How many times have you heard about a friend or family member who tackled a home renovation project in their home, only to end up with a giant mess on their hands? No, not the mess of the actual renovation, but the mess and havoc these projects can create throughout the whole home. Issues such as damaged flooring and walls as you bring materials and furniture in and out of the house is common, a thick layer of dust on just about every surface in the home, and even paint spills on flooring that wasn’t supposed to need replacing is all too common.

If you’re about to start a home renovation project yourself but don’t want to end up dealing with any of the issues listed above, and other messes caused in the renovation project, then we’ve got some tips to help you out.

Remove Valuables and Breakables from the Work Space

A great place to get started is to remove all your valuables and breakables from the work space. Thinking ahead and removing potential issues mean those items will be kept safe. Once the renovations are complete and all hazards are gone, you can go ahead and bring those items back into the room.

Use Drop Cloths to Protect Flooring and Furniture

Not every renovation project is going to require ripping up existing flooring and replacing it with something new; nor do you need new furniture, cupboards, and counters every time. This is exactly why drop-cloths are such a key component in the renovation project.

Dropcloths are giant cloths typically made of canvas that you can use to cover just about anything with. The idea is that these cloths protect the item, flooring, or area from paint spills, stains, chips and scratches in hardwood flooring, dust, dirt, and debris during the renovation process.

Trimaco dropcloths are an excellent example as they are available in a wide range of materials – depending on your needs – and their heavy weight canvas models are even machine washable. This means you can keep reusing them for future renovation projects. There are even slip resistant and leak resistant cloths available.

Try to Clear Out the Room as Much as Possible

This one probably goes without saying, but it’s also a good idea to clear the room out as much as possible. Unfortunately, you may not be able to get every piece of furniture out of the room, and if that’s the case move it to the middle of the room where it is out of the way and cover it with drop cloths to protect it.

Seal Off the Work Space with Tarps

The final tip will help to keep the amount of dust in the rest of the home to a minimum. It’s a good idea to seal off the work-space with tarps or plastic or use a dust containment system, as this will contain the mess to just one area of the home.

Giving Order to Your Renovation Project

By following these tips, you’ll be creating some sense of order and cleanliness to your renovation project, and making sure that you avoid unfortunate spills, stains, and messes.