch or a free online program (like this Arrange-a-Room planer).

Have a plan, but don’t be afraid to change it. We never know what something’s going to look like until we see it in place.

Use your largest pieces as anchors for the space. Move sofas, large tables, and large storage pieces first and rearrange your smaller furniture around them.

Clear out space. If an arrangement isn’t working, try removing one or two pieces of furniture. Many people have too much furniture, and by taking a big item out of the equation you can open up a whole new set of possibilities.

Don’t be afraid of empty space. If you really need a new piece to make your furniture arrangement work, leave that space empty for a little while, and take some time to find the right item.

Host A Ladies Night

Category : Friends and Divorce, Home, Ladies Night, Laughter

Single girls.  Married girls. Come one. Come all! There’s nothing like letting off some steam with the ladies and hosting an at-home ladies night once every two weeks. This is sure to keep the spirits running high and the laughter abound after a divorce!

Historically, the fellas have been doing this for what seems like forever.  Whether it’s smoking some stogies on poker nights or fantasy football draft, the boys like to get together often.  The ladies need to take the lead on this too and make a night that’s all about the girls!  You can have a movie night with the ladies.  Or, a find a TV show that you and your friends love and have a night that revolves around that. If you rather chat the night away and add some girly pizazz, host at-home mani-pedi’s with someone from your local salon coming over and offering everyone a fab polish.  You could even have a wine tasting at the house with all the girls.

You may even feel like you are back in junior high and hosting a sleep over.  Trust me, you need this! Laughter heals all and this is the kind of fun you should be having after a divorce. So start texting, calling and organizing an evening to remember!

Rearrange Your Life And Furniture

Category : Home, Redecorating

If you been through a divorce and decided to keep and live in the marital residence, it’s often not easy at first. Many can’t afford a complete home makeover and feel a bit uncomfortable in the same house now that they are alone. It’s important to change things around a bit and there are lots of ways that don’t cost any money.

You have rearranged your life by getting a divorce, so it would be great to rearrange your furniture as well! It’s a simple, cost-effective and positive way to get some new atmosphere going in your dwelling. Moving things from one room to another and switching the position of the couch and the television can really do a lot to make you feel like the home is yours and you’re moving on.

The folks over at apartmenttherapy.com had some great tips for rearranging your furniture:

Have a friend help. It makes moving heavy pieces a lot easier, it provides you with a second opinion, and it gives you the energy to keep going.

Map out ideas with a sketch or a free online program (like this Arrange-a-Room planer).

Have a plan, but don’t be afraid to change it. We never know what something’s going to look like until we see it in place.

Use your largest pieces as anchors for the space. Move sofas, large tables, and large storage pieces first and rearrange your smaller furniture around them.

Clear out space. If an arrangement isn’t working, try removing one or two pieces of furniture. Many people have too much furniture, and by taking a big item out of the equation you can open up a whole new set of possibilities.

Don’t be afraid of empty space. If you really need a new piece to make your furniture arrangement work, leave that space empty for a little while, and take some time to find the right item.