1. Think of the project as a new diet. Who needs
not lose at least five pounds? This is a way to do it. Between running shops all day and night, meeting with contractors, inspecting the work, searching the Western world for the light fantastic, who has time to eat? Provided they do not sabotage this new diet program, unorthodox, with McDonalds drive through, you're good to lose five pounds. Whether you are a masochistic type that is part of the work yourself – is painting, tiling, landscaping the yard – you can count on another five to ten pounds of weight loss. Just think, you can be unhappy, frustrated, exhausted, nd down right cynical about the good of humanity, but the jeans fit well
Writing checks as aerobic exercise.
These exercises are good for toning the wrist and fingers. Usually made jerky frantic as she runs out the door in the morning, while companies are breathing down your neck and your children are outperforming others with boxes of freshly prepared food, stress and frantic activity are sure to increase the frequency heart for a good hour. Quietly grumbling that the plumber, electrician, or whatever, it is not really worth that much money adds greater intensity and calorie burn to this little publicized exercise regime.
Yes, even the most ardent shopper will fear to set foot in any store. This affliction starts innocently as he goes in search of lighting fixtures. How hard can it be? Difficult. Both the necessary light was sent from Yugoslavia and will not arrive until the youngest child gets home, or simply can not find the one you want. You can purchase any lighting and electrical store you know. You will find Home Depot. Pursued hardware. And then there's taps. Centers sink, faucets, finishes, special orders. What is all this? And the cost. You might think that was to equip the building of a former third world dictator. Of course, no carpet, tile, hardwood floors, stairs, walls, windows. Just. And she thought it was a pain to collect candy and treats from the table cakes for your wedding
1000 After his trip to Home Depot (or Lowes or Menards or whatever), plus all the other trips he made to the parts that should not count as shopping (toilet seats, for example), you've had. Your friends will not be able to corrupt review latest sale at Bloomingdales. You'll think better when you can choose "fun" things like paint, wallpaper, curtains, draperies, furniture – but do not bet on it. At this point, the pressure to make your home look like something more than an empty rat maze will counteract any joy in shopping. Spend so much has never been an unhappy experience. Therefore, when your house gets halfway presentable, they refuse to buy again – even at the supermarket – for at least six months. The money saved during this commercial break will be enough to resume this previously pleasant pastime
again without guilt.
4. Impress your friends with obscure facts.
Only those who built or remodeled their home can explain the fluid dynamics of a real turning cologne. Or cite the International Building Code requires that no more than 6 'between electrical outlets. Or brag that triple glazed windows are really the wave of the future for the technology of light-emitting devices. Do you understand what I mean?
5. Pride in their new creative skills.
will discover a creative side that no one knew existed. Like how to wash dishes in the bathtub. And how to make a complete meal for a family of four using nothing more than a toaster and hot plate. Or how to fit an entire family in a house smaller than your first apartment. They say necessity is the mother of invention. This is probably true, but I also think that the only thing that separates modern and pioneer life is just a renovation project the kitchen or bathroom.
6. Shout to someone other than their children – and feel guilty.
Honestly, as a modern woman trying to juggle the running of our homes, perhaps, a job, and future aspirations of Olympic football of our children, which is the primary need to shout. Someone. Nobody. Often our spouse and children suffer from this need of ours to release pent up negative energy generated from nothing more than some miniature human leaving smelly gym shoes on the kitchen table. (Ok, that probably deserves a little 'shout – we eat in this table) But when you remodel your home, you have a whole cast of characters – and believe me, are people – commonly deserves a good cry now and then . They like to say when you pulled the fire because they thought it looked good. Or when you see a mistake made three weeks requires half of the house to be demolished, in order to repair ago. Yelling is not immature or as a result of an excess of estrogen, that is the therapy.
Band outside (finally) your partner treasure [fill in the blank] from his bachelor days.
know what I mean. It could be half-naked poster did not get rid of. Or his collection of exotic beer cans. Or all of his Sports Illustrated magazines from the Chicago Bears last won the Superbowl. Now is a fantastic time to get rid of. If you must leave your home while the renovation is done, or are moving into a new home, such an opportune time that will never happen again. Let's say you do not fit in the house for rent. And 'this or his golf clubs. Remember gently sentimental theme actually serves as a reminder of his advanced age. Anything. Desaste that. It will be a positive one can remember when the stress of restructuring makes you feel that this project was the biggest mistake of his life.
Grow closer to your family by sharing bathroom forced.
The saying goes that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Perhaps expert who knew I had to share a closet sized bathroom with three children and a wife. In fact, there is no better way to create the intimacy of a family all trying to get ready for tomorrow in the same space "7'x 5. You will learn interesting new things for their children – like toilet paper is purely optional for small children. You will discover that no bond quite like the one created when the whole family brushing their teeth in the same sink. You will realize why the older generation of his family only wash your hair once a. Week instead of dealing with the time shared bathroom more importantly, no longer yelling at your kids to hurry to school were given -. Which is standing by your side
9. Earn free flights around. Shopping
As is true (and a little 'embarrassed) the only practical survival tip here, get an air miles credit card Upload many things about her -. Lights, plumbing, windows, doors, wood, carpet. The windows can only be obtained in the vicinity of a free ride. If you choose to share your miles with anyone else in the family or escape by yourself in a world of quiet solitude and, preferably, an open bar, it is entirely up to you.
Some good entrepreneurs looking and feeling like I was back 15 years.
Hey, guys get a whole chain of restaurants and bars where the main attraction is busty waitresses in tight shirts (sirens). Because we girls are a bit 'of eye candy from time to time? Moreover, it is a productivity tool. You will be more likely to inspect the work or meet the architect if some young, fit, handsome men there are – especially in the summer months when shirts tend to be optional. For example, once we hired a crew coverage of male model wannabees for a house we built. My husband called the "Beefcake Roofers." He has created a stir in the neighborhood that summer. Let me tell you, he did run to go through the house to review the trade notes early in the morning a bit 'more interesting … And much more fun.
Finally, remember, the end result of your new home will be worth the aggravation of the process. Also, think of all the good stories you can tell.