Living in Disarray | My Renovation Life

Im going to get a bit personal here. My life feels like its been in disarray for the past almost 6 months… hmmm maybe even 7.

A renovation which was anticipated to be “simple”, has been a challenge. A reminder of why we moved from our first home… to get away from the massive extensive renovations!

With the idea of removing the old flat carpet downstairs and installing nice laminate turned into completely gutting rooms of carpet, drywall, insulation, framing and then having to properly seal, insulate and re-construct! With each room we have renovated things have gotten worse 😦  Its busy when you are both working full time and me building my doTERRA Wellness Business as well.

In the couple weeks Ive felt low on energy, unmotivated and a very blah feeling. It feels like we’ve been living in disarray the entire renovation process. Clutter is not good for my own well-being, it feels suffocating, overwhelming, and anxious.

Here is a glimpse into my family room… GAH!!!

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This is the result of moving two complete bedrooms into the family room while renovating them completely. Then having to completely gut the bathroom as well – which is still only 1/2 done.

Too much stuff!

Need for organization!

Such an overwhelming feeling – where to even begin!

If I am feeling like this… how the heck is this affecting my kids?

They thrive on organization, they are much more self sufficient when everything has a place and they each have their own space. This disarray weight has already begun to show in the kids as well. They haven’t been as happy as they have been. We’ve noticed this, we’ve talked about it, about being more organized, about doing this and that or what needs to be done.Its been too easy this summer – with the amazing weather we’ve been having – to just “do it later”…

For all of our own mental health and wellbeing this has now officially become the MAIN focus for our family – together.

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The first significant step is recognizing and admitting… This is crazy overwhelming to me! From gutting room by room downstairs to pulling ALL the brick off the back of our house… thanks water damage! Sigh…

The good news is our local Cancer Patient Services Thrift Store will be getting a lot of great donations to find a more functional and suitable home to suit each item!

I envision the end, I can picture it in my mind. Its so close I can feel how amazing it feels to come home and be able to relax and hang out together vs having a list of on-going projects and renovations.

I honestly thought it was overwhelming in our first house when we renovated our livingroom in the first house… a fun flash back!

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And the living room was after the extensive reno of the entire 2nd floor to transform into our master suite!

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What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger… hell freaking ya!

Thankfully these were both done before kids… however while also trying to conceive (during the master reno) and then pregnant while during the living room reno!  Apparently we were destined to renovate and customize our dream home and here we are… finally “at home” at last!

The time is now to bite the bullet and dig in… with working together as a family to keep the daily life rolling forward more smoothly and gettin ‘er done!

Tonight we all pitched in… I had Peace in the diffuser and although it looks slightly more in disarray now, we made significant progress… to be continued!

I can do this. We can do this. My goal for our family is 1 year… to be all done and sitting in the sun!

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