We all have garages that are frankly stacked to the brim with half the stuff we’ll probably never use. Some people’s garages are better than others, but just about everyone can do with some spring cleaning.
Spring cleaning for many homeowners can be a challenge. Often it is a bitter pill to swallow when you’ve been putting it off for so long. The good news is that Cleaning Your Garage will mean that you have way more room and hence utility of the garage.
If you have friends and family around, maybe ask them to help out. If anything working as a team can speed up the process significantly and be far less boring.
Now that you’re ready to start cleaning your garage, here are a few tips to get the most out of it.
Remove Just About Everything From the Garage
Spring cleaning a garage does not mean making an Off-The-Cuff Decision To Throw Stuff Out. The best way to handle it is to take everything out of the garage and put it on the driveway. Make sure that there is no rain forecast for the day. Now that you have a blank slate to work with, the next step is to clean the garage out before you move on and start putting back what you need.
Dust, Sweep and Wipe Down the Garage
You will want to clean Every Corner Of The Garage. Start with some sweeping, then clean the ceiling and sweep the garage again. That should also be followed by cleaning the shelves. Once done, swab the floor multiple times till it looks spotless (or nearly spotless).
Clean The Garage Floor
Once all the dust has been eliminated, you can then create a cleaning solution consisting of water and vinegar to clean the floor. If you have a build-up of grime, then use a power washer to clean it. It is possible to rent a high PSI power washer for a few dollars an hour. Once the floor is clean, the same solution can be used on the windows and the garage door.
Organize and Sort
As the garage is left to dry out, you can now start sorting stuff you want to keep in the driveway. You want to create a separate pile of things you want and ones you instead give away.
If your garage does not have organizers, storage units and shelves, you will want to install those now. It is always a good idea to have a designated space for everything so that you know where to find them.
Check the Garage Door
Check to make sure that your Garage Door Does Not Need Maintenance. You will want to make sure that everything is working. If it does need maintenance, then call garage door professionals to handle it for you. Also, a professional inspection will not hurt if anything; it will help identify issues before they become costly to fix.