Minimising Mess During Your Home Renovation: Tips For A Quick & Easy Clean Up

Extensions, conversions, installations, the list is neverending. There are so many things you can add to or change about a home, but many people avoid taking the plunge with home renovations when time isn’t on their side. Yet since the pandemic began we have seen more and more homeowners across Ireland taking on exciting renovation projects to give their homes a fresh new look.

While renovation projects are deeply rewarding, they aren’t often achievable without the mess and clutter that appears throughout the duration of the project. Luckily, there are some ways to minimise this mess and make sure it doesn’t get out of hand!

  1. Prepare Your Home

Preparation is key when you’re starting a home renovation project. Make sure you’ve stocked up on dust sheets and tarpaulin, and that you’ve secured any breakables, cupboard doors and electronics before you begin. Protecting your furniture and other valuables from dust and paint is vital – the last thing you’ll want to do is fork out for replacements once your project is complete.

  1. Keep The Air Clean

It’s easy to forget this step, but it will play a huge part in managing the amount of dust and other debris circling around your home. Weather permitting, open several windows around your house while work is going on to keep as much fresh air circulating as possible. You can also purchase air purifiers to help with this if the windows in your home are small or too far from the project site.

  1. Tidy As You Go

To really minimise mess during your renovation project, you have to make the effort to clean as you go. Make sure you get rid of anything you won’t need again as soon as it’s finished with, and try to keep the mess only within rooms associated with the project. Taking this approach should mean that there’s far less clutter to deal with during the last few days of your clear out or renovation, making the final reveal even more satisfying.

  1. Hire A Skip

Having a skip on site can be a huge help during a home renovation project. Any waste can be removed quickly and easily, and you won’t have to worry about overfilling your bins or having rubbish around your home for a long period of time.  There’s no easy way to keep on top of mess and clutter if you don’t have anywhere to put it!

It goes without saying that a completely mess-free home renovation is near impossible, but you can make your life a lot easier with proper preparation and Greyhound skip hire. If you’re unsure about the size of skip you will require, take a look at these options at Greyhound Recycling. Whether you’re doing a full renovation or a simple clearout, we’ll have a skip for you.