As summer approaches rapidly, it’s time to make sure your garage is ready for the activities that often accompany the arrival of warmer weather. If you’re planning on making use of your garage this summer, you should take some time to clean and organize it now!
When spring cleaning your garage, it can be difficult to decide where to start. If you’ve neglected regular organization and cleaning in your garage for some time, you might have quite a formidable task in front of you.
You shouldn’t worry about overcoming this daunting task! When you’re finished, you’ll have a recreational space to enjoy and a system in place to maintain organization in your garage for years to come. Here are a few simple suggestions for spring-cleaning your garage:
Empty and Account For
This is the hardest part of organizing your garage: getting started. While it may seem like an insurmountable mess, you won’t get anywhere unless you start. If your garage is extremely disorganized, you may simply need to pull everything out in order to put it back in some semblance of order.
Don’t neglect emptying out certain things because you’re feeling lazy. If you truly want to do a thorough cleaning of your garage before moving things back in, everything must come out first. As you empty your garage, be careful to sort things out so that moving them back in will be easier. Some simple categories for sorting include trash, recycling, items set aside for donation, tools, and other items to be properly stored back in your garage.
Clean, Clean, Clean
Once you’ve pulled everything out of your garage, it’s time to tackle a thorough cleaning of the space. Be careful not to neglect an inch of your garage when cleaning, as your efforts now will only reduce the maintenance you’ll have to do later.
While you’re cleaning your garage, be sure to open any windows to allow proper air ventilation. If you go so far as to pressure wash the floors of your garage, leaving windows open is essential for allowing your garage to completely dry overnight.
Design a System for Storage
Once you’ve thrown out trash, donated items you’re willing to part with, and thoroughly cleaning your garage out, it’s time to think about how you’ll most effectively organize what’s left. Taking stock of what you have left will help you select storage bins that suit your needs.
Proper storage is essential to maintain the cleanliness and organization of your garage space. If you’re having trouble visualizing storage solutions that will keep everything in its’ proper place, be sure to enlist the help of the storage experts at Perfect Fit Garages.
Put Everything Back
Once you’ve selected and installed the proper storage system in your garage, it’s time to filter your items back in. If you want to keep things as easy as possible to find later, you may even consider labeling storage units based on categories such as sports-equipment, yard tools, and other important hardware.
If you’re looking for assistance when it comes to designing and installing effective storage solutions in your garage, please don’t hesitate to give the professional team at Perfect Fit Garages a call at 1-587-230-8120 today!