12 Tips for Spring-Cleaning Your Garage

You walk into your garage and start the mad search. Where is it? I know I just saw it last week. Your garage is a mess and you can’t find anything. When was the last time you were actually able to park your car in the garage? Reaching the center of your garage is impossible. The garage floor is filled with scattered boxes, wood, paint cans, and trash. So, instead of going fishing this weekend, you’ve decided to clean your garage. Now where to start, it’s such a mess? Start your project by going to your local hardware store for:

  • Cabinets
  • Shelves
  • Hammer
  • Hooks
  • Nails
  • Pegboards

This is all you’ll need to start cleaning your garage. Your next question will be. Where to start and how to organize this mess? Follow these easy steps to clean and organize your way to awesome.

  1. Start by classifying each object. You may need to use your driveway to start organizing your items. Sort all your sporting gear in one place. Your fishing gear is sorted into another place. You continue sorting your garage until it’s empty.
  2. Hang up the pegboards on the wall of your garage. Place the pegboards above your workbench. Start placing hooks inside the pegboards, according to the type of tool you want to hang up. Hang up your tools and use a bright colored felt pen to draw around each tool. Next time you use this tool, you’ll know where to hang it up.
  3. Arrange your cabinets in the garage. If you have bought new cabinets, build your cabinets. On the door of your cabinets label what goes inside. Arrange your camping gear in one cabinet. Continue to arrange your cabinets and making the doors.
  4. Decide on where you want to place your shelves and hang them up. Arrange your storage boxes on the shelves. Mark each storage box according to what’s inside.
  5. Use the old jars in your garage for storing nuts, bolts, screws, washers, nails, and other small items. Arrange the jars on the shelf above your workbench.
  6. Under your workbench place a storage bin for rags. Place your rags in the storage box.
  7. In your toolbox label your drawers for sockets, wrenches, wood chisels, and other tools. Start placing the tools in your toolbox.
  8. Arrange your power tools on shelves or in cabinets.
  9. Place large hooks on your garage wall above your workbench. Roll up your extension cords and place them on the hooks.
  10. Throw all the trash away and items you no longer want, donate.
  11. Hang up your ladders on hooks.
  12. Arrange and hang up your garden tools on hooks.

Now that your garage is cleaned, it’s time to wash your car. After all, for the first time in months you can park your car in the garage.

Sarah Johnston

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