6 Garage Door Spring Cleaning Tips
If your garage is slowly becoming a storage room, it may be time to bring out the garbage bags and call up the local donation center for a pickup. Since sunny days are around the corner, it’s time to pick a nice morning to start making room in your garage again.
1. Start a Garage Sale Pile
First, you’re going to want to do is walk around your garage and pick up anything you haven’t touched in years. If you haven’t touched something for a while, then there’s a good chance you won’t be touching it in the future.
If you’re having a hard time deciding what needs to go, ask yourself:
- Do you need it?
- Do I love it?
- When was the last time I picked this up?
- Could it be used by someone else?
With these items, you’re going to want to start a pile, and depending on your personal preferences, you can either donate these items to a local charity or hold a garage sale when the weather gets better.
2. Throw Things Away
If you can’t sell the items, start collecting these items in a garbage bag. However, if the item is toxic, or it can be recycled, then it’s best to dispose of them responsibly. Check with your local municipality to find out where you can recycle or dispose of these items.
3. Clean the Floors
As you create these piles and make room for the lawn mower, make it an effort to clean out the entire garage. Once your floors are clear, take this time to sweep and wash the floor to make it look like new again. Also consider washing down the walls to get rid of any smudges or grease stains.
4. Shelving and Pegboards
If you feel that you don’t have enough space, consider installing shelves or pegboards on your walls. There’s a good chance you have plenty of wall space to use, this is a great way to keep a lot of items from taking up precious floor space. Ultimately, your goal is to use as much wall and vertical space as possible.
5. Create a Zone
As you clear your garage and create shelves, it’s now time to visualize where you’re going to put the larger items that don’t hang on the wall or fit on the shelves. It’s always best to have a corner area to dedicate to your larger items.
6. LabelIf your garage has a lot of boxes and plastic bins, you may want to label them for future reference. Simply write down what’s inside and make sure that the label is facing out to make it easy to read in the future. The same can be said about smaller drawers that are used for screws, tools and so forth. While the task may sound tedious, it will help you out tremendously in the future when you do need to find something.
Good organization is key, if you want a clean garage. If you’re able to follow these tips, there’s no reason you won’t have the cleanest garage on the block!