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How to Keep Your Belongings Safe and Clean During Renovation of your Home

ByDave Stopher

May 20, 2021

Dust and dirt can go anywhere and not only create more work for you after the project is completed, but they can also pose a health and safety risk in your home. The only way to fix it is to keep your home clean during renovations.

However, the dust and debris produced during a renovation project are not easy to control. You need to do some hard work to keep your home clean. This post shares some tips to keep your belongings and other areas of your house clean during a renovation.

Remove items from the renewal area.

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You probably won’t be using the room you’ve been renovating for a while. So you need to remove the belongings from the space as much as possible. This not only gives you more space to work but also ensures that your valuables are not covered with dirt and dust.

This also reduces the chances that the dust will remain for a long time after the project is completed, which can result in more work for you. Whether it’s furniture, clothes, children’s toys, or other household items, store them in another part of your home or use a storage facility during your project. Many moving companies offer the facility of storage during home renovation that you can use.

Cover your items

If you are unable to remove some items, cover them with plastic wrap. This ensures that your household items stay clean, despite the dust swirling around them. Wrapping the items also reduces the risk of dust and debris getting into cracks or crevices, so you don’t have to endure a potentially dirty and dangerous environment after your project is complete.

Fence renewal areas

Put heavy plastic sheets on the doors of the rooms in the renovation area. Covering the doors will prevent the dust from entering other areas and will therefore reduce cleaning tasks during the renovation. When renovating a smaller space like the kitchen or living room, it’s best to move everything to a different area.

If you live in a room during the renovation, it is important to quarantine your renovation and work area. By using thick plastic and tape, you can effectively restrict the area to limit the amount of debris that can spread. You can still access the area, but remember, the further you go, the more likely it is for dust and dirt to spread.

Create a plastic path

If you stay present in the renovation area, you need to remove your shoes before moving to another part of the house. That way, you won’t get carpets and floors dirty with dust and dirt. However, if you don’t want to put and remove your shoes several times a day, or if you have contractors in your home, make a canvas path around your home. You can also do this in the room you are renovating. The more plastic on the floor, the less likely it is to get dirty.

Clean up daily

Especially if you are renovating your home, you may feel too tired to worry about daily cleaning. However, you will not make life more difficult until later. So don’t let chaos build up. Vacuum clean the rooms you renovated when the day is over.

Throw all the debris in the trash can that you probably rented. And sweep up any other dirt that leaks out of your renovation area. Your house will then be cleaner and much safer to live in!

Be kind to your traditions.

Contrary to popular belief, most traders want to do a good job and clean up everything to make it easy for them. You can guide them about where all the debris should go and show them where the trash goes. For example, if a tiler comes to work for you, give them a convenient place to work, make sure they have energy, and preferably let them cut materials outdoors – ideally in the shade and out of the rain.

Guide the workers 

Contrary to popular belief, most traders want to do a good job and clean up everything to make it easy for them. Give them a quick tutorial on where all the debris should go, take a dip, and show them where the trash goes. For example, if a tiler comes to work for you, give him a convenient place to work, make sure he has energy, and preferably let him cut the materials outside – ideally in a shaded area that is protected from rain.

Final Words

These are some tips to protect your belongings from dust and dirt during renovation. Isolating the area of renovation is best, but if it is not possible, you can use the tips in this post to keep your home clean during the project.