It’s finally done! Your home is fully remodeled and you’re ready to get back to normal. Before you do, it’s important to clean properly in the areas that were remodeled.

Even though the contractors will do their fair share of cleaning, everything is new and still needs to be cleaned. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for cleaning after a renovation project.

Get a Drop Cloth

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Yes, you would usually use a drop cloth during the remodeling project, but you should also have one to protect flooring while cleaning. You want to use drop cloths for flooring, furniture and other items needing to be protected from dust, scratches, and dirt. This can also help to reduce how long it takes to clean.

Stock up on Garbage Bags

During the cleaning process, you want to make sure you have plenty of garbage bags. With plenty of bags, you won’t have to stop if you run out. It’s pretty easy to go through several bags when cleaning.

Clean the Walls

You’d probably be surprised at how much dust and dirt walls retain. You want to dry dust the walls, even if they were recently painted. If they weren’t painted, you can clean them with a wet towel and if you have wallpaper, you can use a vacuum cleaner.

Clean the Furniture and Floors

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It’s also important to clean the furniture and flooring after a renovation project. You want to make sure you use a good vacuum for the floors and the furniture to get all the dust off everything. The cleaner you can get your furniture and flooring, the better.

Clean Windows

Windows often end up dirty after renovation projects. You want to make sure you take the time to clean them.

Clean Light Fixtures and Bulbs

For some reason, light fixtures and bulbs are a huge magnet for dust. Cleaning these after a renovation project is a must. You want to make sure you turn off the electricity before cleaning each one, as well.

After a renovation project, these tips will help you clean up and get your home ready to be used again.