3 Ways to keep your sanity during a renovation


When you are renovating your home, stress can quickly get out of hand. You may have other personal issues going on in your life in addition to the renovation which can make things difficult to handle. Fortunately, there are some ways in which you can learn to keep your sanity during a renovation. Here are 3 tips to help you get things back on track.

1. Share the Workload 

It may be tempting to try to do everything yourself, but the truth is that you really can't. If you have family or friends around and they are willing to help, see if they would be able to take on some of the responsibilities of the process. If you let them know what is going on, they will feel like they are more welcome and will be more likely to help you. If they don't directly help you with the renovation, they can help in other ways such as with cleaning, cooking or other routine chores. 

2. Make Sure You Get Enough Rest 

Stress can really spiral out of control when you are not getting enough sleep. If your renovation is under way and there are issues that you have to deal with, make sure that you tackle them after you've had a good night's sleep. You will feel more rested and ready to deal with any challenges. In addition, by getting enough sleep, you won't allow the renovation to wreck your personal life! 

3. Let the Experts Work 

Part of why you might feel stressed during your renovation could be because you are too involved in the process. If you are calling or checking in on the renovation team multiple times per day, you are not giving them the space that they need to work. They are professionals and you hired them, therefore, you should let them do their jobs. If they need your assistance, they will let you know. To give you peace of mind, you can ask for status updates periodically so that you don't have to constantly monitor their progress. 

If the reason why you won’t let them work is because you don’t trust them, you should figure out why you feel that way. If it is simply because you have never done such a project before, feel free to ask the renovation team all of the questions that you need to in order to feel more comfortable. 

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