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Moving Tips: Cleaning up remodeling areas

Remodeling can be messy, so it is important to clean up correctly.

Remodeling can be messy, so it is important to clean up correctly.

When remodeling your home, whether before or after your moving company arrives with your belongings, you will need to have a contingency plan on how to clean up during the process. There are many different ways that you can do this, and being properly prepared will make everything less stressful.

Keep in mind, whenever you are making additions, such as tearing down walls or pulling up floorboards, there will be a lot of debris in the area. Having items handy in order to dispose of the trash will help cut down on extra work and time wasted.

It is important to either rent or purchase an industrial vacuum when remodeling, as you will always need to get rid of dust. Additionally, there may be pieces of sheetrock and other debris that are difficult to clean up otherwise. By regularly using one of these tools, the cleanup process will be a bit more streamlined.

You will likely also need a broom and dustpan when dealing with the messes in your work area. While the vacuum will get up most of the larger items, as well as sizable piles of dust and dirt, there may be issues with getting up the smaller items. A dustpan, brush and broom will be the perfect combination to deal with this problem. Sweep everything into small piles throughout the area, and take your brush and dustpan to pick it all up off of the ground. Thorough sweeps of the floor can make it look like you never did any work in the first place.

Where to put the debris

When you are working on your home cleanup efforts, all of the debris will need to go somewhere. First, you should have everything put in trash cans with bags inside. This will allow you to get rid of the trash without running out of receptacles during the process. Additionally, this can make it easier than someone holding a bag open, or you traveling long distances with trash that can be tracked everywhere.

Finally, you may want to invest in a larger dumpster, especially if you have a large number of filled bags. This will prevent filling all of your trash cans outside, and will make the outside disposal of the items a bit less hectic.