With warmer weather and longer days, summer is the perfect time to start those household projects that you’ve been eyeing on your Pinterest board. Whether you’re working on small improvements or significant upgrades, renovations can leave your house feeling messy and disorganized. By following these simple tips, you can save yourself time and stress when cleaning during and after renovations.

Remove Items from Area

Before jumping into your projects, it’s beneficial to start with an uncluttered, open space. Removing furniture, curtains, and other household decor can not only protect the quality of the items but also creates less surface space for dirt particles to get trapped on. When the room is free from clutter and unnecessary objects, they’ll be more room to keep tools and supplies needed for the renovation.

Seal Off Work Areas

It’s no secret that during renovations, dust and debris can easily fly around. When working on projects, it’s important to block off the area you’re working in with plastic covers or curtains to keep dirt in one area and limit where debris can land. When putting up plastic, cover all entryways, doors, and windows to seclude the area at all entrances.

Create a Path

Whether you’re working on projects indoors or outdoors, there tends to be a lot of running back and forth. If you’re renovating inside, lay plastic down from the most frequently used door to the room under renovation. This will keep work shoes from tracking dust on your flooring or carpet. If you’re working outside, it’s still a good idea to put plastic down in your entryway to have a designated place to take off your shoes and outer apparel, catching dirt before tracking it inside further.

Schedule Professional Cleaning

No matter how many precautions you take, there always seems to be a trail of dirt and dust after renovations, making it hard to enjoy your new improvements. To make sure you get every nook and cranny, from wood flooring and tile to upholstery and drapes, schedule a professional cleaning service with R&S to leave your newly renovated home sparkling clean.

For help with any of your cleaning needs, call the R&S experts today.