If you didn’t have time for spring cleaning, it’s not too late to get your garage organized before the cold weather sets in. The team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair of Minneapolis, MN has a few tips for cleaning out your garage. We know it can be an overwhelming task, which is why so many homeowners put it off.
Here are 5 tips for cleaning out your garage:
1. Start Early and Plan For a Full Day
It’s best to give yourself a full day to clean out your garage. Block a time where you can start early and you have nothing to do the whole day. If you get done early and have time to do other things, that will be a bonus. However, you don’t want to have your entire garage unpacked when it’s time to go somewhere else.
2. Sort Everything Into Three Piles
Before you can get to the actual cleaning part of the garage, you have to knock out the clutter and organize it. Just like the author of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up says, if it doesn’t bring you joy, get rid of it. A garage is a place that tends to collect things we think we might use one day, but end up sitting around without a use for a long time.
Create 3 piles and start putting items in the piles:
- Give away
Sort all of our items into these piles in your driveway. Once you have the trash pile together, go ahead and dispose of the things. Load your vehicle with the giveaway pile and immediately take it to a drop off location. Then, tackle organizing the things you want to keep.
3. Sweep and Mop
If you managed to pull everything out of your garage into the driveway, then take a few minutes to sweep and mop the floors before you start organizing your things. This way, you can really clean the corners and areas you normally can’t reach.
4. Create an Organization System
If you haven’t put much effort into organizing your garage before now, you’ll want to come up with a system. This might mean running to the store to buy a few bins, racks, or stand-alone cabinets. Everything that is left in the store pile needs a place to live in your garage.
5. Do a Second Purge
Once you start organizing all of your stuff, you might find you have way too much to store. At this point, you’ll want to take a second look at what you have left. You’ll likely realize you kept things that weren’t necessary in the first sort.
Call Us For Garage Door Maintenance
The team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair of Minneapolis, Minnesota can’t clean out your garage, but we can fix your broken door or do a tune-up. When you are working on cleaning out your garage, we recommend you take the time to call us for maintenance. Our technicians can get out to your home at a time that works well for you.
Call today so we can do a tune-up on your door or make any necessary repairs.