Home renovations are an exciting time. Revamping your house and changing its aesthetics immediately improves the overall ambiance, giving you the chance to appreciate the new surroundings and decorate it according to your taste. Renovations also enhance the efficiency of various functions around the house, ensuring that, for once, you’ll actually be looking forward to completing chores.
The environment we live in has a massive impact on our mental well-being, and excellent remodeling can breathe new life into your homestead. The renovation comes with its own set of challenges, though. Debris and dust is an inevitable byproduct of the home renovation process, and you also have to rearrange your furniture to ensure nothing gets damaged.
To ensure the mess doesn’t get out of hand and remains manageable, you can do multiple things to keep your house clean during a home renovation. Here’s what you should do:
Clean After Every Work Day
Cleaning the renovation area every day before wrapping up is crucial. Not only does this give you a clean slate to start on the next day, but it also decreases the amount of debris and dust that can spread around your house.
Before renovating any area of your house, it’s always a good idea to invest in good-quality contractor trash bags that you can use to dispose of any debris. These bags should be able to keep the waste intact and bear the pressure of the mess renovation creates.
Keep The Renovation Area Isolated
To keep the debris and dust under control, you can block off the area under construction with a plastic curtain or cover. While it won’t hold a hundred percent of the dirt out of the way and you will still encounter clumps near the area you blocked off, it does keep most of it at bay.
A plastic cover for your windows and doorway will keep the debris and dust concentrated in the renovation area so you’ll only have to clean up a specific portion of the house every day. Additionally, you should also lay down paths of cleanliness, such as floor areas or boards, that you use to walk on whenever you’re carrying material, such as paint or sand, to the renovation area.
This designated path prevents shoes from taking mud and sand to the clean portions of your home. It also ensures that paint, which can get spilled easily, is only confined to those paths.
Invest In A Good Vacuum
Dust is often the biggest annoyance that’s caused by renovation. Your best defense against it is a vacuum cleaner. Since dirt can quickly end up on furniture all over the house, you have to keep vacuuming regularly to make sure it doesn’t build up.
By devoting time to vacuuming multiple times during the day, you’ll get rid of the finest and tiniest dust particles and keep the area clean. Renovations are a disruptive time for your house, and you can manage the workload, and your stress, by investing in a good-quality vacuum cleaner with excellent suctioning ability.
It’s vital to clean in intervals before, during, and after the renovation so you can at least maintain cleanliness at your home and prevent it from looking out of order. Regardless of the construction areas, you should keep your home comfortable enough to live in by keeping the dust under control.
Protect Your Furniture
Nothing attracts dust as fabric, and protecting your furniture from it needs to be a priority. Covering your furniture with plastic or isolating it to another room altogether will not only keep the upholstery in top shape, but it’ll also protect the finishing which may get dull and damaged once the dust settles in.
Due to their minute size, debris and dust also have the potential to make their way into the crevices and cracks of your valuable furniture, and, hence, destroy the detail. If there’s no space for you to move your furniture, protecting it with a plastic cover will preserve the appearance of your furniture.
Enforce A Tidy Workspace
While you may be renovating multiple areas around your house, you need to maintain a sense of normalcy by preventing your home from looking like a construction site.
One of the ways you can do this is by instructing the contractor to limit his or her tools to a designated area; ideally, the area they’re renovating or are allowed to work in. If you’re renovating your kitchen, for instance, the tools should be confined to that area and shouldn’t be lying around in another room such as your bathroom.
For most organizers, this is an unspoken instruction, but others might need a gentle reminder from time to time.
Turn Off Your Furnace
It’s vital to switch your furnace off during the home renovation. Otherwise, dirt and dust will circulate all over the house and, also, ruin the condition of your furniture in the process.
Dirt often gets stuck in a furnace’s filter, making your furnace work extra hard to draw air. In spite of this filter, the tiniest dust particles will still be able to move to different areas of your home. If turning your furnace off completely until the renovation is done isn’t an option, you should at least turn it off when work is going on during the day.
Despite the hassle they create, renovations are extremely fun and truly worth it. You can minimize your work by following a cleaning schedule and managing the workload as it comes, instead of delaying it till the end. In the end, when your hard work is unveiled, you’ll thank yourself for embarking on this task.
What other ways can you keep your house clean while remodeling? Let us know in the comments below!