How To Keep Your Home Organized And Clean During A Home Remodel

How To Keep Your Home Organized And Clean During A Home Remodel
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    Remodeling is exciting, but living through a remodel can make any homeowner question if they made the right decision.

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Even in a simple redo, nothing goes as smoothly as anticipated, so here are some ideas to help keep your home livable and your sanity intact:

Prepare the Room for Renovation

Before tearing into your project, remove everything you can from the room. Take out movable furniture, artwork, clothing, and anything else you can carry. Move large furniture away from the wall and cover them with plastic sheeting, and tape the edges closed. Now you can more easily work in the room without damaging something accidentally, and your things will not get covered with dust or paint.

Decide on the Finished Product before You Begin

Remodeling places a strain on any couple or family. Discuss all aspects of the project, such as paint color, tile design, or room configuration before beginning the remodel, and stick with your plan. Making changes to the plan in mid-stream only prolongs the process and creates more chaos.

Keep your “Stuff” Together

Keep whatever you have to move from a remodel area in one place. Nothing is more frustrating than misplacing a pair of shoes while getting ready for work, or looking for a certain book for class. Try using clear plastic tubs, which are easily accessible, to keep similar articles together. This keep your life as normal as possible.

Save the Flooring

If an interior room is being remodeled, lay tarps or carpet runners through the house to keep the dirt from work boots off the rest of your carpets. Be sure to shake the tarps outside each night and lay them again the next morning.

Set Your Goal

Keep a picture or sketch of the finished project prominently displayed on the refrigerator door or your bathroom mirror, so you will remember there is a reward at the end of the mess. On days when you feel surrounded by drywall dust and paint cans, this will give you focus. Keep note of each milestone that will help you accomplish your overall goal with the remodel.

Clean Up

Construction waste can quickly pile up and cause chaos during your home remodel. Consider renting a bin to put all of the trash and debris so you don’t have to see it build up in your house. When you are done, a company like Ontario Trucking And Disposal can haul it away so you don’t have to take multiple trips to do the dump.

Try to organize and pick up debris at the end of each work day, and have the dust swept up. If you manage the remodel process and keep chaos to a minimum, you will be prepared to thoroughly enjoy your new living area when the process is finished.

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