A home renovation project can turn the tidiest of homes into a chaotic and messy space, which bears more than a passing resemblance to a refuse site. While it's perfectly normal for construction work to generate rubbish, it is important not to allow the mess to get out of control. If you do, it will not only increase your stress levels but could also create a dangerous working environment for your renovation team, as rubbish strewn on the floors can lead to trips, slips and falls.

Here are two effective ways to keep the mess, during this type of project, to a minimum:

1. Hire a skip bin

Renovation work tends to produce a massive amount of rubbish, in the form of packaging materials (such as cardboard and bubble wrap), as well as scraps of sawn-off timber, plaster and other leftover construction materials. If you do not hire a skip bin, you will probably struggle to store and subsequently dispose of this rubbish. Most household rubbish bins are nowhere near large enough to hold the amount of refuse produced by a typical renovation project.

As such, you may end up leaving bags of rubbish outside your home or in your garage. In addition to being unsightly, this is also inconvenient, as it may take up free space on your property (which, during your renovation project, will probably be quite limited).

In this situation, a rented skip bin could serve as the ideal solution for your refuse storage and disposal needs. A large skip bin is enough to hold the entirety of the waste produced by the renovation work will ensure that you don't have to worry about unsightly, bulky rubbish bags being left in other areas of your property.

Furthermore, because the skip bin hire company will come and collect the filled-up bin, you won't have to waste any time or energy taking rubbish to a local landfill. 

2. Clean and tidy regularly

Cleaning and tidying during a renovation project can feel like a fruitless endeavour, as dust and rubbish continuously accumulate throughout each workday.

However, it is still important to spend a little bit of time on this task every evening. This will ensure that your home serves as a safe work environment for your renovation team (i.e. it will be free from hazardous materials that could lead to a fall). It will also help to prevent the rubbish and dust from building up to the point where you then have to undertake a mammoth cleaning session at the end of the project.

You needn't spend hours cleaning every day. Simply collect up bits of construction-related rubbish from the floors and put them into the skip bin as mentioned earlier, dust the surfaces and hoover the carpets. This should be enough to keep your home safe and relatively presentable throughout the project.