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.