Forget about spring cleaning, fall and winter time is still a great time to prioritize your home improvement projects and figure out what needs completing. If you’ve put a stop to current projects that are lingering because you’re feeling overwhelmed with the impending holidays or you have too many things to do period, take a deep breath and being to prioritize your home improvement projects. You can complete them one at a time!
Make a List – It’s probably been a while since you looked over your list of possible home projects, huh? That’s okay – when feeling overwhelmed it’s easy to bury the pile at the bottom of a pile of magazines or place it somewhere deep inside of your desk. Make a brand new list and don’t hold back. Instead include it all, from implementing an oak sideboard to redoing a guest bedroom. Write your list on what works best for you – it can be on note cards, in a notebook, or via a list.
Get Rid of Clutter – Next, before you begin on your home renovation projects, it’s important to clean out the clutter first. You might be wondering what decluttering has to do with your current projects that you’d like to start on. By clearing out the current mess out of your house and either donating clutter and odds and ends to the goodwill or selling furniture you no longer use, you’ll be creating a clean and tidy space to work with in every area of your home. Plus, with the money you make from selling furniture you’ll have extra funds to use on your DIY projects!
How Much You’re Willing to Spend – Of course before you go full speed ahead now that you’re motivated to get going on projects, you need to consider your budget first. Add up what you’re willing to spend and add the cost of each project to your list. If you can only afford to start a few projects first that’s fine – it’s better than going into debt because that would be counter productive. Go for projects where you will get the biggest bang for your buck and feel accomplished when you’re able to check off one task at a time that’s on your list!
Sierra is a freelance writer and owner of Paige One. She enjoys making lists so that her home projects can be completed on time.