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How To Clean Your Apartment After A Renovation

October 26, 2017
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Your home is finally done with renovation after what feels like forever, but don’t be surprised that what greets you when you open the front door isn’t a pretty sight! Renovations can cause quite an upheaval in your home, and leave construction dust everywhere. Although interior designers usually clean the apartment after renovation, there might still be reminders of it here and there. Here’s what to do so that you can get your home in order again.

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Interior Designer: Zenith Arc

1. Priority: Ventilation

Open those windows and let some fresh air in, because your house will need some airing out after all that renovation work that has been going on. This will also be a great first step for your health, because we all know that breathing in dust and dirt will not make your lungs happy. If you need to, wear a face mask before you start.

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Interior Designer: Crescendo Interior And Lifestyle

2. Get rid of visible dirt

We know that you are tempted to reach for a mop to give the floor a good wipe down, but before you do that, do a dry clean first to get rid of the visible dirt. Start from the top and work your way to the bottom. Give your shelves and countertops a good 'sweep' with a dry cloth first. You can use a broom or a vacuum cleaner to get rid of any dust on the floor. Don’t neglect the inside of cupboards and your light fixtures too.

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Interior Designer: DS2000 Interior And Design

3. The Great Wipe-out

Once you have gotten rid most of the dirt, it’s time to bring out the mop or a wet cloth for the finer dust or dirt particles! If possible, use disinfectant and a micro-fibre cloth because it’s wonderful at catching minute specks of dust. Give all the surfaces in your apartment a good wipe, including the walls, door knobs, window sills, and doors. You might find that you’ll need to wipe over a few days, because of all the dust that takes time to settle. But with patience, your home will soon be dust-free!

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Interior Designer: U-Home Interior Design

4. Remove the pesky stains

It is inevitable that some stains might be left behind because of the construction work. Don’t fret if you see any hand or fingerprint marks on your laminated surfaces, because you can easily wipe those away with a damp cloth and a gentle detergent. And if you have a case of tile grout, you can use tools around the house, such as a screwdriver, to scrape the grout out.

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Interior Designer: The Interior Design Enterprise

And you’re done! It’s time to settle in, lounge about, and enjoy your new home.


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