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Tips For Living Through A Reno

Lucyshyns Designs - interior designer Ontario, Canada shares her tips for living through a reno with a family.

If you know, you know: living through a reno can be one of the most trying and stressful times for a family. The Lucyshyn clan has been there one or two times before. And girl, that ish can be TOUGH!

And I kinda get it from both sides - my family and I are living through a remodeling, and with our Lucyshyns Contracting & Lucyshyns Designs businesses, we are always helping our clients through the process of building and remodeling homes.

So I’ve put together my top 10 tips for living through a reno so that you can make this time are stress-free as possible!

My 10 Tips For Living Through A Reno

1. Set a calendar with your contractors

Ok - this one is SO important! Be as communicative with your contractors as possible. Before your project, sit down with your contractors and set the start date and the tentative end date for your project. Your contractors should be able to give your a day-by-day breakdown of what’s getting done so that you can, ya know, plan your life! Side note: understand that things will go off-schedule sometimes. It’s the nature of the beast. So be as flexible as you can, and again - be communicative with each other!

If you need more information about planning and organizing for a home renovation, check out this article by The Spruce here!

2. Organization is KEY

If you know me, you know that I’m basically the bin-queen. I love home organization. It keeps my anxiety at bay and my house peaceful and collected. And when you’re living through a reno, organization has never been more critical. When you’re packing up a room and relocating, separate out the things you DON’T need during the renovation process. Keep out and relocate the things you DO need during your remodeling, and organize your temporary holding spaces. This is DEFINITELY help when you're running late and need to know where your three-year-old’s favorite dinosaur toy is STAT!

3. Pack away things that need to be protected

Whether is valuables, sentimental items, or delicate breakable things - carefully pack and store any items that should be protected during your reno. Trust me - you’ll thank me later!