When it comes to cleaning and organizing, a couple of the most neglected spaces are sheds and garages. Having a garage or a shed is great for homeowners since they’re an extra space for storing things that you wouldn’t want in the home like large bulky items or dirty lawn care equipment; however, they can easily become filthy dump sites for unwanted, unused, or neglected items. Here are a few tips for getting your shed or garage back to it’s former glory and maximizing the use of that space.
1. Remove everything and clean The first thing that should be done when cleaning out and organizing garages and sheds is to take everything out of the space. Do this on a nice weekend when you can scatter everything on the lawn. Once all of the stuff is taken out of the garage, you should make sure to clean the whole space. Clean the walls, the ceiling, and especially the floor. Patch any holes and give things a fresh coat of paint.
2. Keep, donate, trash When you’ve gotten everything out of the space and cleaned, it’s time to give all of the contents a good and honest once over. Take stock of what you have and get rid of what you don’t need. You should have three pile: to keep, to donate, and to throw away. Be honest with yourself — if an item is damaged beyond repair or you haven;t touched it in a year, get rid of it.
3. Label, label, and label some more The last step in cleaning sheds and garages is to organize and label. After you’ve gone through everything and picked out only the things you plan to keep, it’s time to start organizing and packing things back in. Invest in a label maker and some storage bins. Gather like items and make sure to label them appropriately to make them easier to find later.
Do you have any tips for cleaning out a shed or garage? Feel free to tell us about them in the comments section! Read more blogs like this.
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