Last updated on June 1st, 2023 at 09:23 pm
Spring cleaning is an important time of year, which can be a stepping stone to what feels like a brand new home.
Here are a few ideas for you as you clean your garage ang get it organized. [Also read: Organize and Declutter Your Garage: 16 Essentials You Need]
How to Spring Clean Your Garage
Get Rid of Unnecessary Clutter
The first thing to do when spring cleaning is to go through all the items you have, and decide what is no longer useful.
Are you saving miles of extension cords or spare car parts? Are the things in your garage truly useful to you? Be honest with yourself, and keep only what you really need.
The boxes and items in your garage tend to build up dust rapidly.
Because of dirt blowing in from outside, and a large door leading directly to the outside elements, you will need to be vigilant about dusting.
Spring cleaning is a great time to run a micro-fiber cloth over everything that is exposed. You may need several cloths, as they will fill up with dust quickly.
Speaking of dust, there’s no point in ruining your well-planned day with dust allergies. When you have a runny nose, watery eyes, and a scratchy throat caused by inhaling too much dust, it’s impossible to get anything done. Given that breathing in dust can be harmful to your health, it is essential to wear a face mask when cleaning a dusty garage.
Clean the Floor
Now is time to do a major floor washing. First you will want to use a large broom to clear most of the dirt away.
Next, take a bucket and mop with some soap and vinegar, and wash the floor as thoroughly as possible.
Some of the items in your garage will need to be cleaned, and it will not be as easy as wiping dust away.
Perhaps your extension cords, bicycles, and rain boots have mud or other grime caked on them. Take the dirty items outside, and give them a good rinse, using soap when necessary.How to Spring Clean Your Garage | #springcleaning #spring #cleaning #garage #home Click To Tweet
Make Room for Your Vehicle
Now that everything is clean, it’s time to get organized.
One of the main benefits of having a garage is having an enclosed space to park a vehicle. Unfortunately for many families, there isn’t enough room to fit their car in the garage, because it’s used as a storage space. If you are running low on space another potential option is to sell the car if it’s one you aren’t using.
Once you’ve sorted through all your items, you can now decide whether to keep or get rid of them. Next, put what remains back in an organized manner.
Arrange what you have left, so that you can once again fit your vehicle inside the garage–it’s what the garage was meant for after all.
Install Storage Solutions
If you’ve tried your best and still can’t fit everything in the garage in an orderly way, you may want to take your organization efforts a step further.
With all of options out there, you should easily be able to find a garage storage system that works for you. There are systems that include everything from stackable storage boxes, to weather-proof storage, to overhead storage.
No matter what, put safety first. Use every precaution when you spring clean your garage.
Be sure to secure overhead storage properly so it doesn’t fall down later. Unplug electrical items before cleaning. Be cautious about sharp objects when digging in boxes.
A little foresight can save you a lot of time and trouble later on.
Spring cleaning your garage can feel like a big project, but it’s worth the time you put into it.
When you’re done, you’ll have a garage that is efficient and useful again.
Are you ready to spring clean your garage? We hope these tips will help.
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