How to Stay Sane? Tip 1: Make a List

I’m thrilled that the day has come for our kitchen remodel, but I alternate between panic, overwhelm and excitement.

How am I keeping my sanity? With two of my favorite strategies.

#1:  I have been making a list…or lists in this case. For this project my lists included:

  • what we needed to pack away
  • areas I had to clear out
  • what we needed to move to set up our temporary kitchen
  • miscellaneous things we needed to do to get ready
  • questions to ask the contractors
  • items we had to shop for

Keeping a list helps me keep it all together. And there is a the feeling of accomplishment when something gets crossed off. How do you use lists?

Stay tuned for #2 later this week.