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Have you ever found yourself in the middle of chaos in your living space? You know it will end in the very near future, and yet you look around and realize there is so much to be done! Homeowners (and renters alike) take on projects and improvements to beautify their homes, but somewhere in the crossroads of it all one can quickly feel overwhelmed. If you are in the middle of a project in your home, or will embark on one in the near future, here are some tips to get you through it:

1. Take a deep breath: The chaos won’t last forever. Remember the end result, and focus on it. Think big picture!

2. Do what you can for now: Clearly the process of your project is going to take time. Do little things that are within your control to tidy up or keep the chaos tornado from obliterating your entire space!

3. Enjoy the process: Take pictures, document your progress and make sure to savor the journey. Take a moment to look around and see the changes taking place. You may be surprised at what you notice!

Happy improving!

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