Are you among the 25% of homeowners who own a two-stall garage and don’t park in it? If so, it’s time to declutter! One survey by Moen found that the garage is the untidiest place in the home. If you can relate, here are some tips for efficiently cleaning your car stall.
The Prep Process
Before rearranging, set aside at least a day or a couple of weekends to complete your project. Invite some friends and family to help.
First, remove everything from the garage. Sweep and reseal the floor. (This may be a great opportunity to get that epoxy flooring you wanted. MAKE A FREE REQUEST on GetAssist for Garage Flooring Installation!)
Next, label dedicated tarps in chalk to be your keep, sell, donate, and toss piles. Go through everything, even packed boxes.
Throw away broken items, household items with expired chemicals, and anything you haven’t touched in the last two years. You can always take pictures of sentimental items.
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Then, sort your keepers into boxes or clear, stackable containers. Drop off your donations, and prepare the rest of your items for a garage sale.
The Strategy For Rearranging Your Belongings
It’s practical to put everything back in your garage with intention. For example, place bulky equipment in the corners. Frequently used items work well close to the door.
You should store items you use together with each other and rarely used items on the ceiling.
Do you have things your kids shouldn’t touch? Put them in a locked cabinet with your lawn chemicals.
Another successful way to make space is to add shelves, labeled cabinets, pegboards, and French cleats.
If you have enough room, you can build a makeshift mudroom near the entrance of your house. If you’re a sports family, put your equipment in a mini locker room, and if you have a large family with many personal items, you can establish family cubbies.
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When all is said and done, keep the garage floor clear and routinely hose it down. If you’re a crafty person, store cleaning supplies next to your projects, so you can easily clean up when you’re done.
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Follow this guide, and you’ll enjoy parking your vehicle in your garage again, which will come in handy when winter comes back around.