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Renovation Chaos

This week has presented a very real dilemma for me personally…bathroom renovations!  Not just any bathroom renovation, but emergency bathroom renovations.  By emergency, I mean unplanned and chaotic.  I have been telling my family that if it isn't completed soon I might have a stroke from the constant long-term high blood pressure.  I have been living in chaos for a week.  So in honor of my chaos, I am going to give you some ways to organize and manage a planned remodel.

When a remodel is on the calendar, begin by removing the things from the area that will be needed from the space.  Take into consideration that however long the project is intended to take, plan for at least twice as long.  If your remodel is a kitchen, make sure that your coffee maker, microwave, and necessities are where they can be easily accessed.  If such items need to be boxed up, be sure and label the box as "Necessities" or something similar.

Next, systematically box up all of the other items.  Think about the items as you would find them at the grocery store…if you need vinegar, it would probably be with the pickles and so on.  Be sure and label the boxes.  As you are loading the boxes, keep in mind that you really do not want to keep items that are not of any use to you.  If you have an amazing Pampered Chef apple corer but would rather buy an apple pie than make one, consider letting it go.

During the process, make sure you have a sacred space in the home where order can remain and where you can escape to have some time free of the chaos.  All things considered, this is the number one most important aspect of living with a renovation or remodel.

Plan ahead as much as possible and be prepared for anything – even razor blades dropped into the wall from an ancient medicine cabinet with a Razor slot.

Have a Neat day!

Jennifer Snyder
Neat as a Pin Organizing Experts
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Jennifer Snyder

Jennifer Snyder

My name is Jennifer Snyder CPO, Chief Executive Organizer of Neat as a Pin Organizing Experts, a Waco-based company of Professional Organizers that is not only focused on organizing the clutter in your home or office but also clutter of the heart and mind. 

I am happy that you are taking an interest in the benefits of getting your home and life organized.  Living an organized life is for everyone!

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