The Great Garage Clean Out

Messy Garage ready for cleaning
Messy, messy, messy

Garage cleaning….the best Saturday you’ll ever spend (just kidding)

Do you have a path from your driveway to your house through your garage that’s only just wide enough to squeeze through? Too much stuff but none of it can be thrown away? Kids move back in after college with them all their stuff? We understand and have been there before.  Here are the five tips on how to clean your garage.

  1. Declutter Things

Do you have a path from your driveway to your house through your garage that’s only just wide enough to squeeze through? Too much stuff but none of it can be thrown away? Kids move back in after college with them all their stuff? We understand and have been there before.  Here are the five tips on how to clean your garage.

2. Sweep and Dust

There’s saying cleanliness is next to godliness, to maintain the cleanliness of your garage you need to schedule the cleaning such as weekly or monthly. You can brush off all the stains and dirt in your garage, hose it and knock out all lingering dirt with a garden hose so that it will maintain the sparkling and it won’t let the bugs or rodents come in.  If your garage is clean then you’re more likely to spend time in there organizing.

3. Labeling

Labeling your items, especially when the are in plastic containers, will help you find them later when you need them. (Presuming you will actually need them someday.)  Duct tape is a simple way to label you containers instead of writing on the actual container itself.  You could also opt for a label maker, but we prefer duct tape for true cost effectiveness.  Clear containers are a great choice and are becoming more popular as it makes it easy to see what is inside without having to pop it open. 

4. Hang Things Up

If you can do a DIY storage that would be great because you will utilize the space of your garage, let say you will create a hook to hang up your bike and other sport or recreation items. Instead of putting them besides the cabinet you will utilize the space and hang items up higher and out of the way. Hanging things up also allows you to utilize additional wall space which might not normally be used.  It can allow you to group items together like yard care items and another spot for bike helmets and scooters.

5. Organize

After you declutter things in your garage, cleaning your garage and storing the important thing in your garage, go through one last time and organize things in the best way possible to be most effective. You’re going to have to keep at it on a regular basis to make sure your garage stays in tip-top shape.

Now clean garage
Much Better!