Tips On Keeping Your Home Clean During A Renovation Project

Jan 30 2020
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Keeping a clean home during a renovation feels like an endlessly losing battle. Ideally we wouldn’t have to live in a construction site but, often, that’s just not the case. Protecting the rest of our houses while creating a mess in another room is a job into itself and requires quite a bit of prep and leg work before we can even begin our renovations. However, it is ALWAYS worth the effort and can make clean up a breeze!

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Be it a brand new kitchen, a living room extension, or any other sort of home improvement; you are guaranteed one thing during your renovation project: Mess!

Dust and debris can get everywhere, and not only will this create more work for you after your project has been completed, but it can also serve as a health and safety hazard in your home. If only there was a way to manage the problem. If only there was a way to keep your home clean during your renovation. If only…

Thankfully, you don’t need to hold onto any ‘if only’s,’ as it is possible to keep your home (reasonably) clean during your project. 

#1: Remove items from the renovation area

You probably won’t be using the room you are renovating for a while, so take out as much as you can. Not only will this give you more room to work, but it will also ensure your precious items don’t get covered in dirt and dust.

It will also alleviate the chances of dust still being present long after your project has been completed, which could create more work for you. So, be it furniture, clothes, children’s toys, or any other household item, store them in another part of your home, or use a facility such as StoreFriendly for the duration of your project. 

#2: Cover your items up

If it isn’t practical for you to remove certain items, then cover them up with plastic sheeting. This will ensure your household items remain clean, despite the dust swirling around them.

And, as suggested above, it will also reduce the risk of dust and debris getting into any cracks or crevices, meaning you won’t have to put up with a potentially unclean and hazardous environment once your project has been completed. 

#3: Seal off the renovation areas

Affix heavy plastic sheeting around the doors of the rooms you are renovating. This will prevent dust from spreading to other parts of your home, and consequently, this will cut down on your cleaning chores during the project. 

#4: Create a plastic path

Common-sense would tell you to remove your dirty shoes before walking to any other parts of your home. By doing so, you wouldn’t walk mud or any other type of mess into your carpets and flooring. However, if taking your shoes on and off is a time-waster you don’t want to bother with, or if you have contractors in your home, lay out a path of canvas tarps around your home.

You might also want to do do the same in the room you are renovating, as the more plastic there is on the floor, the less chance of your flooring becoming dirty. 

#5: Clean up daily

Especially when you’re renovating your home yourself, you might feel too tired to bother with a daily cleanup. However, you will only make life harder for yourself later, so don’t let the mess build up. Vacuum and dust the rooms you are renovating when you have finished for the day.

Throw any debris into the skip you have probably hired. And sweep away any other dirt that has escaped your renovation area. Your home will then be cleaner and a lot safer to live in too!

Thanks for reading!

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