Your garage may be one of the most used rooms in the home, but when it comes to cleaning, it's overlooked all of the time. It can become strained, cluttered, and dirt can build up. These are some tips on cleaning the garage and making it neat and orderly.
If there are not already shelves in the garage a good and sturdy set should be purchased. There are many different types of wall shelving for the garage. This will allow a person to store their items and keep them off the floor. Any items in storage that can fit into a plastic tub with a lid should be placed in them. These tubs can then be put on the shelves to reduce clutter and give the garage some organization.
Holidays decorations and similar things should be stored together. This way when a person looks for these items they are in the same area of the garage. If they are used once a year or less they can be kept in the back of the shelves since they are seldom used. Items that are used more often or even on a monthly basis should be kept towards the front of the shelving.
Get Rid of Things
The garage is used for storage in many homes. If items have been laying around the garage for a period of time than it should be thrown out. Keepsakes and similar items are fine but if general things have not been used in around a year then it is time to get rid of it. This will reduce the clutter in the garage too.
Wipe it Down
Once the clutter is out of the way, the garage should be given a good cleaning. The walls, lighting fixtures, and any hardware should be wiped down. The walls can be cleaned with a car sponge and dried with a towel if they are dirty. Once everything is dry the floor should be given a good sweeping. Depending on the type of flooring, it can be moped as well. If there are stains on the floor, commercial oil stain remover can be used to remove these stains.
The garage floor can be painted. This will make it easier to clean and will allow it to feel like another room in the home. A high-quality floor paint should be used. In addition. to making the garage floor look better, the paint can help seal up the cracks and keep any additional moisture from entering the concrete.
Keep It Clean
Once your garage is cleaned and organized it is important to keep it this way. When items are taken from storage they should be put back right away and kept off of the floor. This will help keep the garage clean.
These are some tips for keeping the garage clean. With a clean garage, a family can enjoy additional living space. There can even be enough room to protect the cars and keep them in the garage and out of the weather.