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Just Finished Garage Spring Cleaning? Tips to Maintain Order

Garage spring cleaning is a lot of work. When it’s finished, you definitely don’t want to let your garage get messed up again! There are many things you can do to maintain order in your newly organized garage. If you can make a point of regularly cleaning out clutter, keeping the floors and surfaces clean, and maintaining a strict pest control regimen, you can keep your garage in good condition. Here’s what to know.

Throw Out Clutter as More Items Are Added

Garages tend to build up clutter quickly. Over time, they can fill with holiday decorations, seasonal items, garden tools, and extra items from around the house. As you add items to your garage storage, make a point of throwing other things out. Get rid of anything you haven’t used in a year.

If you make a rule that you have to throw away something in order to put something in your garage, then you may be less inclined to buy new things. This can save you money and help you keep clutter at bay.

Clean the Floors, Surfaces, and Air Out Regularly

Regularly hose down the floors in your garage, and then use a stiff broom to brush out any debris that may have fallen on the floor of your garage. Don’t want to make a wet mess? Use a stiff, wide outdoor broom to dry sweep your garage.

Garages can get very dusty on the inside, especially if you use your garage as a workshop. Use a shop vacuum to clean surfaces and suck out debris from under shelves. This is also a good time to open your garage door and let some fresh air and light in.

Keep Up Your Pest Control Regimen

Garages can attract pests, especially at times of the year when temperatures outside are their most extreme. Hopefully, your spring-cleaning efforts have helped eliminate hiding places where pests could survive. Now that your garage is clean, it’s important to keep up with your pest control regimen.

  • Check any mouse traps or insect traps on a regular basis and replace them as needed.
  • Watch for signs of pests when you’re cleaning (dead insects, mouse droppings).
  • Keep up with your garage weather stripping to eliminate cracks that could serve as an entryway for a pest.

Schedule Garage Spring Cleaning for Next Year

Garage spring cleaning is a rewarding activity! Clean your garage annually to ensure your garage space stays functional. If maintaining a functional garage is a concern of yours, have your garage door tuned up by a capable repair person. At Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City, we can help. Call today to make an appointment for a tune-up.

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Kristen Mangum
Kristen Mangum
Friendly customer service. Bought a hard to find remote for an old garage door opener. Opener has 3 buttons so I can program both doors to it. Easy to find location right off 29th St.
Robert Ballinger
Robert Ballinger
Great people
Betsy Chronister
Betsy Chronister
I was given a very fair quote. A week later a tech came and installed. Then came back to install lock. Tech was very professional and polite. Spen time with me making adjustments to my liking. I totally recommend Overhead door to my fellow Okies.
Hendrix Morrow
Hendrix Morrow
Overhead Door did a great job. They got me on the schedule the next day and fixed my spring in 30 minutes or less. Joe was great, professional, and courteous. Awesome service, and he didn't tell me I needed extra materials like the previous garage door people that quoted me $575. Overhead Door told me a price over the phone and it didn't change. I'd recommend them every time.
Sandy Molleda Molleda
Sandy Molleda Molleda
A very good place for a new garage door and a new remote.
John Ehrhardt
John Ehrhardt
Pleased with their services. Coil spring broke and door stopped working. Spoke to Ron, and less than 24 hrs later the technician had us up n running again. These guys did exactly what they promised to do, with no nonsense. I like that.

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