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When you’re on the home stretch of your renovation, cleaning up the last bit of dust and debris from your project can seem tough to tackle. But the good news is that getting red of all that renovation debris is easier, and faster, than you think! For tips on how to clean dust out of key clutter areas, check out our video (and transcript) below:

How to Clean Up Your Renovation Dust

 

 

If you’re doing a home renovation, then the bane of your existence is probably dust. But don’t worry! We’ve got some cleanup tips for after your reno is complete!

1. Dusting Your Walls

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If you’re dusting walls that have just been freshly painted, use a dry dust cloth or a dust mop, so you don’t mess up your new walls. If your wall has a textured surface, like cladding or stucco, simply vacuum the walls with a brush attachment before wiping them down. I’ll bet you didn’t know you could vacuum walls!

2. Dusting Your Floors

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If you have carpeted floors, vacuum them thoroughly–once is probably not enough. Do it two or three times if you really want that dust gone. If you have a hard surface floor vacuum first, then go over it with a damp mop. But be sure not to soak the floor, that might cause damage.

3. Dusting Your Vents

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It’s a good idea to clean your vent covers too. Just unscrew them and wash them in soapy water. Be sure to dry them thoroughly, so the metal parts don’t rust.

 

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Jill Canty

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