Keep Communicating With Them
It’s important that you don’t leave your kids out of the loop. No matter how old they are, they deserve to know what exactly is happening and what changes are going to be made to their home. If you have younger kids, they might be disconcerted by the changes that are happening in their normal environment – and if you have older kids, then it’s a good idea to ask them for their opinions on any changes you want to make. After all, it’s their home too – and they might have some great ideas that you can use.
Find The Right Contractors
If you get the right contractors, then your home improvements will be made a whole lot easier. Make sure that you talk to them before you actually hire them and that you get recommendations from your friends and family. The quest to find contractors can be a long and often difficult one – but you owe it to your kids to go for quality over cheapness, and to go with a firm that’s known for being reliable.
Plan Meals Carefully
If you’re getting your kitchen renovated, then meal time can be a challenge, to say the least. That means it’s important to ensure that you plan as much as you can – and that you don’t expect too much from yourself. If you don’t have a hob, then you probably won’t be able to produce any four course gourmet feasts. Instead, keep it simple – go for cold food like sandwiches, cut up vegetables, and fruit for dessert. If your whole kitchen’s going to be out of action then why not purchase or rent a mini fridge that you can keep elsewhere? That means that you can keep essentials like juice and yoghurt for breakfast time. Finally, don’t beat yourself up too much – get takeout a couple of nights. You deserve it.
Make It Fun
If your house is in a state of uproar then you might feel as though your mental state is too. It’s hard when you can’t use your usual facilities and when it feels as though everything’s a mess and covered with that pesky fine layer of dust. For the sake of your kids, it’s time to grit your teeth and pretend like it isn’t nearly as difficult as it actually is. Bad moods can transfer to them and you know that’ll make your life ten times harder! Eat dinner on the floor like a picnic and squeeze everyone into your bed to watch TV in the evenings – it’ll be over in no time.
It’s Sleepover Time!
If push comes to shove and your home is simply too hectic or dangerous for your kids to be in while you’re having renovations then don’t shy away from arranging sleepovers for them with your nearest and dearest, like their best friends or your parents. Send their favorite stuffed animals along with them and make sure that they know they can call you to say good night and that they can come home if they feel homesick. Chances are, they’ll have the time of their life!
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