Tips for Spring Cleaning in your Garage

19th February 2019

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It is that time of year again to get the house in shape. Winter has passed and now there’s no excuse for the heaping pile up of ‘junk’ in your car’s home.

I remember a time when we swept the floor of the garage, actually able to run a broom over the concrete flooring. Now we hop, skip, and nearly kill ourselves to move two inches! Boxes litter the floor, old magazines are shredded up underfoot, and smelly garbage bags sit in a heap in the corner awaiting their escape from the clutter.

Time to spring clean the garage

Why did it turn into such a disaster?

In the preparation for winter, we lazily stuffed old pool toys through the door and the garden tools we laid against walls instead of on their hooks. Eventually, the mess grew and grew until it overtook the garage. Our own little junkyard right off our home. Not exactly something someone is proud of.

Certainly something that we can change though. With a little organisation and the Mary Poppins’ spirit, we can tear into any mess with the courage of a lion! Of course, you’ll need some discipline too.

What’s in my garage or what should be the only thing in my garage?

Hammers, wrenches, nails, rakes, shovels. All the tools necessary for the house. The only problem is I can never find them when I need them. So what did I do? Went out and splurged on some great plastic bins, all varieties of sizes. I labeled them all and set them in their places. For the nails and screws? I put them in little jars on the garage shelves.

Shelves

These, I believe, are very nice in any garage. To be able to have things in their places, and also off the garage flooring? Well, isn’t that what we all want? The car doesn’t want to have to compete for space, that’s for certain. Hooks are also a necessity. You can keep your gardening hoes and rakes out of your path, preventing any broken noses that were risky before.

As for the junk that you had in your garage?

Toss it out. If it is not important enough to have in your home, and you haven’t found a use for it yet, then it’s more likely than not than you won’t find a use any time in the near future. You have enough clutter in your brain at the end of the day from work, bills, children. You don’t need it expanding into your environment too!

2 Comments

  • Jenny 20th February 2019 at 2:16 PM

    We converted our garage into a spare room so thankfully we don’t have this problem!

  • Micaela Levachyov 20th February 2019 at 2:49 PM

    I have just read Marie Kondo’s book and am planning on going room to room decluttering and tidying, the garage definitely needs sorting out!

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