How To Prevent Chaos During A Remodel

This is a guest post from Mike James.

Remodeling projects are exciting. You’re going to get a whole new and functioning part of your house freshened with modernized materials and the style of your own choosing. The only problem is that the remodeling process can be very disrupting and result in a little bit of chaos and a huge mess. The good news is that there are a few things you can do to help keep the upset to a minimum. Read along and check out our tried and true tips.

1. Spend a good amount of time preparing for the construction. Remove everything from that area and put it all in containers and boxes. Don’t leave any loose items strewn about or try and drag stuff into another room.

2. Depending upon the area that is being remodeled, you may want to consider a small, personal storage unit. Whenever an area of the interior is being remodeled, the items that used to live in that area end up overflowing into other parts of the house. You and your family wind up tripping all over them or stuffing things where they don’t belong, and everything is cramped and uncomfortable. If you put everything into a storage unit, the rest of the house stays the same, and the construction area is the only area that is changed.

3. If the remodeling area is a bathroom that is used on a daily basis, work out a set shower schedule in your household. There will be less frustration if each family member isn’t fighting over bathroom time.

4. Kitchen remodeling can be frustrating because how are you supposed to eat? When you’re packing everything up, make sure to create one box of ‘now’ items: a set of plates, glasses, mugs, and silverware that is enough for the family. This way when you’re eating take-out you won’t feel like you’re eating out of a box or wrapper every night till the remodel is finished.

Don’t let the remodeling process frustrate you if you prepare and organize your stuff and put it in a place that is out of the way. The chaos can be compartmentalized to one area of the house thereby making all of the other space unchanged and livable.

Author’s Bio: Working with self storage users all over the United States, Mike James helps customers store their stuff in places like a self storage unit in Philadelphia and in a Richmond self storage facility. When Mike is away from the office, you can find him playing with his kids, hiking or working on the current home improvement project.

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