Where a common sense solution pops in your head for no reason. You've had the problem for years, maybe. And the solution was sitting right beside you (or under you) that whole time. But you just couldn't see it.
Then you do.
And life gets a little easier.
I had one of these moments in our living room, recently.
Problem: Watching TV together doesn't feel all that together, because I'm on the couch and Michael is in his wheelchair. We want to snuggle, but it's a big production of transferring and lifting and pushing and pulling and nudging and a hurting lower back when it's time to get him back into his chair because it's like lifting 150 lbs of dead weight from a low angle (ouchers) and tossing it up and to the side.
Solution: Take the cushion from the arm chair and put it on his side of the couch. Makes a higher seat for him on the couch. Higher = easier to transfer him into AND more importantly, easier to transfer him OUT of.
And we enjoyed our snuggle time.
We did this one other time since taking these pictures, and that time, we had the wheelchair facing the other direction and I learned that it is very important to go with your strong side on this transfer. My strong side is the right. No two transfers are the same, remember that. But, I have found that if I move him TOWARD my strong side for the more awkward transfer (in this case, the more awkward transfer is TO the couch) then there will be a lot fewer "pull my pocket here"/having him bend over and pull his jeans at the back to scoot him in, etc. And it's all of that stuff that is hard on your body, because those motions are so not natural.
So, try it.
Double stack your couch cushions.
Transfer TO your strong side.
And enjoy some love seat snuggles together.