Construction and DIY mess can be frustrating. While you know it will be worth it when you’ve finished the task, getting there can be overwhelming when you must contend with so much mess. Many people choose to leave their homes while renovation projects are ongoing, but not everyone is in a position to do so. If you’re living in your home while undertaking DIY renovations, here are a few helpful tips for keeping the mess to a minimum.
Consider a Skip Bin
The post-construction cleaning phase can be long and arduous, especially when you have to take endless trips to landfill facilities to get rid of building waste like plasterboard and old flooring. Save your time and energy by ordering a skip bin for delivery to your property.
Rather than taking construction waste to landfills yourself, you can fill a skip bin and have the company collect it for you. Most skip bin companies will work to your schedule and accept a wide range of building materials to suit your needs. It’s a much easier and more convenient option that also keeps your house free of building waste throughout the renovation process.
Purchase Dust Extraction Equipment
If part of your latest DIY project involves sanding, you’ll likely soon realize that you need to add dust extraction equipment to your list of DIY tools. Dust collector systems or extractors work by drawing dust from the air through a filter and discharging only purified air back into your working environment. Dust collectors not only make your working environment more comfortable, but they can also save you from having to perform hours of vacuuming to remove dust from every surface.
Use Paint Shields
Many people would rather paint their homes themselves than call in professional painters. There’s potential to save money by DIYing this task, but you also run the risk of achieving amateur results. If you’re worried about not achieving sharp lines between walls and ceilings, invest in a paint shield tool. Rather than masking a defining line and risk the paint bleeding through, use the shield to paint up to the edge as you go. You might also save a significant amount of time by not needing to mask off the areas you’re not painting.
Install Self-Adhesive Film On Flooring
If your renovation project doesn’t include the replacement of flooring, seeing DIY mess all over your carpets can be disheartening. Dust can be hard to remove, and paint can be even more challenging. Reduce the risk of damage by investing in self-adhesive film and installing it on all flooring where DIY tasks will be carried out. You might even like to install it in high-traffic areas leading to the DIY zone, such as your home’s entrance.
Self-adhesive film is a type of non-slippery plastic that adheres to the carpet and offers protection and an easy-clean surface. Once you’ve finished renovating, you can simply lift it and dispose of it in your skip bin.
Keeping your house clean during a DIY project can be challenging, but it’s not impossible. Protect your flooring, extract dust, rely on paint shields, and use a skip bin, and you might be surprised by quick and easy it is to clean up once your renovations are complete.