A garage is usually the place we throw all the random bits and bobs we have, thinking we want to keep it, but there just isn’t enough room for it in the house. We then end up forgetting it was ever there, and the mess just builds and builds until one day we can no longer fit through the door – or something like that.
If you’ve been neglecting your poor old garage, then it’s time to give it a good clean out. Here’s how to tackle the job.
You’re first going to want to empty the whole place. Forget about what you want to keep or throw for now, and just focus on moving everything out so the only thing left inside is you. This means any cabinets and drawers you have in there, too.
You need to know exactly what you are working with, and you can only see that if the place is empty.
Deal with any ‘situations.’
After moving everything, you may find you have cracks in the wall or an infestation of something (which is probably even worse!). There is a good chance your garage has been taking over by insects, so you are going to want to get rid of them before you do anything else. The action that you will need to take will depend on what the insect is. For example, getting rid of roaches is a real pain because they are known as the indestructible creature but it is possible, so do not worry. Once you know what the situation is, you’ll have an idea on what to do.
Once you have dealt with those issues, you can give the place a good scrub down.
If your garage is still looking a little miserable, consider giving it a lick of paint. Go crazy! It is not as if people are going to see it every second of the day, so there is no reason you should not have fun. The garage is your blank canvas. Enjoy.
Throw it out.
Now’s the tricky bit that everyone hates doing – sorting out what you are keeping and what you are throwing away. Just be practical, do not hold on to useless items if they are just going to be sitting there like before. Prioritize. Tools can be very handy, and they are expensive, so you should keep them. Broken plastic bits of nothing on the other hand, should be thrown out immediately!
Do not forget about your wall space! You can hang pretty much anything up as long as it’s supported properly and won’t fall off, breaking everything in its path. This will not only save up on valuable space, but it can look nice too. Get creative and see what you can do with a couple of pieces of wood. You might end up making a masterpiece that holds all your tools in a funky and efficient manner. Or just a very cool stool to rest your foot on while you think about how awesome you are
So now that you know what to do, go change into something a little bit more comfortable. I would suggest you wear gloves too.