Spring Clean Your Garage

More often people think of spring as a fresh start. Homeowners rid their households of unwanted items, making their living spaces more enjoyable. If you are the type of homeowner that likes to participate in “Spring Cleaning”, do not leave out your garage space during the process.

Spring is right around the corner and as the days start to get warmer and longer, homeowners tend to be outside more. During the spring and summer months we use our garage more, sometimes leaving it open for view. Don’t be embarrassed by a cluttered, unorganized garage. Get a head start on your spring cleaning starting with your garage.

Picking a sunny day, pull out all of your items that are inside your garage and sort through them in your driveway. You’ll immediately see what you do not need. It is helpful if you make piles. For example, a pile for trash, a pile for keep, and a pile for yard sale or donation. Also, you can make a separate pile for toxic items- batteries, old gas, paint- and dispose of them responsibly. (Visit earth911.com for recycling advice and resources.)

Once your garage is empty, you can visualize where you want larger items (lawn mower, bikes, work bench) to go. Also, you can see where you want regularly used items such as yard tools placed.

An empty garage is a great time to dust cob-webs off of your garage door sensors, paint, and even treat your garage floor with an epoxy treatment.

Hanging peg boards, hooks, and shelves for small tools and equipment is a great way to keep smaller items off of the floor.

 

Now that your former chaotic space has been transformed into a welcoming tidy space, you might actually can park your car inside. For more information and ideas on cleaning and organizing your garage door, click on the link below.

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