Remodeling your home can cause such a mix of emotions. There are so many different factors that go into a remodel. From choosing a contractor, finding a new morning routine, to living in a construction zone, there is a lot that can happen during a remodel and we get it. There are so many different ways for you and your family to prepare for a remodel, but in case you need some ideas, here are a few tips. Do what you can yourself. You’ve already hired a contractor, but you don’t need a contractor to help you empty out your kitchen cabinets or to remove all furniture from your living room. Depending on the caliber of your remodel you don’t even necessarily need a contractor for tearing out those old cabinets in your kitchen. You also can remove things like fixtures and even remove flooring if need be, all by yourself. Preparing for your homes remodel this way can help you save loads of money. Doing a lot of projects, yourself can help you learn a lot too which is always a perk for a homeowner. Something else you might not think about before your remodel is your schedule. Remodels complicate things…especially if you are remodeling your kitchen. If you don’t have a place to cook yourself a meal, then what will you be eating for the stent of the remodel? You don’t want to be paying your contractor and then be paying the restaurant industry on top of it, so consider making frozen meals that you can reheat in a bind. Another scheduling issue we have noticed stems from having a family. Having children in the home when you remodel can cause a lot of undue stress. It is a good idea to do your remodel while the kids are in school, but also remember to avoid important times of year like holidays so that your family can have a stress-free, dust-free, noise-free holiday! Lastly, think about your pets. Pets, just like humans, can feel stress and you don’t want that for your fur-child. Try to consider how the noise and chaos of a remodel can affect your pet and then think of a solution so that not only your pet can continue living a worry-free life, but your contractor can too.