When it comes time to tear out those walls, it’s easy to get too excited and start into it without taking a couple minutes to prep. Who wants crap falling into their vents to be blown up into your air for months (to forever)? Not me.
Although I forgot and got half my Closet Wall torn out before I looked down and saw all the crap falling into my vent. Nice! Here’s my no brainer to keep all that crap out of the vents…provided I remember to do it.
1. Remove vent cover.
2. Place old T-Shirt (or kitchen towel or sheet or scrap of fabric…) over the hole and replace vent cover.
3. When done with your demo, clean surrounding floor, then fold the sides of the T-Shirt up over the vent and pull the whole thing out- crap and all.
4. Dispose of crap and replace clean vent cover.
It’s true what they say about “an ounce of prevention”. It’s just so HARD to remember to take it!
Tags: DIY, Remodeling