When you’re a busy woman, just the thought of adding one more project to your life can make you feel overwhelmed. Building a new home is no different. Sure, there may be parts of it that you’ll enjoy, but you also get a giant ball of dread in the pit of your stomach when you think about all of the planning, research, and decisions that need to be made. Your time is already carefully divided, so it makes you wonder—can you really fit one more thing on your plate? It’s not that you’re not capable. It’s that something, somewhere has got to give. But what? And where?
Think about it—if you were to lose everything in your home in a fire today, what would you need to start over? Everyone got out safe with a couple changes of clothes and a few pictures, but you have nothing else. Obviously, you’ll need new furniture, but think of all the little things you’ll need, too. Sheets, towels, a shower curtain, a mop and broom, trashcans, dishes, pots and pans, pantry staples—salt, pepper, flour, sugar, etc. Now, think about all of the little touches it takes to make a house a home.