September 23, 2023

How to prepare for an upcoming home revamp and renovation project

Planning for a home revamp project to spruce up the look and refurbish some parts of the home where it is showing signs of wear and tear? During this home revamp period, there are several things you should note and prepare accordingly so that the cleaning process after the project can be less tiring. Here are five tips to help you prepare for a home revamp project.

  1. Start decluttering

Before locking down the final dates of the revamp process, you should take some time to declutter your home. Clear out the areas that you plan to refurbish. These areas usually get very dusty, and the workers will move in and out frequently, so clear out as many things as you can to provide more walking space.

Start your decluttering journey by cleaning, throwing and donating your items according to their condition. If you have items in good condition, consider donating them through various organisations.

  1. Pack everything in boxes and label them accordingly

After disposing of items, pack the remaining ones in boxes. It’s important to label the boxes appropriately so that you know what’s in each box, making unpacking easier.

During this period, you can also explore renting a self-storage unit to store boxes, furniture pieces, and seasonal items that you rarely use but are still in good condition. There are many self-storage facilities in Hong Kong, and you can rent a unit near your home or one that has the best storage deal.

Before signing any storage contract, it is always good to visit the storage location to see its various on-ground features, such as security, accessibility, storage size availability, and storage plans. By renting a self-storage unit, you’ll be able to protect fragile items and keep more items away from dust during the home renovation period.

If you’d like to find out more storage information, you can always visit Extra Space Asia Self Storage during operating hours or give us a call at 3974 6000.

  1. Put up dustproof covers around your home

During the home revamp period, your entire home will inevitably become dusty and messy due to the construction work and hacking activities to remove the older items in your home. To minimise dust contact with your furniture items or boxes, try to put up as many dustproof covers as possible around your home and on items that you wish to protect from dust.

Ensure that the tapes are used to cover all areas and tall cabinets so that dust will not penetrate the covered area. For fragile items like glassware and television sets, put some bubble wrap around them before covering them up.

  1. Look for alternative accommodations

During the home revamp period, your home may become too dusty and dirty to stay in, with daily hacking and drilling activities. To top it off, you might not have direct access to your home toilet too.

Therefore, it’s best to look for alternative accommodations during this period. You can search for hotels that might offer good deals or stay with family members or friends. Do note that you may need to visit your home once in a while during the renovation period to check on the progress or speak to workers.

  1. Engage professional cleaning company

Once the home revamp project is successfully completed, the workers can assist you in removing the dustproof covers first. The dustproof covers and protection sheets may not completely protect all parts and furniture from getting dusty and dirty. Therefore, some dust may still be present, and you’ll need to clean the newly renovated areas of your home, including the newly constructed toilets, floor tiles and walkways.

If time is tight, consider getting help from a professional cleaning agency to give your home a deep clean-up after this home project. This will help to get rid of the first layer of hard-to-clean dusty areas and spots.

By: Michelle Lee