5 Ways to Successfully Handle Multiple Renovation Projects

by

Do you love renovating?

But struggle to keep all the different projects organized?

Same!

Let me share a few reno tips with you.

Here are five ways to successfully juggle multiple home renovation projects.

My life seems to be centered on all things home, and I’m consistently envisioning new ways to improve our living spaces.

Because of this I always have several DIY projects going at the same time in our house.

This can get hectic, but I’ve learned to compartmentalize each project and have found ways to make juggling multiple home projects at once more successful.

Wanted to share a few with you.

Five ways to successfully juggle multiple home renovation projects.

1. Write home projects down.

It’s basic and key, make a project list and put it in your phone so it doesn’t get lost, then write that same list down in a notebook.

Take notes on shopping lists, design concepts, work timeline, and anything else about your projects need to get out of your head and onto paper.

I’ve read studies that have found the best way to organize your thoughts is to write your thoughts down. This is true for me and essential to keeping track of the many plans and home projects I have as well as what needs to be done and when. 

multiple renovation projects complete

multiple renovation projects juggle

2.  Take photos of your Renovation.

I’ve learned over the years that I can easily become frustrated and depressed because the slow pace of certain home projects. 

Taking a before photo is essential to see where you started, but progress photos are equally important for me.

When I started taking photos and progress pictures it really encouraged me to keep going, and appreciate how far each project has come.

3. Talk about your renovation.

Another way to successfully handle multiple renovation projects is to tell people about your plans.

Accountability is usually what gets me up and going when I’m tired and have no interest in working on my home.

If I’ve told my Instagram followers or blog readers that I hope to get a project done in a certain amount of time, it holds me accountable to that goal.

In That same vein, your encouragement and ideas are one of the best things about sharing my home renovation journey.

multiple renovation projects manage

multiple renovation projects diy

 

4.  Work on more than one project at a time, but not too many.

I have five renovation or DIY projects going on in my home right now, and that’s not including organization and cleaning projects. 

Some of these jobs are big and some are small. Knowing your own personal threshold for disorder (because renovation and DIY bring disorder) is important in knowing how many projects you take on at one time. Touching on too many projects in one day is overwhelming for me. My sweet spot is working on three projects a day.

This way each project gets a good amount of time spent on it instead of me flitting from one project to the next, and not really moving ahead.

I also know from experience I need a certain amount of order in our home and I can pull out house together enough to be at peace when I don’t have too many projects going on at once.  Know your active project number.

multiple renovation projects how to handle

5.  Celebrate your accomplishments!  

Lastly, it takes a lot to finish a home project so when you’ve finished one celebrate it’s completion!

Have a little party, brag to a friend or give yourself a high five.

Whatever you do, make sure you celebrate the fact you successfully handled multiple renovation projects.  Sometimes my family will have a bonfire and roast marshmallows, sometimes I’ll just sit and gaze at whatever project it is I finished with a glass of sparkling grape juice. 

By taking a moment to acknowledge a project’s end, you avoid turning what should be a rewarding experience into an endless list of “to do’s”. 

Always celebrate and give thanks for being able to finish a home project.  

How about you guys?  Any ideas on how to keep multiple home projects moving, and get to the finish line of home design?

Let’s share and inspire each other!

xo maria

MORE HOME RENOVATION 

Here are some of my favorite DIY and renovation helpers.

 

Disclosure: Affiliate links in this post allow me to receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

2 Comments

  1. Kim

    I can totally relate to this! At the moment I have curtains, a kitchen sink skirt, a new bathroom door and gardening projects in process. It’s can get overwhelming! Thanks for the tips to keep me on track, accountable and energized! 😊

    Reply
    • Maria Kamara

      Hi Kim! I can’t wait to see your projects, you always have the best ideas. Happy Friday!

      Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Welcome to Pure Happy Home! A home design and DIY blog encouraging and helping you to design spaces you love. Here you’ll find budget makeovers, design tips and creative ideas you can apply to your home. Follow along as our family of 7 works to make our home more beautiful and our relationships closer.

CATEGORIES

TAGS

RECENT POSTS

One Skirt, Four Seasons: How to Style a Long Skirt Year Round

One Skirt, Four Seasons: How to Style a Long Skirt Year Round

A fashion hack I use a lot is that I style a long skirt year round. This skirt is so versatile and the best fashion purchase! Let me show you why. One Skirt, Four Seasons: How to Style a Long Skirt Year Round If living in Michigan has taught me anything it's how to...

How to Install a Bedroom Ceiling Fan

How to Install a Bedroom Ceiling Fan

In this post I'll be sharing how to install a bedroom ceiling fan. One of the projects Jeremy and I put off for far too long was installing our bedroom ceiling fan. In our last home we loved our ceiling fan, so why oh why did it take us until now to get this beauty of...

Style a Kitchen Island with Simple and Affordable Decor

Style a Kitchen Island with Simple and Affordable Decor

Today I'm showing you how I style a kitchen island with simple and affordable decor.  When I say affordable I'm talking about using things you already own, yet applying them in different ways. And when I say simple, I mean they might already be right in your kitchen....

GET YOUR FREE GUIDE

5 Easy Home Tips for Hosting Guests

Recent Posts

Turkish Spinach and Eggs Recipe – Ispanakli Yumurta

Turkish Spinach and Eggs Recipe – Ispanakli Yumurta

Tired of the same old breakfast fare? This Turkish Spinach and Eggs recipe is the breakfast dish you didn't know you needed. We had this over the weekend and I am still amazed at how easy it was to put together. Not only that it has the most full flavor and robust...

One Skirt, Four Seasons: How to Style a Long Skirt Year Round

One Skirt, Four Seasons: How to Style a Long Skirt Year Round

A fashion hack I use a lot is that I style a long skirt year round. This skirt is so versatile and the best fashion purchase! Let me show you why. One Skirt, Four Seasons: How to Style a Long Skirt Year Round If living in Michigan has taught me anything it's how to...

How to Install a Bedroom Ceiling Fan

How to Install a Bedroom Ceiling Fan

In this post I'll be sharing how to install a bedroom ceiling fan. One of the projects Jeremy and I put off for far too long was installing our bedroom ceiling fan. In our last home we loved our ceiling fan, so why oh why did it take us until now to get this beauty of...