Garage Cleaning Tips

If you're like most homeowners, your garage can quickly become a catch-all for all kinds of items, from tools and gardening supplies to sporting equipment and holiday decorations. Over time, this can lead to a cluttered and disorganized space that can be difficult to navigate. If you're ready to take back your garage and transform it into a functional and organized space, we've got some tips to help you get started.

1.) Declutter

The first step to cleaning your garage is to declutter. Remove everything from your garage and sort it into three piles: keep, donate, and discard. This will help you to identify what you really need to keep in your garage.

2.) Categorize

Categorize items by their purpose or function, for example, gardening tools, sports equipment, or automotive supplies. This will help you to create a logical and organized layout for your garage.

3.) Invest in Storage

Invest in storage solutions such as cabinets, shelving units, overhead storage racks and hooks to help you keep everything organized. This will not only help you to keep your garage tidy, but it will also make it easier for you to find everything when you need it. 

4.) Use Wall Space

Make use of your garage walls by installing wall-mounted storage units, pegboards, or hooks. This will help you to keep your garage floor clear and free up more space for your vehicles or other large items. 

We do a lot of garage remodeling in Madison, WI and our customers love getting slat wall installed on their walls. This makes it easy to add hooks and really helps get all those tools, shovels and sporting equiptment up off the floor! 

5.) Keep the Floor Clean

Regularly sweep and clean your garage floor to keep it free of debris and dirt. This will not only help to keep your garage looking tidy, but it will also help to extend the life of your garage flooring.

6.) Use a Wet-Dry Vacuum

Invest in a wet-dry vacuum to help you clean up spills and messes in your garage quickly and easily.

7.) Label Everything

Label boxes and containers to help you easily find what you need when you need it. This will save you time and prevent you from having to search through multiple boxes to find what you're looking for. 

8.) Maintain Your Garage

Regularly clean and maintain your garage to prevent clutter and dirt from building up. This will help you to keep your garage looking its best and make it a more functional space for your home. It's hard to do on a regular basis, but here in Southern Wisconsin -- we try to clean our garage in the spring and then in the fall. 

Hopefully these 8 tips help you keep your garage clean and organized

Now you can transform your cluttered and disorganized garage into a functional and organized space that you can be proud of. With a little effort and some smart storage solutions, you can create a garage that meets all of your needs and makes your life easier.

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