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Make Furniture Templates When Moving

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The last two times we've moved, it was a breeze when moving the furniture! I took graph paper, counted each square on the graph paper as 6 inches. I then measured each piece of furniture and cut a template for it using the 6 inch rule. I measured the size of the rooms we were moving into, and using the 6 inch squares was able to place our furniture in our new place beforehand so we knew exactly where each piece would go.

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This way, if it didn't fit on the graph paper, or didn't look right, it wouldn't in the new place. We moved, placed the furniture where it showed on the graph paper, and no hassle!

By Marti S. from Athens, G

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August 7, 20120 found this helpful

This is a great way of doing this! When I had my house built I put every piece of furniture I wanted to take with me plus any new ones I'd purchased for the new home. It also saved me some grief when communicating with the builder as to our needs. I had to add some footage to the kitchen to make it a more comfortable eat-in kitchen, take away from the living room to add an entryway and add more depth to the back porch to add a porch swing.

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I also was able to show the builder where I wanted to add a window seat and a back entry. We moved in and everything had it's place.

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August 7, 20120 found this helpful

Better yet, you can find free room designers online. Either do a search or go to this site where some of them are reviewed. You choose your room size and can add doors and windows and even choose furniture and adjust the sizes to yours. It is great fun and very functional as well. Have fun!

http://freebies  -room-design.htm

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April 6, 20130 found this helpful

When using graph paper for interior design, each block should represent 12". The way you do it is fine but a little more work. I am retired now but use to do interior design.

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April 8, 20130 found this helpful

I also did this when we were building our home and it worked great! I do this every time I want to move furniture before moving large pieces, this way I don't have to apologize for having "someone" else lug my heavy furniture across the room where it won't fit and then have to ask "them" to move it back.

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It's a life saver ;-)

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