Decorating your home can end up being a stressful time, whether you’re going for a large remodel or a simple paint job. To decorate with a bit less stress, you can follow our tips to make it all go a bit smoother.
Tackle one Room at a time
Trying to do too much at once can end up making it all a lot trickier, as you feel like none of the rooms are complete. For this reason, it can be a lot better to tackle one room at one time, only moving onto the next when that room has been completed. This is allows you to feel like your project is progressing and you have finished rooms to relax in when you need a break from decorating.
This is a best possible scenario that might not always be the case, if you’re doing plumbing or electrical work it can be more cost effective to do this all at once. In this case, many people find it easier to stay with a relative while the biggest jobs are ongoing.
Using dust sheets and foot protectors reduces the mess during the process massively. Companies like TRIMACO® have a huge catalogue of different items at a range of prices that you can use to prevent paint splashes, dust and plaster from ruining your furnishings, even on a small budget. Cleaning up the mess of decorating can feel like a bigger job than the decorating itself!
Some tradesmen that come to your home to help out might not be prepared, so it helps to have these to hand. Then you won’t need to spend hours scrubbing your carpet thereafter! But we also have some great DIY carpet shampoo ideas that would be helpful.
Plan in Advance
Having a plan in place to get your redecorating done is the best practice. This will push you to keep on going, even when you feel like the end of the decorating will never come! You can schedule in your tasks on a calendar and this will motivate you to keep the decorating going, even when you’re feeling run down.
Of course, plans don’t always work out quite that way, but having some sense of how long each task will take and when you’ll fit it in will give you an idea of where you’re going. There are even apps that you can use to share your schedule with anyone else that’s helping you on the project.
Know your Limits
While you might want to take a DIY approach to every element of your redecoration, you should also know when it’s time to hand over to a professional. Electrical, gas and water works should be handled only by someone that knows what they’re doing. This can affect your home if something goes wrong and you might even endanger someone else if you try to cut corners.
If you need to hand over to a professional, just do your research and make sure they know what they’re doing.
If you bear these tips in mind, you can make sure your redecoration goes to plan – which in ruen will make things much less stressful for you.