Whether you’re putting in new kitchen floors, redoing the master bath with your spouse, or fixing up an older home with a complete overhaul through a contractor, one constant remains. The mess. Dust and grime are going to have a major presence in your home while the work is being completed.
In the excitement of anticipating the final facelift, and wanting to get started quickly, don’t forget to do these 4 things to take down the grit factor in your home while you renovate.
Remove whatever isn’t nailed down
If you can lift it, move it, relocate it, or pack it-take it out of whatever room you’re remodeling. Sawdust, debris from demolition, and film and fumes can all damage your furniture, clothes, and other personal keepsakes. Moving them to a clean and safe place, preferably outside the home, will help protect your nice things.
Cover up what must stay in the room during renovation
If you have items that are too heavy, impractical or just plain impossible to move out of the way while you renovate, then innovate! Cover any counters, cabinets, or furniture with thick plastic, and secure it around those items as best you can. This will help keep the things that must remain intact during the renovation, as clean and protected as possible.
It is also a good idea to line hallways or other high traffic areas with plastic so you can avoid tracking the mess all over the rest of your home, and protect against any stains or spills that might happen during the process.
Sweep and vacuum regularly
Each day will come with new tasks and changes during your remodel, and however unwelcome, dust will tag along. Cleaning up all the materials, debris, and tools at the end of each day, and sweeping or vacuuming on a daily basis will help you keep things tidy and reduce the dust in your home.
Deep clean the entire house when you’re completed with your project
Even if you’re just remodeling one room or area of your house, dust and grit travel easily by air. When you’re done, you’ll marvel at the dirt and grime you find has migrated to the opposite end of the house, and you’ll want to scrub it out of every nook and cranny.
This can be a large to massive undertaking depending on the extent of the changes made to your house, so using a local, professional maid service is a great way to ensure you don’t get stuck with unwanted dirt and dust taking up residence in your beautiful new abode.
When it comes to remodels, it will get very messy before you’re finished and can unveil the final results of your hard work personalizing and upgrading your home. Make sure to keep the dust down and treat yourself to a professional deep clean at the end for a job well done.