Whether you use your garage for parking your car or for storing any excess stuff you don’t use but can’t get yourself to throw out, it goes without saying that, just like your house and garden, your garage needs your time and attention as well.
Because we care, we have compiled for you a list of 10 easy and smart ways that will guide you through your next garage cleaning and organizing project!
Before you do anything, make sure to pick a day or two for this project. Get some snacks, invite some family or friends, put on some music and turn your cleaning project into something fun.
Start with tidying up and organizing and make sure you go through everything! Take out all your things and sort them into groups and decide on what you will be keeping, selling, donating, recycling or throwing out. (If you haven’t used something in ages, you probably won’t be using it again so make sure it goes.)
After you have sorted your things, organize the stuff you have decided to keep into categories so you can find them easily later on. Make sure you put them neatly in labeled boxes or storage bins that are easy to reach.
Next step is cleaning your garage floors. Use a broom or a vacuum cleaner to get rid of the dust and any spider webs followed by a multipurpose cleaner and some warm water to clean the floors. Mop to dry.
To get rid of any stench, make sure you air out the garage for a few hours. You can also you a deodorizer like diluted vinegar or essential oils to take care of unwanted smells.
You can use a detergent mixed with hot water to remove any grease stains that you might find on your garage floors.
A great trick for organizing your garage is having everything on wheels including cabinets and drill presses. This will help you clean out your garage more efficiently and with less time and effort.
Another trick for organizing your garage is wall mounting. If you wall mount your tools and boxes, you can make better use of your garage space and have a funky looking garage at the same time!
Keep your garage safe by storing paint and other toxic or hazardous materials properly. Be sure to throw out old materials periodically.
Finally, give your garage a small makeover by applying a fresh coat of paint before moving your stuff back in.