Spring has sprung, and while you may be spring cleaning closets, drawers and weeding your garden, don’t forget about the garage. For some, the garage is a daunting place full of unorganized tools, lawn equipment, car parts or other relatively messy items. Annual spring cleaning can make your garage a safer and more organized extension of your home.
Here are a few garage cleaning tips you can do to make spring cleaning your garage a little easier:
Organize Tools and Make Sure They All Have a Place
Your garage doesn’t have to be a tool graveyard! Find and organize your small and large tools, missing equipment and other “junk” when spring cleaning your garage space. Take the time to neatly organize small tool supplies like nails, screws, nuts, bolts, drill bits and other small equipment into trays or specific containers for easy access. It is also a great time to take inventory of tools and equipment, so you know what you have or need and can make room for your new purchases.
If you have a few larger tools, test them out, give them a good cleaning and find a safe, more permanent home for them. This is where custom cabinets and shelving units from Chicago Closets come in handy.
Organize Sports Equipment
Sports equipment finds a home in just about every nook and cranny of the garage. When spring cleaning your garage, make organizing your own or your family’s sporting equipment a priority to ensure it’s easy to find when you need it.
Having a functional and organized method for storing sports equipment saves time and money in the long run, too. For instance, you won’t need to rush out and purchase another basketball simply because you can’t find the one you know you already have. As you go through what you have, make sure it all works as well. Donate extra items you don’t need and toss or recycle what doesn’t work.
As you’re organizing tools, sports equipment and other items in your garage, be sure to get rid of what you no longer need or use, things that are broken or unfixable, etc.
Selling, donating or giving away are some great options for off-loading any items you might be having a hard time parting with. You might also be able to recycle old tools, car parts and metal scraps — which is not only beneficial for your garage, but it’s good for the environment as well.
Spruce up the Space
Just because its a garage doesn’t mean it has to be a smelly, dirty dungeon. Air out the the space to remove any stale odors and dust. You can also give your garage a good cleaning by:
- Sweeping the floor, making sure to get corners and remove any cobwebs
- Cleaning doors, door frames and garage door tracks
- Dusting or cleaning shelves and shelving units
- Cleaning the garage fridge and stocking up for the summer
Chicago Closets has over 14 years of experience in designing organizational spaces to meet all of your needs. Contact us today to see what we can do with your garage!