How Do You Fit Renovation Into Your Regular Schedule?

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Renovating our future home has made me unexpectedly grateful to be only working part-time. My 30-36 -hour work week makes it easy to spend a lot of time working on the house, but what if I was doing the 40-70 hours I used to do? How do you all handle it?

If you've ever tackled a renovation project, large or small, I'd love to hear how you made it work without neglecting the rest of your life. Our usual chores are still getting done (although slightly less frequently) and I'm still working out (although much less frequently, though the physical labor helps make up the difference), at least so far. Here's my current schedule...

Monday
7am-12pm: Yoga, write for Apartment Therapy, do post-weekend catchup on chores (laundry, dishes, etc)
12pm-8:30pm: Day job, write for Apartment Therapy on breaks

Tuesday
7am-8:30am: Breakfast, dishes, laundry, water garden, other usual chores
8:30pm-5pm: Day job, write for Apartment Therapy on breaks
5pm-6pm: Write for Apartment Therapy
6pm-7pm: Swim

Wednesday
7am-4:30pm: Renovation work on new house
5pm-8:30pm: Day job

Thursday
7am-8:30am: Breakfast, dishes, laundry, water garden, vacuum, sweep, mop
8:30pm-5pm: Day job, write for Apartment Therapy on breaks
5pm-6pm: Write for Apartment Therapy
6pm-7pm: Swim

Friday
7am-7pm+ Renovation work on new house

Saturday + Sunday
11am-7pm Renovation work one or both days, unless the 8-year-old is with us, in which case we might do a less-intense family work day and a new-house campout.

This adds up to about 20-36hours/week of work I'm able to put in on the new house each week. My partner works 50hours/week, and is usually able to do at least another 12-26 hours/week of renovation work. Between that and my family helping out every other week, we are making some progress! And we are tired.

Please share how all of you did it!

(Image credits: Allison Gibson for Apartment Therapy)