March 23rd, 2018 by

Cleaning is one of the great immortal springtime traditions, and now that spring has officially arrived, it’s time to get to work! Of course, because we’re car people, we’ll suggest that you focus on your garage. We’re the same as you in a lot of ways, one of which might be that the garage can become kind of a black hole of sorts and by spring you’ve just got a mess on your hands. With this guide, you can tackle the garage with confidence! Let’s get started.

The very first thing to do is to take EVERYTHING out of your garage. Literally everything. Car, junk, trash, stuff you need… get it all outside into the driveway or onto your lawn and leave your garage totally empty.

Now, sort everything you’ve just taken out into two piles, one for things that you want to keep and one for things that you’ve been meaning to throw away… or things you forgot about… you get the picture. Throw those things away right now. Dispose of chemicals like paint safely, and make sure to use some contractor bags, but by the end of this step you should have no more trash.

With your garage empty, you should give it a nice sweep and vacuum. Tackle the corners, nooks, crannies, everything. If it’s a nice day, you could even hose down the floor! If you’re feeling super adventurous, consider applying an epoxy garage floor kit. It’s a lot of work and a lot of waiting, but it’s worth it if you’re looking for a hardcore makeover.

With the space clean, it’s time to assess your storage solutions. If you don’t have shelves or wall storage, consider getting some! It’s a great space-saving hack to store things vertically. You can even store bikes on wall racks, which saves a TON of space.

Finally, get everything back into your garage, organizing as you go. You’ll probably spot some things that you thought you wanted to keep but are really junk that you can just go ahead and throw away. You don’t need that in your life. When everything’s back in place (or has found a new home), park your car back inside! And… you’re done. Doesn’t it feel great?

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