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Have you heard horror Stories?

If you are beginning the process of building new home you’ve probably heard about

  • Budget Nightmares
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Contractor Issues
  • Disappointment + Delays

Well meaning people love to tell us about the hard parts of the building process in an effort to help us avoid making the same mistakes they did. Their hearts are in the right place, but it’s enough to make you seriously wonder:

Is building a new home something I should really be considering?

I know I don’t actually know you, but the answer is YES. You can do this.

planning for success

I’m going to start by sharing my #1 piece of advice for building a new home: get organized before you start.

A year ago I was in the trenches of building a new home.

It felt like every day was consumed by site visits, finish decisions, packing our house, and keeping track of the people, bills and issues that needed my attention as a homeowner.

You know what?

It was totally worth it. Our finished home is perfectly suited to the way our family lives, and every day I marvel at how much easier life is because things just seem to flow.

Were there delays? Absolutely! Did things go wrong? Of course.

Still, I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Aside from our amazing contractor and subcontractors, I believe that the #1 factor contributing to our project’s success was my focus on staying organized from the planning phase to handover.

I have a leg up in this department because organization comes very naturally to me (people pay me to organize their spaces…dream job!).

But the strategies, tools, and systems I used during our build can be easily implemented by anyone who has a desire to stay organized during the home building process.

You don’t have to be a natural born organizer or even consider yourself an organized person to do this stuff. I believe that just being aware of your options and learning a few basic strategies can make a world of difference not only in your building experience… but also the finished project. Your new home!

Built OrganizeD

A Home Building Blog Series

This blog series will walk you through everything you need to know to stay organized while building a new home.

From dream to reality… I’m sharing everything I know about planning your spaces and keeping track of the details during your building journey.

Build a new home

Each post will contain tips, tricks and printables to help you keep track of all the things.

I look at everything through my “organizer’s lens” and provide detailed instructions for some of the projects that helped me stay sane while we were building our home.

Most of these ideas aren’t complicated…they just require a little intentional time and effort up front that pays off with BIG results in the end.

The series:

This series will be crammed full of all the information my research-obsessed brain has accumulated over the past few years.

What good is knowledge if it’s not shared, after all?

Thanks for joining me (and happy building)!



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