A home makeover is a lot of fun but it can also be really messy. Before you get your dream home, you have to go through a lot of disruptions in your daily routine. Painters and builders can get paint, debris, and varnish all over your furniture, clothes, and even your dishes! However, there are a couple of ways to keep your things intact even when you revamp your abode.
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1. Plan Ahead
This seems like common sense, but it can be very difficult to plan ahead when you’re not sure what to plan for. Most people only make plans for the time period when renovations are happening–as a rule, you should make arrangements for three periods: before the renovation, during the renovation, and after renovation.
By doing this, you get enough time to arrange your things, pack them properly, and find appropriate storage for them. You can also plan for the home makeover and have someone do the professional clean in your home before you move back in. Planning ahead might seem time-consuming but it can save you a lot of heartache in the long run.
2. Ziploc Everything That You Can
Ziplocs or any vacuum-seal plastic bags are a godsend. Not only do they close securely so that you can store items like lotion, bath oils, and makeup without being afraid of any leakage, they also compress if you let the air out before sealing. This is ideal for situations where you have to save storage space.
Resealable bags can also keep your things from getting damaged. You can buy them in different sizes so that you can protect many different items from dust, water, and wear and tear. You can use this solution to pack something as small as jewellery or something as big as your favourite book.
3. Labelling is Key
A little permanent marker and masking tape can go a long way. Labelling is very important whether you’re moving things out of your house or leaving them there during the construction period. For example, a box of glasses can be saved by simply scrawling fragile in red marker across all the sides.
Doing this also makes things easier for you when you move back in. You can then create a list of priorities: do you unpack the dining ware first or the bedsheets? This makes things more efficient and convenient so that you can enjoy your revamped home in a jiffy.
4. Renting a Separate Space
A lot of homeowners are hesitant to move out during home renovations–for one thing, it can be very expensive. Also, moving out for a while means having to trust your contractor enough to leave your home to him or her for an extended period of time. However, moving out and renting a smaller place while your house is being renovated can actually lend you a lot of peace of mind.
You might be paying a bit more, but it’s an investment in your happiness. You don’t have to put with the noise and the dust of a construction site. Also, the untouched areas in the house can serve as storage, making sure that your things have enough space so they won’t get damaged.
5. Invest in Storage
Storage spaces are another great option to explore. If you are only renovating one area of the house and moving somewhere else for a few months doesn’t seem like it’s worth it, renting storage space might be a better idea.
Storage spaces are great for storing furniture, glassware, clothes, and even books or toys which aren’t a priority while construction is ongoing. They’re also very secure, with each unit having a lock of its own and the entire area usually being monitored by the storage rental company.
Although you might not follow all of these tips, they cover all the areas that you can use to make your home renovation as clean and organized as possible. All of the tips complement each other.
For example, storage also goes hand in hand with all of the tips we discussed in this article. Protecting your belongings with Ziplocs or plastic wrap for furniture can make all the difference when keeping your home organized. Labelling them can make it easier for you to retrieve your things from storage. You can also opt to rent storage if you’re moving to a smaller place and you can’t take most of your things with you. You can simply mix and match what works for you. These tips ensure your home renovation won’t just be a makeover of your beautiful home, it’ll also be spring cleaning for the soul.