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Please share your top tips for staying sane while doing renovations!

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GrendelsMum Mon 10-Aug-09 17:16:32

We're only in week 3 (?) of building works, and already DH is seriously stressed. Can we please have top tips for staying sane while doing renovations?

My husband would like to contribute

1) Don't read 'beautiful home' type magazines when you're knee-deep in dust yourself

And I have

2) Have lots of cake and chocolate in the house

Any more... helpful... suggestions?

saadia Mon 10-Aug-09 17:28:28

1) move out to relatives
2) keep ready meals in the freezer

What are you having done?

noddyholder Mon 10-Aug-09 17:32:22

Have one room reasonably calm.Clean,no building paraphernalia with comfy sofa tv kettle microwave etc and go in there every night after bath/shower and chill for a while!Or move out!I have done it 10 times but I love it.having a bit of a sanctuary in the evening helps.

AxisofEvil Mon 10-Aug-09 17:58:59

Sounds basic but keep reminding yourself why you're doing this and that it will be worth it in the end.

DaisymooSteiner Mon 10-Aug-09 21:57:57

I just pretend it's not really happening! Head in sand girl, me.

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