With the spring season comes warmer weather & longer days, presenting the perfect opportunity to spend some time cleaning out your garage to make it the perfect outdoor hang-out spot or workshop. If you’re ready to get your garage back in tip-top shape this spring, here are four simple tips to help you get organized and functional. With just a few hours of work and some creativity, you can transform your garage into a space you’ll actually want to use!
Air Out Your Garage
When it comes to spring cleaning, the first step you should take is to air out your garage. This important step helps to clear out any odors and dust that may have accumulated during the winter months. Make sure to open up all windows, doors, and vents in your garage to allow for a good circulation of air. You should also consider setting up a fan in the garage to help draw out any lingering odors. Doing this will give you a great starting point for cleaning your garage. Not only will it help freshen up the area, but it will also make it easier to see what needs to be addressed during the spring cleaning process.
Wipe Down & Sweep Out
Getting your garage ready for spring means it’s time for a good scrub. Begin by wiping down the inside of your garage door with a soapy solution and a soft cloth. Once you’ve gotten rid of any dirt or residue, use a broom to sweep out any loose debris. It’s also important to keep the entrance in front of your garage door clear of debris. This means sweeping up leaves, dirt, and cobwebs. If you have an outdoor mat, make sure you shake it out and clean it off. It’s best to check the thresholds of your garage door as well, as this area often accumulates dust and dirt. After everything is clean and swept, it’s time to mop the floor. Make sure you cover every corner and crevice to get rid of all the dust and grime. Finally, take a look around and make sure there’s nothing that needs to be thrown away – like broken tools or rusty nails. After you’ve given your garage the deep clean it needs, you can move on to the next step.
Purge Any Clutter
It’s time to clear out the clutter! When tackling spring cleaning, it’s important to get rid of the items that you no longer use or need. If it’s been a while since you’ve gone through your belongings in your garage, chances are there is a lot of stuff that you can do without. Start by setting aside some space for sorting all the items you’ll be going through. When you begin sorting, you’ll need to divide them into a few categories, like Keep, Donate, Recycle, and Trash. Putting everything out in an open space and sorting it into categories helps you see how many items are broken, unneeded, or not used. It will also make it much easier to organize what you do decide to keep. Check out this previous blog that will walk you step-by-step through the organization process!
Organize Based On Interests
After you give your garage a good cleaning, it’s time to organize! One of the best ways to do this is by organizing based on interests or categories of equipment you have in your garage. If you’re dealing with various pieces of equipment like sports equipment & home improvement tools, you may want to hang them on wall racks. This will help keep everything visible and organized. Place frequently used items on lower shelves and store less-used items higher up. Labeling bins and shelves will also help you stay organized in the long run. With this system in place, you’ll know exactly where to find everything. You can also use hooks to hang items from the ceiling, like ladders, bikes, and skis. When you create an organized system for each area of your garage, you can ensure that all of your items are accounted for and kept neat.
Our D&D Garage Door team hopes that by providing you with these simple cleaning tips, you can start off the spring season right with an organized & functional garage! There is nothing like coming home to a clean, refreshed space PLUS you may now have the perfect amount of room to park your car in your garage.