3 Ways to Help Your Remodel Go Smoothly

Today many people are trying to make better use of the space they have, rather than moving into or building a new home. Remodeling allows you to make the most of the space you have and to add efficiency and beauty to your home. While it’s still a big investment, remodeling is usually less expensive than new construction.

If you’re considering a remodel, you may want to also consider hiring a professional organizer to assist you with the whole process. If the thought of having dinner guests is stressful to you, then the idea of inviting a work crew into your home who will move furniture, rip up flooring, knock out walls, or make your kitchen unusable for a week (or longer) is really scary!

Let’s face it: a remodeling project, whether large or small, invades your life. However, it’s also a fantastic chance to declutter while everything’s topsy-turvy. If you’re removing everything from a room you may as well sort through it all and only put back what you really want to have in your beautiful new space.

How can a professional organizer help you get through a remodel and make the best of it?

1. Planning.

We can help you plan the whole project, including any organizational features you may want to have installed (like closet systems, shelving, or work stations).

2. Preparation.

You’ll want to be able to continue living in your home while the project is going on. Even a day or two without your kitchen can be a big hassle. We can help you prepare by moving everything out of the space, identifying important items you’ll need to keep accessible, and safely storing everything else. If your remodel will take a long time, we can help you set up systems that will allow your household to function well during the whole process.

3. Putting it all away.

While the workers are installing those new hardwood floors or cabinets, it’s the perfect time to sort through everything you removed from the room. We can help you stage a sorting area in the garage or basement. We’ll work alongside you to help you choose what to keep, donate, or throw away. Then we’ll come up with a plan to put it all away, and we’ll help you do that when the remodel is done!

Remodeling is stressful, but don’t let that stop you! Organizers can help relieve the stress, and make the whole project turn out more beautifully than you ever imagined.

Visit our booth at the Whatcom County Home and Garden Show in Lynden, WA the first weekend in March. We’d love to hear about what projects you have planned for your home this year.

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