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Get Your Home Back On Track After A Disaster!

Your home is supposed to be your palace. It's the thing that keeps you safe from the outside world. It's the one place where you're supposed to be able to feel as comfortable as possible no matter what. Which makes it all the more upsetting when something happens to disrupt that comfort and safety. Any kind of disaster in your home, from a fire to a flood to a break-in, can end up taking away that sense of comfort in your home and making you feel afraid in your own home. The best way to deal with that is to make sure that you get your home back on track as soon as possible. Here are a few ways to do just that.

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Don't waste time


One of the most common mistakes that a lot of people make is that they get their home back to a "liveable" state but then don't really make anything else a priority. Signs of damage or any impact of the disaster that isn't immediately dangerous might not seem like the biggest issue in the world but having that reminder of the issues that you've been through can end up leaving you feeling incredibly stressed out when you really just want your life to get back to normal as quickly as possible.

Deal with the damage


Of course, if there is damage to your home, then you need to be sure that you deal with it as quickly as possible. If you're lucky then things will be covered by your insurance policy but, even then, the stress of dealing with these kinds of problems can end up being a much bigger cause of stress for a lot of people than they should. The key is to make sure that you get in touch with people who can deal with the damage, from a water damage restoration company to a carpenter to a full construction crew to handle serious structural damage. This is stress that you shouldn't have to deal with, but sadly the world just isn't fair and it's up to us all to make the best of it where we can.

Make it feel new


Even if you get it back to the way it was, the spectre of the disaster could still end up hanging around your home. One of the best ways that you can deal with this is to try and make it feel like new. Whether that's through rearranging the rooms, adding a new coat of paint, or simply having a clear-out of the clutter, making your home feel like new is a great way to make the disaster feel like a distant memory.

Of course, as important as it is to get your home back on track as quickly as possible, it can also be helpful to take some time away from your home so that you're not surrounded by the evidence of the disaster. A little bit of time away from your home and the responsibilities that come with it can end up making the whole process a lot easier.

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  1. This would be tough to go through. I hope nothing happens to our home but in case it does, I want to be prepared. I would work on making it feel new!

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  2. I just had a terrible thought that we are so vulnerable to many disasters luckily we have not had any. We got through the hurricane a few years back and got away with no damage.

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  3. We lived near the Mississippi River which floods almost every year. But we have 2 levy's between the river and our house. One year it had rained so much that there was no where for the water to go. The water came up to the back of our home but so many lost their homes. Great post.

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  4. What great tips! I hope to never have to deal with anything like this, but I especially love the tip about making things feel new.

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  5. A few years ago we were strucked by a typhoon and got flooded, my work place got hit tremendously. We started clearing and cleaning the place with 24hrs. It got restored but damage were very evident.

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  6. Thank you for these tips! I have been lucky to never have experienced any disasters (other than moving lol) I pray that I never have to deal with it. But it is good to have a plan of action for recovery if it ever happens, because it could happen to anyone.

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  7. We experienced flood because of typhoon from years ago. My parents are quick to have the home fixed before we get back on it. THank you for all these tips.

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  8. It's so hard to pass over some natural disaster! Thanks for these helpful tips!

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  9. I think it's important not to wait to fix things either. Ever since my husband and I bought our home, we have constantly been working on it. Each year we always work on something. I couldn't imagine how hard it could be to lose part of your home and have to work on it too.

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  10. This is such a great share, its so important to wait and not fix things. I couldn't even wonder how hard it is to lose your home.

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  11. Anonymous1:05 PM

    I really enjoyed reading this post this is really helpful information to know and to keep on hand.

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  12. These are some great tips to get back on track. I couldn't imagine having to cope with a home disaster.

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  13. Mama Maggie's Kitchen10:26 PM

    I really love this blog. We wouldn't know when disaster is coming but I do hope so that everyone will always be safe. Thanks for sharing these tips.

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  14. Going through a disaster is so hard. It is good to have some tips to be able to get back on your feet after.

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