Spring is always a great time to start fresh. It’s the perfect time to clean and organize your home, including your garage. There is a lot that goes into cleaning your garage such as planning, having the right supplies or having enough people to help you complete the job in a timely manner. Though garage organization and cleaning may seem like a daunting task, it is manageable and you will feel accomplished and satisfied with your newly cleared out space!
Where to Start
The first thing you are going to want to do when cleaning your garage is to separate everything into a few different piles. You will need a pile for items you want to keep, donate, sell or toss. It may be difficult to decide what you want to keep or get rid of. A rule of thumb you can follow is if you haven’t used an item in a few years, toss it. For the items you decide to keep, make sure you have the proper storage and labeling so you can find them quickly when you need them in the future. There are items that you can easily donate, as well as items you can make a decent profit on by selling. Donate the items as soon as you can and pick a garage sale date so you don’t hang on to those items too long.
How you store things in your garage is a major key to keeping items organized and maintaining a clean space. Use plastic storage bins while using proper labeling to keep those items you decide to keep organized and easy to find. Open shelving and pegboards are two inexpensive options to store objects. You may also want to consider use overhead space in your garage for certain items such as bikes or fishing poles.
Once you are finished with your garage cleaning and organization, you will use the space much more efficiently. If you take the time to clean and organize properly, it will make the next time you do so much faster, freeing up more time to enjoy the spring weather!