3 Tips for Dealing with a Messy Home Renovation

3 Tips for Dealing with a Messy Home Renovation

Owning your own home is one of life’s greatest milestones. Finally having your own space to fill can be an adventure of its own, choosing furniture an

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Owning your own home is one of life’s greatest milestones. Finally having your own space to fill can be an adventure of its own, choosing furniture and deciding on colours for the walls. Early in our homeownership, we will often begin to create grand designs for our home, planning redecorations and renovations.

Redecorating or renovating a home can be a very demanding time, especially trying to live around the space you are working in. Taking furniture out of a room and distributing it around the house can be incredibly disruptive to your home life.

Trying to keep all the mess in the area you are working in is another challenge; the last thing you want is someone walking paint through the house or damaging a finished room by bringing in supplies and equipment. Here are three tips that anyone can use to help them deal with a messy home renovation or redecoration.

Clear Your Workspace, and a Route Outside

If you are redecorating or renovating a room, it can be very hard to do if there is still furniture or clutter in the room. Many people attempt to redecorate a bedroom or make an alteration like renovating a fireplace while furniture is still in the room and maybe while they still use it.

Trying to make successful changes to space in these conditions is nearly impossible and is incredibly time-consuming. You will often have to move furniture from one corner or side of the room to another, potentially damaging it or the work you have done each time you move it. All the time spent rearranging the space cuts down on the time you have to complete your renovations, and you can easily double or triple the time it takes to get the job done.

Having an easy and trouble-free route outside to bring in supplies and take out debris can greatly reduce mess and the risk of accidents. You can even use temporary flooring like cardboard or thick, heavy plastic sheeting to protect a hallway carpet or kitchen floor.

Consider Moving Some Furniture Out Completely

An increasingly popular solution for home renovators looking for a way to make a job easier is to move furniture and belongings out of the house completely. If you have a garage or large shed, you may be able to find the space there for a sofa and some boxes to clear some space to work. Sometimes family members can have some space to spare, and you can lend them a sofa for their lounge or a bed for a spare bedroom.

Some home renovators will rent temporary storage space to help clear the clutter and get the job done. Safestore has over 100 self storage facilities all across the country that homeowners can use to store furniture while they renovate their homes. This is a cost-effective and simple solution.

Make a Changing Area in the Workspace

Having overalls to use when renovating or decorating can be a simple and cost-effective way to keep the mess to a minimum, especially if you use some old footwear too. If you change in and out of your overalls in your workspace, you can cut down on paint marks and plaster dust getting walked around the house.

Undertaking a home renovation can be a fun and rewarding experience. Part of making our homes our own is adding personal touches and making our space a reflection of ourselves. Renovating or redecorating a home can sometimes be stressful, but by using a couple or all of the ideas in our list, you can save yourself a lot of the mess and headaches that can come with making your home your own.