I bought my house and allowed myself a few months to work on it before moving in.
I choose to rent my apartment a little longer so I could do some really hardcore renvoations.
I scrapped every popcorn ceiling in the house. The dust was just horrendous. For my bathrooms and kitchen, I choose to mud the ceilings and sand in order to make them smooth. I then took the closet bifolds and sanded them down so that I could add a coat of paint. The last thing I did was sand the wood walls in my living room and paint them white. Obviously, a lot of dust was blowing around in my home. I didn’t think of it at the time, but I kept my HVAC on constantly. I needed the AC pumping on me while I was doing the projects. Going up and down a ladder, crouching, bending and twisting is tiring and hardwork. I was thankful for the cooling system. Before I moved into my home I decided to clean the entire place. I washed the walls and light fixtures. I mopped the floors and added new rugs because of the dust. I was so happy to finally move into a perfectly clean home. Once I got all my stuff moved in I turned on the AC system. I was then appalled at the amount of dust that got on my new curtains, sheets and surfaces. The AC unit sucked up all the dust while I was working. It was storing the debris in the ductwork and so every room got a layer of dust when I turned my system on.