How to Reduce Mess When You’re Getting Work Done On Your Home

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Dust is to be expected when building and renovating

Getting work done on your home whether it’s to have a room renovated or  to add a balcony is an exciting way to get more from your property and at the same time to increase the value and the your future profits.

However while it is a very good way to spend money on your home it can also be a very stressful and expensive one. One of the most stressful elements here is that you’re going to have so much mess in your home as things get stored around the house, as workmen walk around in their shoes, and as drilling and hammering creates inordinate amounts of dust.

You shouldn’t let this put you off however, as if you employ the best techniques it is possible to reduce this mess to make the whole experience a little less invasive. Here we will look at how to do this.

Have a spare room

Having a spare room is a very good way to make sure that you are able to clear the room where you are going to be working. This means you can remove the furniture for instance and that you can get rid of anything that’s preventing you from moving around freely. This is highly useful as otherwise all that spare furniture etc. will be strewn across the entire house creating chaos.


It might seem like a bit of a waste of time to clean your house just before all that plaster and dust is going to get everywhere, but actually doing so can be an effective way to reduce the total mess that you end up with. By dusting off surfaces this means you’ll have one layer of dust instead of two and because it will all be quite new at the end it will be easier to quickly clean it up.

Rent a skip

Using skip hire means you’ll have somewhere for workmen to put all of the waste materials and unwanted items that would otherwise have to be cleaned up right at the end. This could mean old furniture you don’t need from a room or it could mean sawn off branches and old tiles. Either way, renting a skip means they won’t be an eyesore or a tripping hazard.

Put down some covers

Getting a dust cover is a great idea before any development project. This way you can cover your floors to reduce the dust that ends up there, and at the same time you can prevent mud from getting walked into your carpet.

Speak with the workers

If you are still stressed about a mess being left in your property, then chat about it to your contractors. If you ask them nicely they can make arrangements like coming in through the back door, keeping doors to the rest of the house closed and even taking their shoes off when they walk through the house. Don’t be a afraid to sound anal, most will be happy to oblige.


The article is shared by Sarah Corris, a home improvement blogger.
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