Spring is the perfect time to declutter and organize your garage. With the warmer weather and longer days, you can finally tackle that mess that’s been piling up over the winter months. But where do you start? Here are some tips for spring cleaning your garage
Set aside a full day 📅
Don’t try to tackle your garage cleaning in bits and pieces. Dedicate a full day to the task so you can make real progress. Make sure to clear your schedule and enlist the help of family members and friends if needed.
Take everything out
The first step in cleaning your garage is to empty it completely. This may seem daunting, but it will give you a chance to assess everything you have and create a plan for organizing it. Plus, it will make cleaning the floors and walls much easier.
Sort, Categorize, and Declutter
Once you’ve taken everything out of your garage, it’s time to sort it into categories. Some common categories include tools, gardening supplies, sports equipment, and seasonal decorations. This will help you see what you have and what you need to get rid of. Once you’ve sorted everything into categories, it’s time to declutter. Get rid of anything that’s broken, no longer needed, or hasn’t been used in the past year. You can donate, sell, or throw away items as needed.
Clean and repair 🧽
With everything out of the garage, you can now clean the floors, walls, garage door, and any other surfaces that need attention. This is also a good time to repair any damage, such as cracks in the concrete or broken shelves. Make sure to give your garage door a good cleaning. To clean your garage door, simply use a mild dish detergent, water, and a sponge. Don’t forget to clean the sensors for your garage door opener! If you find that your garage door is noisy or not operating properly, be sure to call Advanced Overhead Door! We will provide comprehensive inspection and affordable solutions.
Organize and store
Now that you’ve decluttered and cleaned your garage, it’s time to organize and store everything back in. Consider investing in shelves, cabinets, or storage bins to keep items organized and easily accessible. Make sure to label everything so you can find what you need quickly.
Once you’ve completed your garage spring cleaning, make a plan to maintain it throughout the year. Regularly declutter and organize, sweep the floors, and clean any spills or stains immediately. It is also recommended to have your garage door maintained regularly to prevent costly repairs. The expert technicians at Advanced Overhead Door can maintain and repair most major manufacturers of garage doors.
Spring cleaning your garage can seem overwhelming, but by taking it step-by-step and enlisting help if needed, you can make real progress in a single day. Remember to declutter, clean, and organize your belongings, and make a plan to maintain your newly cleaned space throughout the year. Happy cleaning!
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