7 Steps To Cleaning Your Garage

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The great thing about having a garage is it’s big enough to hold a car. The bad thing about that is it’s far too tempting to store other things besides your car in the garage. Before you know it, that space becomes full of clutter. But don’t let that intimidate you. Follow these steps and you’ll have a clean garage in no time.

Find Recycling Companies

Before you clear out that excess clutter you no longer need, it’s helpful to know how to dispose of it. If you think others can be blessed by your discards, take them to a local thrift store. For scrap metal and other discarded auto parts such as catalytic converters contact scrap catalytic converter buyers to accept your discards.

Plan Your Space

A little planning can save you time and frustration. The hardest part about cleaning a garage is not knowing where to put things. By organizing your garage first, it will be far easier to find the floor so that you can clean it.

Check the Weather

The only way you can truly sort through everything in your garage and organize them is by taking things outside and sorting them into piles either on your lawn or driveway. But if it’s cold or rainy, that won’t happen. So check the weather first to make sure it’s warm and sunny before tackling your garage cleaning project.

Create a Space for Everything

Designate one of the walls in your garage as a place where you’ll hang tools and then decide where each one should go. A tool wall is a great way to locate the right thing quickly, and it keeps your wrenches and other items off the floor and protected. Store smaller items like screws and nails in small plastic containers that are labeled and easy to see.

Gather Your Supplies

Make sure you have all the supplies you’ll need, including a broom and dustpan, paper towels and cleaning solution. A boom box and your favorite music will also keep you motivated.

Pick Up and Sort

Take everything out of the garage and sort each item into piles. Once everything is sorted this way, it’s much easier to put them away quickly.

Deep Clean Floors and Walls

Once you can actually see the floors, clean them with a high-powered cleaner that can cut through grease. Be sure to clean the walls as well.

Follow these steps and you’ll have a beautiful garage you’re proud of in no time.