Five Ways to Take the Stress Out of a DIY Home Remodel

Whether it’s to keep things fresh or in preparation for a move, there’s nothing more invigorating than a DIY home remodel. But, there’s also nothing more exhausting. Here’s what to do if the process becomes too overwhelming.

Prioritize and Itemize

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Instead of trying to do everything at once, write down everything that needs to be done and then prioritize tasks by what needs accomplishing first. To keep it as simple as possible, remove anything irrelevant from the space, putting unnecessary items into temporary storage.

Ask for Help

For some people, asking for a helping hand is a difficult task in and of itself. It’s important to ask friends and loved ones for support where they shine, especially if they’re experts at certain remodeling tasks. It can even help to have someone over for emotional support to keep the mood light.

Use the Latest Technology

DIY projects have come a long way in recent years, and that’s due in part to technology. DIY tech includes helpful apps that can organize tasks, assist in budgeting, and even differentiate specific screw sizes. Use technology to track purchases, take notes, and remember small details like the names of paint colors. If technology isn’t the right fit, a good old-fashioned binder will do.

Keep It Light

DIY projects can be enjoyable. But unfortunately, there will always be moments when the desire to give up is overwhelming. When those moments come, remember what the end goal is and why the project is being done in the first place. If that doesn’t work, turn up some tunes, listen to a stand-up comedian, and keep family and friends around to keep morale high.

Start Small on DIY Projects

No one wakes up able to complete DIY projects with no practice. Try starting small on DIY projects, focusing on simpler tasks before working up to bigger goals. For example, focus on remodeling projects like sanding and refinishing before attempting to move on to more difficult projects like building things from scratch.

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