It’s hard to think of a garage as an essential part of the house since it is typically used much less often, but if left unchecked, it can get completely overrun with junk, dirt, and grime. Spring is the perfect time to think about finally making that move to get your garage not only organized, but cleaned and disinfected as well. Maybe this is the year that you finally can! That’s why we’ve put together some helpful tips and strategies that will hopefully inspire and motivate you to make your garage dreams into a reality. Let’s get started!
That’s right. If you’re really going to do it, then you have to do it all the way. Make sure you start out in the morning on a clear and sunny day and try to enlist as much help from friends and family as possible. Start by taking everything, literally everything, out of your garage and placing it in your driveway or in a safe area directly by the garage. This will allow you to thoroughly organize and sort everything and will allow you to actually clean your garage space. It seems crazy, but it will definitely help when it comes time to put everything back because you will have a clean slate so to speak.
Once everything is out of your garage, it’s time to start attacking the space with everything you’ve got. Start with sweeping the floor and vacuuming all of the corners and crevices. You’ll want to make sure to get all of the cobwebs and spider hiding places.
Then you can start to disinfect the floor and walls in your garage, including the shelving. Get a bucket and fill it with a gallon of water and pour in a quarter cup of bleach. Use that to wipe down the walls and shelving of your garage. You can use a few scoops of laundry detergent in a bucket of warm water to use as a mop mixture for the floor of the garage or use your favorite mop mixture of choice that you have on hand.
Now that your garage itself is cleaned and sanitized, you can sort the contents that you moved out onto the driveway before putting it all back in. You’ll want to go through and triage everything into piles for trash, donate, and keep. Once you have everything sorted into those piles, you can have a better idea as to how you will need to set up your garage to store the remaining items. This could mean buying more shelving to keep things off the ground or arranging your storage bins in a way that allows easy access and visible contents designations on the sides. A little planning goes a long way!
Now you can bring items in and put them in their appropriate places in a garage that is cleaned and disinfected. Enjoy your new clean and easy to navigate garage!
For The Road
Cleaning out your garage is a huge task, but it doesn’t have to be! With a little preparation you can be ready for anything that comes your way this year. Contact us if you or someone you know may be in need of a residential or commercial cleaning service like ours. We can’t wait to hear from you. Give us a call or email us here. Have fun and stay safe out there!