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Don’t Be Stressed While Fixing Your Home

Doing some maintenance at home or even a major renovation takes a lot of effort and time thus sometimes, it’s taking a toll on our health and life. Well, who said it’s that easy?! It’s never easy more so if you’re the only one managing all that.

But, you know things need to be done and no matter how stressful it may be, you just gotta make things happen, right?

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So, to make this endevour a pleasant undertaking, below are some tips to do the work with a big smile and sunny disposition:

  • Prepare and plan your daily work. This will lessen the mistakes thus saving ample time for any other additional touch-ups. Go on a research hunt and watch videos on youtube about a forthcoming project for the kitchen. It helps to know what exactly you’ll do or even just to help you remember how to varnish the cabinets properly.
  • Know what perfect materials and tools to use. It’s bad that you’re wasting money by choosing something that won’t fit or match like a handle bar. Also, canvass for cheaper but durable materials, to help you save on money. You can check out sample handles at reidsupply.com or any hardware near you.
  • Ask for professional help if you have an extra budget.
  • Ask your family for help. It’s always a happy time when the whole family lends a helping hand. Plus, you can make this sort of a bonding and learning time. You get to teach your children how to value house chores and use tools properly so that when they are all grown up, they’ll be better persons.
  • If you are short on the budget and cannot afford to pay too many workers, you can also ask friends and even the entire community (if you are an active member) to pitch in and help with minor tasks. This will lessen the stress and worries about finances and you also get to do things together. But, make sure that when they need you, to return the favour or be the talk of the town for not helping.
  • Put on some great music! Make those helping you dance and sway to the beat while hammering your soon to be kitchen table! Music especially if they’re fave ones can eliminate tension and stress and make work lighter.
  • It’s not bad to take a break once in a while. Prepare some snacks and cold lemonade while chatting. Take your mind away from the task for the meantime and enjoy the company.
  • When no one’s available to help and you are all alone, don’t fret coz you can still make this an enjoyable stint. Play your favourite fast songs and sway your hips while working steadily. You’ll be amazed how fast you were able to finish painting that cup board! Also, music can take away stress and helps you forget any pending problems with the home improvement plan.

When everything’s in place and your portion of the house has been renovated, it’s time to shake it and have a small tea party for all those who helped you make your dream kitchen come true.

Finally, you deserve some R&R in the nearby salon or spa. Go ahead and tend to those aching muscles and rest it easy for a few days.

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14 Comments

  1. chelesa sims says:

    Thank you for the tips . When my parents had their house remolded ,I lived there and it was chaos.Only one bathroom at the time between 6 people and everyone had to go to work and school after it was done though,it was amazing with 3 bathrooms

  2. Maria Iemma says:

    I am getting ready to start remodeling the kitchen and I am in a state of panic at the mess, being without a kitchen for 5 weeks….I wish I could calm down. Perhaps when things start and I see progress I will be able to relax.

  3. Elle Briarson says:

    Great post! It is stressful upgrading your home! Great tips!

  4. I totally agree on putting some great music specially those favorite ones while fixing something at our home. That’s what my hubby usually do when he do repairs at home. Its less stressful, serious and boring! 🙂

  5. What Lovely Cabnet,s seems to be a lot of work going on remodels now. Thank You. Jerri Davis

  6. desiree says:

    my gf did the same thing and then the floor but instead of buying new went to the habitat humanity had them for under 100 dollaars

  7. lisa says:

    All very good tips. It’s easy to get in too deep. Sometimes you have to call in a pro.

  8. The music part is so true. The dishes don’t even get done at my house without music playing.
    Don’t be too hard on yourself if you don’t get everything that you want done finished that day.

  9. I love working to music. I do that a lot when I’m cleaning. This sounds like a great idea, to have friends help out, put on music, have a lemonade break. Great ideas!

  10. Yes, a renovation is indeed stressful! I can’t begin to describe the mess, chaos, panic, anxiety…

    Love the music tip! Now, why didn’t I think of that when we were fixing our home???!!!! LOL!

  11. Maria Iemma says:

    I am in the midsts of a kitchen renovation and I am trying to keep calm while my house is a horrible mess….

  12. Donna Martin says:

    If the dream of renovation isn’t affordable, consider doing your renovation in stages or one room at a time.

  13. Mary Withrow says:

    There is always going to be stress but how you deal with it is important to you and everyone around you! Kitchens and baths are always hard because they are used the most often

  14. md Kennedy says:

    Last February we had our master bath redone – completely stripped to the studs and cement floor and rebuilt. Talking of stress! And we planned extremely well, even booking a room in our condo building to take the cat for hours at a time so he wouldn’t be stressed by all of the activity and noise. The reliever? Knowing that it would be beautiful when we finished – and it was!

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