Spring is an excellent time to clear out the dirt, dust and debris that has accumulated in your garage over the winter. Look at a few simple tasks you can do to get started.
Sweep the Floor
Sweep the dried leaves, dirt, dust and twigs out of your garage. It’s amazing how much debris can blow in beneath your closed garage door during the cold weather months. Once you have a clean floor you can look around to see what needs to stay put and what needs to be packed away.
Store Winter Items Out of the Way
Plastic sleds, winter coats, a tarp for a car and other items can be put away during the spring and summer. One idea is to invest in some overhead storage cabinets, so you can use your floor space for other things. Plus, it’s a great way to keep the mice and other pests away from coats, a tarp and other fabric covered items.
If you have a few cabinets in your garage, spring is the perfect time to reorganize them. Put your nails, screws, nuts and washers in small containers with labels on them. That way, you can stack the boxes inside the cabinet and find exactly what you need when you need it. Put your clean rags and extra trash bags in cannisters with labels so you can get your hands on them quickly. Other supplies such as a tape measure, caulking gun, paintbrushes and a hacksaw can be arranged in a logical way in your cabinet. Labeling items in your garage cabinets can take a bit of time, but you’ll be able to avoid the annoying task of going through entire cabinets looking for one item.
Clean the Countertops
Cleaning countertops in your garage is especially important if you use the space as a workshop for DIY projects. Starting any project on a clean counter helps you to keep track of all of your supplies. Use mild soap, warm water and clean rag to polish the countertop.
Lastly, start with these tasks to get your spring cleaning underway! Taking on a few cleaning tasks at a time can help the job to be more manageable. Just think of how joyful you’ll be whenever you step into your sparkling, organized garage.