Are You Remodeling During the Holidays?
It’s about that time of the year and the holidays are right around the corner. This is already a stressful time for getting your Christmas shopping done or hosting a family gathering but home remodels during this time is on a whole new level of chaos. If this sounds like you and want to complete a remodel during the holidays, this post will guide you on how to stay sane and get everything done while enjoying the holiday season.
To avoid losing track of project deadlines, try making a list of things you need regular access to throughout the remodel. If you are remodeling a kitchen, try moving some of your regular kitchen temporarily away from the remodel. You can set up your coffee pot, microwave and even a mini fridge in a separate room for the time being. If the remodel is in your bathroom, you could move your every day products to a different spot for easier access or if the remodel is a bedroom, use an alternative space to make yours in a different part of the home.
If a kitchen transformation is what you want to remodel, meal prepping is a great way to plan ahead. If you meal prep and store home cooked meals in the freezer before the beginning of the remodel, all you have to do is pull it out and stick it in the microwave. It will make you feel more relaxed to not worry about cooking dinner during the renovation. You can also keep take out restaurant menus and coupons in a place you will remember that is easy to access. If you are remodeling your bathroom and do not have a second one in the home, make sure you have made arrangements ahead of time.
Communicate with your Contractor
To avoid adding unwanted stress to your busy life during the holidays, make sure you communicate with your contractor regarding any concerns you may have before the project begins. If time is a huge factor for you, make sure communicate when you want the process to start, how long they can work in a day, where they should park when at your home, and where to dispose trash during the remodel. By getting these questions out of the way, it can make you feel more at ease and will avoid any issues or miscommunication between you and your contractor.
Keep Your Head Up
We know the holidays can be stressful especially during a remodel at this time. However, this is a great time to get your project done. Try setting up a bulletin board to help you keep track of the progress on your remodel. You could also create a list of steps needed for the project and check them off as they get completed. This will keep your eye on the prize and help reduce unwanted stress. Sure, any remodel during the holidays may test your patience but by trying these tips to get you ready before the process begins, you are surely going to feel more excited than anything. So, stay organized and relaxed as best as you because after all, it is the holiday season.
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