I recently went over to one of my clients’ houses, and I absolutely love how they chose to decorate their home. Then, as soon as I came home, I walked inside, looked at my furniture, and felt like something needed to change.

I did not really want to spend the money on new furniture, or paint, or accessories. However, I really wanted to change up the layout of the room. So, my husband and I discussed moving the furniture around. Somethings we immediately agreed on. Other things…. Not so much.

So, one day, my client and spouse, and my husband and I wanted to go out to dinner. I invited my friend over a little before dinner, just to catch up. As the four of us caught up on life, we walked around my house. I casually asked my friend

“If you could move a piece of furniture in this room, what would you move? Why?”

She looked at the room for a moment.



And then said that we could move a chair to a corner, to utilize space. Then she went with the next piece of furniture. And the next.

Soon, all four of us had moved the furniture around in the room, and it made total sense! It was a fun experience. It did not cost money, just a little bit of time.


  • Get the moving sliders to put under the furniture to make it easier, and to protect your floors.
  • If you like the way your friend arranged their furniture, ask for help!
  • Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.
  • Make the experience one of fun, not of accusation or stress. Remember, it’s just furniture.
  • Be open to new ideas.
  • Be open to moving furniture around from one room to the next.
  • Remember, all else fails, you can put it back.  

Kelly Raulston

“Reliable and Ready” REALTOR® since 2016. I was born in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, but was raised in Texas since 1997. When I found out we were moving to Plano, Texas, I remember looking forward to riding a horse to school and a brand-new pair of cowboy boots! Growing up in Plano prepared me to be competitive, quick, and to have a strong work ethic. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Axe’em Jacks! That is where my love for East Texas began. The nature, warm smiles, football games, and community values can't be beat! I graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I was a middle school math teacher in Tyler, Texas. I met my husband, Travis, in Sunday school, and we have been married since September 2016. I love being a REALTOR® in East Texas! Relationships are genuine, the area is beautiful, and the market is rockin’! I am an involved REALTOR® to better the community. Some of the organizations I am involved with are: The Professional Development Committee, Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee, and Tyler Educational Networking Group. Some awards I have won were “The Hustle Award” in 2016, and “Rookie of the Year” in 2017. When I am not working with my clients, I like to spend quality time with my friends and family doing the following: running, target practice, read and participate in book club, and playing with my dachshund Greta.
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