If we were to think about which room in our house was the messiest of all, most would no doubt say that it was their garage or their shed. These outdoor units somehow become the accumulation depot of all things unwanted – but that we are too greedy to throw out. Some people even accumulate enough garbage in their garages to the point where they just decide to park their car outside – I do not think further explanations are necessary to just say how dirty and messy a garage or shed can thus be. But let’s face it: just how can you leave the car outside exposed to UV rays, bird excreta and all what not? Not to add, entering a car parked outside in the summer months is just an impossible feat. If you agree with me, then read on to find some easy and quick tips to keep your garage clean – of course, you will first have to do a full cleanout of your garage though!
• Get yourself garage storage products – the very first thing you need to do is acquire yourself some storage methods to keep all the clutter (which hopefully, you have sorted out in a way that only what you need is left). From the plastic containers that you can easily stack on top of one another, to the cabinets which you can attach to the walls over the bonnet of your car, make sure to buy enough storage items to fit everything you have.
• Take everything you can off the floor – now, except for your car and other things you cannot possibly take off from the floor, have everything stored in the tool cabinets and containers you bought. Store similar items in the same cabinet or container; labelling them is a good idea if you tend to forget where you placed them. Keep your plastic containers to the sides of the garage, and stack them on top of each other to further reduce the space taken up. As for the cabinets, lock any cabinet which contains important materials and tools. Know that you can also store things like your bicycle on the walls or the ceiling – there are thus many ways to keep your place free of clutter.
• Keep the floor clean – and last of all, once you have finished with storing everything away, know that you will have only one single rule to protect: keep your floor clean. As long as you do not have piles of who-knows-what accumulated on your floor, cleaning your garage will be an extremely easy task, for all you have to do is to regularly sweep or vacuum the floor. A good idea to further ease the task is to have your containers and other drawers you have placed on the floor either kept on raised planks or raise their legs, which will make sweeping under them easy.