Tip #5 – Allow yourself plenty of time for the renovation you are working on. Im learning this as I go here. My in-laws are arriving from Europe in less than two weeks now. Ive got two pages of things I need to get done before their arrival.. and it goes slow if im waiting for the wall spackle to dry a day. I also want to build a bed for the new room. This can be found at Pottery Barn for a whopping $1700, but I think I can build it for a couple hundred, if not less. I dont know if I’ll finish in time, but I will certainly try (along with completely redoing the 2nd bedroom). Our house is small, our closets are small – so with a wardrobe and a dresser in each room, plus these big drawers under the bed, I think we’ll be fine.