DIY Home Renovation Gift for Your Mom, While Curing Her Clutterbug

Mom receiving a gift from her husband and kidsDo you remember when you were younger and your mom always reminded you to clean that mess in your room? It seems that the tables have turned as you grew up. You have no idea why, but it seems that she has a hard time letting go of her old belongings.

This can be a huge problem because you wanted to surprise her by DIY renovating your family home and upgrading the interior wall panelling. Vidaspace and other experts list some ways to persuade your mom to make a change.

Step 1

Since you’re going to renovate the home you grew up in, ask your mom to help you take everything out one room at a time.

Step 2

Once the renovation is done, ask her which of the important items in each room you would need to put back first. For instance, the living room would require side tables, TV, stereo, sofa, chairs, and couch.

Step 3

Determine the right places for each of these important items. Make the most of this opportunity and help her decide where she could place it, so she can move around freely. Tell her to sit down and look at her surroundings, as she would most likely feel lighter.

Step 4

Begin layering by choosing a few items at a time that you would both bring back in each room to decorate. This can range from lamps, pictures, paintings, vases, and rugs. Remember to have her choose only the best items that she wants to highlight.

Step 5

She might ask you to bring the rest of the stuff back, but this is the time to ask her to stop. Explain to her that you don’t have to throw away the rest because you will have them locked up in a storage space for safekeeping.

Trying to cure your mom can be difficult, as she’ll most likely deny your allegations. Be patient and she will eventually give in once she knows that you just want the best for her.