Renovate & Radiate: How to Green Clean Post-renovation

Renovating is a thrilling time. Whether it’s to add some detailed beauty, increase the space, or improve the homes’ functionality, renovating can bring excitement and mess all at once. The post-renovation cleaning is often an overlooked part of the renovation process. This step is critical for a sparkling, spotless home. It’s crucial to eliminate the dust, debris, and any leftover materials. Today, we’re sharing how to do a fantastic post-renovation clean while remaining environmentally friendly. So get ready to clean grout, vacuum, dust, and get rid of all the leftovers of your renovation project because we’re unveiling the easiest way to a spotless house.

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Why Is Green Cleaning Important Post-renovation?

If you want a spotless house, with clean grout and without dust and grime, eco-friendly cleaning after your renovation is necessary. Instead of listing places and saying, “Tidy Here,” we’ll share ways to incorporate green cleaning throughout your home and explain why it’s so important. Green cleaning supports environmental sustainability, protects indoor air quality, preserves home surfaces, and cuts down on water waste. In addition, it cuts down on overall waste, plastic pollution, and so much more. So go get your notebook and get ready to take some notes because we’re sharing green cleaning post-renovation products you need for a radiant, sparkling clean.

Eco-Friendly Post-renovation Cleaning Products

  • Biodegradable trash bags.
  • Reusable cleaning cloths.
  • Eco-friendly trash can.
  • Recycled plastic broom and dustpan.
  • Sea sponges.
  • Non-toxic green clean grout solution.
  • Green-friendly window cleaner.
  • Bio-degradable carpet cleaner.

If interested, you can learn more about effective grout care and repair.

Green-Cleaning Best Practices for a Post-renovation Clean

1. Use an Eco-Friendly All-Purpose Cleaner

An eco-friendly all-purpose cleaner is a powerful way to give your home a good clean without harming the environment. Below are two green-cleaning all-purpose recipes you can try:

Solution #1

  • One part white vinegar
  • One part water
  • Lemon rind
  • Rosemary spring

Combine and let simmer together for one week before use.

Solution #2

  • One cup of distilled white vinegar
  • One cup of distilled water
  • 15-30 drops of your favorite essential oil

Ready for use immediately.

2. Reuse & Recycle Construction Materials

While you’re going through your home, collecting items you no longer need post-renovation, set aside things that can be reused or recycled. Items like cardboard, wood, boxes, etc can be recycled, made into something else, or even donated to, for example, a daycare for their arts and crafts station.

3. Donate Unwanted Items

Before your home is spic and span brand new feeling, you have to get rid of the things that were there before you renovated. Consider donating items that are in suitable condition instead of tossing them into the landfill. Reach out to shelters, safe spaces, teen drop-ins, etc., to see if they need what you have.

4. Install Water Conservation Measures

Make sure your toilet is energy-efficient, your faucets are high-quality water-conserving fixtures, and you only use the dishwasher when it is full load. Install a water-saving showerhead, take shorter showers, and turn the tap off when brushing your teeth. These are a couple of ways you can conserve water post-renovation.

5. Ensure Your Home Has Good Ventilation

Ensuring good ventilation is paramount for a post-renovation eco-friendly clean for several reasons. During renovations, various materials and substances, such as dust, particles, and fumes from paints or adhesives, may be introduced into the home. Adequate ventilation helps disperse these potentially harmful elements, improving indoor air quality and safeguarding the health of the occupants. Additionally, many eco-friendly cleaning products may have natural scents or essential oils, and proper ventilation ensures a pleasant and fresh atmosphere without the need for artificial air fresheners. Moreover, ventilation supports the drying process of surfaces, reducing the risk of mold growth, which is particularly important after renovations where increased moisture levels may persist. Ultimately, prioritizing good ventilation aligns with eco-conscious living, promoting a healthier indoor environment and reducing reliance on energy-consuming air purification systems.

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Final Thoughts

Your post-renovation cleaning is usually the last step before you can enjoy your brand-new modification. Regardless of what the renovation was made for, a powerful, eco-friendly clean is significant. It removes dirt, grime, and dust and ensures no toxic chemicals are left sitting. Following our tips for a green, clean post-renovation will make a massive difference in your environmental impact and that your home is clean without any toxins or chemicals. 

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