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Practical Tips for Redecorating a Room

If you've got a busy, hectic household, then redecorating in any capacity can be a stressful experience, especially if you have children. If you live in a smaller property, it can be even more difficult and shifting furniture around is often a problem. To keep things as stress-free as possible, here are some practical tips for redecorating…

Tips and opportunities when redecorating

Consider self storage
If your property is only small, moving furniture out of a room in order to completely re-vamp the décor is practically impossible. If you don't have the space to move the furniture to another relatively unused room in the house, self storage is always an option. For a fee you can rent secure storage space for the period of time you'll be decorating, meaning you can rest assured that your leather sofa won't end up stained with paint whilst you get to work. If that sounds like something you could do with, check out Self Storage for some affordable options.

Take the opportunity to de-clutter
If clearing the room in question was stressful, when the job is done and you start to move things back in, you've got a great opportunity to de-clutter. Anything that you don't need or aren't so fond of anymore can be sold or given to charity and you and your home will be left feeling cleansed. You could even opt to do this before decorating and decide what will and won't fit in with the new décor. Anything that doesn't have a place should be either sold or given away to charity; you'll feel better for it!

Find some dust sheets and use them!
Dust sheets are a must-have when redecorating your home. Don't decide spur of the moment one day that you'd like to start painting but can't be bothered to pop round to your parents' house for those old dust sheets. Taking chances like that will often result in ruined carpets and can result in a hefty addition to your list of decorating expenses. You may think this doesn't apply to you if you're investing in new flooring anyway, but your old carpet can be donated and re-cut to fit someone else's home who may not be able to afford a brand new one, so think ahead.

Practicalities dealt with, it's time to get down to the grafting, so roll up those sleeves and get painting!

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