How to Stay Sane During Renovation

Maybe you aren’t like us.
In fact, you may be thankful you aren’t.
You see, right now our house is a bit of a disaster.
We are simultaneously completely overhauling the guest bathroom and painting the dining room/kitchen.
Read: there is stuff (almost) everywhere.
All the dining room furniture is in the middle of the room.

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There are paint cans all over the laundry room.

IMG_1487Our office and guest room are littered with various supplies to work on the guest bath.
It can make a person crazy. Yes, even a person like me that loves home reno.
Especially because I have recently been on a cleaning kick where I want our home to be simply picked up at all times.
Then this happens.
Well fortunately last week I read this great blog post by the ever- inspiring Nester.

She talked about how having one room in your home that is a sanctuary can save your sanity when you are renovating (or doing a photo shoot in her case).
One room that you keep clean.

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So I’ve been making sure our master bedroom is that sanctuary. We have been making our bed every morning. Picking up our clothes. Keeping our nightstands and bathroom neat. And I even dust and vacuum in there regularly.

IMG_1504Because when you open the door, you see this.

IMG_1483Our bedroom keeps us sane and not hate the life of renovation.

It helps us make it through the mess and hard work when we walk into a clean, neat room and just be. And then crash into bed.

It’s easier to walk through a home littered with the makings of a bathroom when you know there is a place to retreat.

Do you have any other tips for surviving a home renovation without going crazy?

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