You’re waiting; you’re waiting; your furnishings never arrive after your big move. What to do? Make some stuff to get you by. There are many common things that can be turned into furnishings which can help you along until somebody locates your belongings.
Make a nice little seat by using a five gallon bucket. It’s up to you if you remove the handle or even paint the bucket. Turn it upside-down, lay a pillow on it, and there you go. Right now, your pillow can be anything from a half-stuffed pillowcase to a folded jacket.
With cardboard and tape you can create a temporary kitchen table, bedroom table or another. Turn the cardboard into a cylinder shape or fold it into equal sections to make other shapes. Fold it into three equal sections, bring the ends together, and you have a triangular table. Fold it into four equal sections to make a square table. Simply tape the ends together and choose a table top. The top can be a game board, piece of cardboard, cutting board or something similar. These tables can hold things like lamps, a few dishes, baskets and other objects. Make a different kind of table by using a clothes hamper. Cut a piece of cardboard as the top and use it in the kitchen, bedroom or other area. Don’t have a top you can use? Just turn it upside-down.
Do you have lots of bedding with you but no actual bed? Make one from your linens. If you have carpet you can usually just lay down a couple of blankets. That won’t be too comfy if your floors are hardwood. Lay one flat sheet on the floor, then fold and lay sheets, pillowcases, blankets or other linens. Lay a flat sheet over the top of them all. Tie two corners of the sheets to each other and do this to all four corners. If you have any safety pins you can pin it together between the knots.
Another way to make a bed is to just stuff several pillowcases with linens, coats and similar things. Set them next to each other to make the bed then put heavy objects around the perimeter of the arrangement so that pillows don’t slide. Some things you could use include books, wood, bags of clothing, or boxes of objects you brought along when you moved.
Some homes, when you move in, might have things in the basement or garage, left behind from a home improvement project. If there happens to be a couple of cinder blocks and some wood you can quickly make a temporary bench seat, plant stand, television stand and more.
Moving to a new place can often be an exciting time but not if your furnishings don’t arrive. They will be likely be showing up soon, but for now, you have a bed, a table and a chair.