How Do You Clean Up After A Renovation?
Cleaning up after a renovation takes a lot of time and energy, and you need to be able to follow a plan of action that ensures you’re not wasting any of the above! A lot of dusting, vacuuming, and general decluttering is about to happen, and it might just take a lot out of you.
Sweep, Vacuum, and Disinfect
Cleaning up needs to start from the bottom, and thus, you need to focus on your floors and other surfaces around your home. There’s a good chance these surfaces are going to be covered in all kinds of sawdust and other materials, and it’s going to take some time (and be a little tricky!) to clean all of this up.
So first of all, get a broom out, and start sweeping. Get as much as you can into one area, and then break out the vacuum. This is best for getting rid of the dust on your surfaces, but it’s also a great way to deep clean your carpets from the amount of material that may have settled into them. And then you’re going to need to disinfect your surfaces, to ensure there are no lingering bacteria from old materials and/or the walls of your home.
Use Industrial Removal Means
You’re probably dealing with a lot of tied up rubbish bags right now, and there’s a good chance a lot of old furniture, or random planks of wood and other materials, are really cluttering up your home. And unless you’re feeling particularly strong enough to pick them all up and carry them off to the junkyard yourself, you’re going to need to rely on industrial removal means.
If you’re working with a professional contractor, there’s a good chance they’ll remove most of the waste for you. However, if you’re doing it yourself, or if you’re working with a family member or friend, you’ll have to tidy up yourself. Thankfully, there’s a lot of information here on how to remove the bigger, bulkier items from your home after a reno, so feel free to make use of this source.
Watch Out for Dust on the Furniture
And finally, be sure to watch out for regular dust, that potentially contains mites, on your couches, beds, and other soft furnishings. It’s a good thing to cover these up before you start, but if you haven’t, get the vacuum out and run it over the furnishings softly. You can also strip the furniture of their coverings, such as in the case of sofa cushions, and put them in for a gentle wash in the machine.
Cleaning up after a renovation is time-consuming, but there’s a good way to move across your home to save both time and energy. Make sure you keep these tips in mind!