Garages can be an easy dumping ground for old and unwanted items. Because of this, garages usually become extremely cluttered over time. Most people have such a cluttered garage that there’s not even space for their cars. Take advantage of the final weeks of nice weather and clean out your garage. You’ll be glad you did when the snow comes. You’ll have a clean and organized garage and space to store your cars! Here are some tips for cleaning out your garage.
Take Everything Out
The first thing to do when cleaning out your garage is to take absolutely everything out of it. The process of taking everything out allows you to see all the items that you have in the garage. Examining an empty garage allows you to strategize how you’re going to organize it when you put everything back in.
Go Through All Items
Once everything is put onto the driveway you can start to sort through everything. Make piles of things you want to keep, things you want to throw away, and things you want to donate or sell. If you don’t know what to do with an item think about if you’ve used it in the past year. If you haven’t, safe to say you probably don’t need it. If the item is in good condition, you can choose to either sell or donate it.
Dispose Of All Unwanted Items
Once you have your piles set, the best way to feel a little more organized is to get rid of all the items you are throwing away. If you’ve rented a dumpster for your cleanout you can throw everything in there. If you didn’t rent a dumpster you can hire professionals to get rid of it all for you.
Deep Clean Your Garage
With everything still out of your garage its probably a good idea to clean it top to bottom. Wipe down all the walls and cabinets, sweep the floors, and deep clean the floors. This will eliminate all dust, cobwebs, oil stains, dead bugs, etc. leaving you with a spotless space. If you feel like you need to you can also repaint your walls and floors. If you choose to paint, leave them to dry overnight and finish your garage cleaning the next day.
Organize Your Garage
As you put everything back in your garage, put it back in an organized way. Buy extra bins, cabinets, shelves, etc. This will help you make a designated place for each of your items, making them easier to find and put back after use.
Recruit friends and family members to help you clean out your garage to make the process faster. If you don’t have time or don’t feel like cleaning out your garage yourself, you can also hire a professional junk removal and disposal company. They will dispose of all unwanted items and leave your garage organized and spotless!