10 Post Home Renovation Cleanup Tip

May 22, 2021

Cleaning up your home after major renovations can be a daunting task. Although renovations mean a new perspective to your home, it also leaves a mess of debris and dust everywhere. This mess is not only a discouraging sight, but it reduces fresh air in your home. Before you get comfortable on your sofa, your entire house needs a thorough cleaning exercise. Ensure you have all the cleaning material such as garbage bags, gloves, protective masks, and disinfectants. Here’s an after-renovations cleaning checklist you must complete.

1. Deal with All Renovation Leftovers

After any construction activities, there will always be trash leftover. Trash may include electric wires, pieces of wood, empty cans of paint, and metal pieces. The first step into getting your home back to normal is to collect all trash. Patrol your home and collect all the garbage while paying attention to hazardous material such as nails, bolts, and screws.

2. Take Care of Soft Furniture and Carpets

Regardless of how much you cover your furniture and carpets, dust and dirt will always sneak in. The tiny dust particles get trapped inside the fabric and lower your indoor air quality. If you ignore the dust and dirt, it could cause damages. To prevent such problems, thoroughly vacuum your carpets and soft furnishings.

3. Clean the Walls

To remove the dirt particles from your wall, start by dry dusting. Any other method could damage your fleshly plastered and decorated walls. In some cases, depending on the type of paint used, you could use a damp microfiber towel to clean the dust. Additionally, don’t forget to vacuum things such as pediments and moldings because dust particles get trapped on them.

4. Wipe and Polish All Your Furnishing

Pay close attention to hard surfaces such as your wooden furnishes. Wipe them starting from the top to the bottom. Keep in mind that dust gets trapped on carvings and details of furnishes, and you need to be keen when cleaning. Ensure you vacuum all your shelves, such as inside your cabinets and bookshelves. Finish your cleaning with thorough cleaning and polishing of your tiles or floors.

5. Change the Air Filter and Clean the Ventilation System

Dust and debris produced during renovations could find their way into your vents. Even if you renovated only one part of the house, you should check your ventilation system. Start by changing the air filters in the renovated space to trap the dust and curb the spread throughout the house. Remove the grids which cover the vents, then clean them with soapy water. Dry them before placing them back.

6. Clean Your Light Fixtures

You may get suppressed by how much dust particles get trapped everywhere. Your light fixtures will be filthy after renovating your home. If ignored, the dust will reduce the efficiency of your lights. Unless you have new ones, take down and clean your light bulbs with a dry, clean cloth.

7. Take Care of the Driveways and Sidewalks

Pieces of building material usually scatter everywhere, especially on your sidewalks and driveways. Ensure that they are all swept and the leftovers put in a trash can. You can also power-wash your driveways to get rid of sand and gravel that may have been during the contraction.

8. Dust the Banisters and Handrails

In case your home has stares, dust, and paint, get on the banisters and handrails. This part of your home is essential considering that it’s a crucial part of the beauty of your living room. Thoroughly clean them with a dry, soft cloth to look their best.

9. Clean All Home Appliances

During the renovation process, the electric appliances in your house collect dust particles. Home appliances such as microwaves, refrigerators, and toasters collect dust and make your home unappealing. Unplug them when cleaning or tripe the main electric switch. The last thing you need is electrocution when cleaning.

10. Clean Everything Else

Don’t concentrate too much on large items and forget the small stuff. In most cases, small accessories tend to get overlooked. Here is a list of objects to clean in your final step to a dust-free home.

  • Electronics such as routers and laptops
  • Lampshades
  • Decorative vases, photo frames
  • The blades of the ceiling fan

Ensure you wipe clean all countertops, door frames, and any other hard flat surface. Also, don’t forget window frames, doorknobs, handles, and windowsills.


Anyone who has done renovations to his home knows that the after-cleaning is not an easy feat. It's another headache when it comes to disposing of the trash. However, you need disease-free living space, and the dust and debris need to go.

The above tips will help you enjoy your home’s new outlook and get back to normal. Remember to separate the trash, then call your local waste recycling service. This way, you can make sure that you don’t end up with huge piles of garbage. You will also get help on how to recycle some things such as plastic and glass.


Carlos Diaz
I believe in making the impossible possible because there’s no fun in giving up. Travel, design, fashion and current trends in the field of industrial construction are topics that I enjoy writing about.

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