Posted on: 4 October 2017Share
Renovating your home is one of those things that is worthwhile in the long run, but makes your life much harder in the short-term. Renovations make your home more beautiful and functional, but the noise, mess, and chaos of home construction can be really hard to deal with. Follow these tips for getting through your home renovations as calmly and with as little stress as possible:
Rent a Dumpster
Renting a dumpster will help you minimize the amount of construction waste that is taking up space, while also saving you time and gas money since you won't have to make multiple trips to a landfill. Simply have your contractors throw the old fixtures, flooring, drywall, or other renovation waste into the dumpster as they work to keep the chaos in your home to a minimum.
When the home renovation project is complete, you can just call the dumpster service and have them come remove it for you. This may end up being the easiest thing about your whole renovation project!
Create a Predictable Routine
To counteract the feeling of your life being thrown into chaos, it's important to create a predictable routine for you and your family. This is especially important for children, who thrive in a more structured environment and can feel overwhelmed by their home being turned into a construction zone. Take advantage of the stretches of time before and after construction begins each day and plan meal times, homework time, and bedtime rituals accordingly.
Make sure the contractors are aware of their expected schedule, both on a daily basis and as far as the overall timeline goes. It's easier to deal with the chaos when you know there is an end in sight, both each day and in the long run.
Protect Your Home from Construction Dust
To keep things tidy and decrease the amount of clean-up you'll need to do after the renovations, try to protect your home from construction dust as much as possible. Lay down plastic sheeting, tarps, or even cardboard for the workers to walk on and to keep the dust contained. You can throw this material in the rental dumpster and replace it whenever the dust feels like too much.
Getting through a home renovation doesn't have to be a terrible experience. Following these tips will help you and your family get through the stress of a major home renovation with your sanity intact.