What Should You Do During Window Replacement?

Once you go through all the motions and make all the decisions, you’re ready for the installation process of window replacement in Grass Valley, CA. You may even know what you need to do before the installers arrive, like take the pictures down from the walls and move furniture away from the windows. You also know it’s advisable to be on site with the installers as the process takes place. But what do you do with your time while they’re there?


Window installation doesn’t take as long as you’d think. The windows will be installed one at a time and each take about half an hour. You can have the installers start in whatever room you’d like or you can let them choose. The process usually only takes one day, two at the most if you have a lot of windows. Installers work in teams so depending on the size of the team you’ll likely have several rooms of the house empty at all times. Here are some ideas for things you can do while the installers work:

Organize Files

Is that filing cabinet in the office bursting at the seams? While the installers are working in the kitchen and other locations, take some time away from your everyday life and organize those files. Shred old documents and make room for new things. You’ll feel better not only about your new windows, but also your organization after the installation is complete.

Rid Of Tupperware

Most kitchens have an assortment of Tupperware, lids, and other containers and you probably use the same handful over and over again. So why do you have so much? Once the installers move out of the kitchen and onto other rooms, look through those containers, sort them, organize them, and get rid of the ones you don’t need any longer.


The installers will only be in the basement if you have windows to replace and if they start there, you’ll have the rest of the day to do whatever you want down there. Get a workout video up on your phone or use whatever equipment you might have in the basement to get a good workout in. It’s hard to fit that into a busy life, but when you’re stuck at home, go for it.

Clean Behind Them

If you have rooms with doors you can close, once the installers are done in those rooms, you can follow up and give everything a good dusting. You don’t want to work on open spaces that will get dusty again as the installation progresses, but cleaning rooms that are closed off can give you something to do.

While you might feel strange staying at home all day while others work, there are plenty of things you can do around your house. Grass Valley, CA window replacement doesn’t take all that much time and you’ll be so glad when it’s complete. Contact California Craftsman at (530) 887-1857 or stop by and see us at 4035 Grass Valley Hwy Ste G Auburn, CA 95602 to get staretd.