A couple of weeks ago, I played a fun game called “The Curtain Shuffle”. I know you are thinking “Wait, what is this game? How have I not heard of it?”. You haven’t heard of “The Curtain Shuffle” because it is a super fun game that I invented all-by-myself. If you love home decor, switching things up for free and music, you will love this game.
We all have those tasks that we don’t enjoy but still need to get done. Why shouldn’t we get to have a little fun while doing them? Teachers play games to get kids to learn. Moms are always inventing ways to get kids to do things they don’t want to do: remember “here comes the airplane”, “10 second tidy” “clean your room or I’m giving all your toys to Johnny down the street”. How about those work contests to boost sales or productivity?
All you need to play are two rooms with the same number of curtains and music. I chose my living room and family room. Both rooms have three windows and I started to wonder how the living room curtains would look in the family room anyway.
I was starting to get a little bored with the curtains in both rooms. I still really liked both set of curtains and I wasn’t looking to get rid of them. Since I needed to clean the curtains anyway, it was the perfect time to play the “Curtain Shuffle”.
I put my headphones on and got to work taking down the curtains. I cleaned them and hung them in their new room.
Make sure to dance when you go from room to room. 6 curtain panels x 2 rooms= 12 dances + climbing up and down the ladder= a good calorie burn.
Optional: While you are dancing room to room, take the time to practice a signature dance move. Give yourself bonus points if your children are able to watch. It is so worth it if you catch them cringing. I finally found my signature move, it is called “the Dab”. No more twerking or Whip/Nae Naeing for me. I am all about “The Dab”.
First up, the family room:
As soon as I hung the first living room panel in the family room, I fell back in love with the curtains. The colors complemented the wall color beautifully. The blue and green floral pattern brought in color but the room looks cozy and fresh.
I also brought the throw pillows in from the living room and I think the look pretty good and complement the turquoise accents I already had in the room.
I guess I woke someone from their nap.
Next up, the family room curtains in the living room, Take a look:
The same thing happened when I put the yellow curtains from the family room up in the living room- I loved them again. I always felt like the yellow pattern got lost in the family room. I was worried the same thing would happen in the living room with the white walls but it was just the opposite. The yellow pattern popped and the living room feels fresh, summery and cheerful. I am even re -thinking losing the white walls. Just so you know, Big Daddy’s eyes rolled to the back of his head when I told him that. I don’t know why, it is not like he is the one painting! So weird, right? I told him to be careful, his eyes might freeze that way:)
I brought in a few yellow accessories from the family room and we were good to go. I still have some tweaking to do with accessories in the living room.
What do you think? Do you want to play a game? Overall, I am really happy I played the “Curtain Shuffle”. I now have two brand new rooms and it didn’t cost me a dime. Oh and I got some cardio in so I didn’t feel one bit guilty that I had a nice post game snack. Not to mention I now have a signature dance move:)