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A messy and cluttered garage is not only an eyesore but also a health hazard. Trying to manoeuvre through a garage that’s filled up with junk could result in you falling, slipping, or tripping. Additionally, cluttered garages attract rodents, like rats and mice. Pests in your garage can quickly infest your house, which can cause a lot of damage and put your health at risk.
If you have decided that you want to clean up your garage (which is a great idea), then you have your work cut out for you. This article will tell you exactly what you need to do in seven easy steps to clean your garage:
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The first thing that you need to do is to remove everything from your garage. It will be impossible to clean, organize, and discard trash unless everything has been removed. If you have a driveway, then you can move your garage’s contents there. Alternatively, you can move your garage’s contents into your garden. This is perhaps the best option if you will be cleaning your garage over a period of days and do not want your garage’s contents to be tampered with or stolen, which can happen if you leave it in the open.
Once everything is outside, you can begin cleaning up. When we say cleaning up here, we mean sweeping, dusting, and wiping down surfaces. The chances are that if you have allowed your garage to pile up with junk, under all that junk will be a lot of dust and grime.
According to 1300 Rubbish rubbish removalists, cleaning up your garage is absolutely essential so that you can eliminate germs and bacteria, as well as food debris and waste that could attract rodents. Before you can begin putting things back in, your garage needs to be spotless.
If you do not have any cabinets in your garage, then it’s time to install some. According to the storage experts from garagecabinets.com, cabinets can transform your garage. Overhead cabinets are particularly useful, especially if you have lots of tools and equipment. Make sure that your cabinets have locks on them. It’s very common for thieves to break into peoples’ garages in order to steal their tools. Cabinet installation is relatively straightforward. If you do not know how to do it yourself, then the company that you order the cabinets from should be able to install them for you.
Group Items Together
When you are putting items back inside your garage, make sure that you group them together and organize them. This will make finding items easier in the future. In addition to grouping items together, make sure that you write down on a piece of paper where everything is. A very easy way of organizing everything is to color coordinate boxes and cabinets. A color-coordinated system will make locating items much easier in the future.
Discard Unwanted Items
If you put everything back inside your garage, then things will just get cluttered again. If there is anything in your garage that is old, broken, and serves no purpose, then get rid of it. Discarding unwanted items is very important if you want a clean garage. Many peoples’ garages are filled to the ceiling with unwanted and unnecessary items. If you and your family members store items inside your garage together, then ask them if there is anything that they want to keep before throwing things away.
Hold a Garage Sale
A garage sale is a good way for you to discard and get rid of unwanted items. Garage sales are very simple to organize. You simply need to put a sign up in your front yard advertising that you are holding a garage sale on the morning of. You can also advertise that you are holding a garage sale on social media. Make sure that you label each item carefully also. If you do not include price tags on the items that you are selling, then people will not know how much they are and may not approach you to ask how much they are.
As mentioned already, you need to make sure that all items stored in your garage are safely locked away and secured. Unfortunately, burglaries and garage thefts are becoming a lot more common. You should also ensure that your garage door is locked and all windows are closed. If you keep expensive items in your garage, then you might be able to get them insured. Contents insurance is not particularly expensive.
If your garage is cluttered, it’s time to change that. Decluttering your garage is very simple. It will also make your garage a safer and more hygienic place. Make sure that you label everything and organize everything properly, to maximize efficiency.
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