Before you go tearing into your remodel with a sledgehammer in one hand and a chainsaw in the other, take a breath. As fun as it may seem to smash that sink that’s been dripping for 30 years, or tear apart the cabinet you’ve rammed your knee into daily, rushing into a demo isn’t the answer. Developing a plan beforehand can save you time and resources.
Mark materials that can be reused, repurposed, or donated.
Common items that can be reused, repurposed, or donated include cabinets, doors, hardware, millwork, or fixtures (sinks, faucets). Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a great place to donate materials still in good, working order. Other materials you may want to try and sell can go to your local resale shop, be listed online, or sold through a garage sale.
Rent a dumpster or dump trailer.
For the materials you do end up throwing out, you will want to be prepared with a way to dispose of them. Renting a dumpster provides the most space, but keep in mind they have been known to be dropped in inconvenient places or to even cause damage to the property or driveway. A dump trailer is a nice alternative option. It’s mobile and can be moved to whichever end of the house being renovated. Whichever option you choose, be sure to load the dumpster carefully. Keeping it organized assures the space is utilized to its max capacity.
Demo one area at a time.
Tearing everything apart at once is overwhelming, can lead to more of a mess, and cause confusion on what to keep or throw. Sectioning off the job makes it easier to start and finish, and the entire process more efficient.
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