Looking to Clean and Organize Your Garage? Read This!

By Shannon Gurnee
In Cleaning
September 30, 2021
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Today, on Redhead Mom, I’m sharing a partnered guest post about how to clean and organize your garage.

car in garage with tools

The garage is probably one of the most chaotic areas of your home. The truth is, your car isn’t the only thing you’ll find in the garage. Most of the time, you will find all types of stuff that you must have placed in your garage, thinking you might need them in the future. 

Amongst the many items, you can expect to find car tools and equipment, which is not unusual. However, there can also be other things like in the hardware store, old boxes of clothing and footwear, as well as old sports equipment, etc. If that’s the case, it’s safe to say your garage would be no less than a warehouse – only it’s a part of your house. 

So what can you do to turn the tables? Where do you begin with cleaning and organizing your garage?

Find all the tips in this article!

Take Out Everything to Assess How to Categorize Stuff

Though your garage can be big, you can’t clean and organize everything staying inside your garage all in one go. This is because there is already too much-unwanted stuff staring you in the face! So firstly, take everything out of your garage to the yard. Sitting there, you can easily sort and clean the important things! 

Get the towels, broom, bucket, and cleaning spray ready. These things will help you wash the walls once you’re at it. 

The S.E.L Formula

tools hanging in garage near toolbench

While cleaning the garage, remember the S.E.S formula: sort, eliminate, sell. 

The garage stores almost every unused item of our house. If you take this storage place for granted, you might as well need to keep decluttering it often. Moreover, every garage comes with a storage limitation, so why take its storage space for granted?

Moreover, you can not keep all those items that you are fond of. Eliminating them might be painful, but it is imperative, at least for the sake of keeping the important stuff there. 

You can sell the stuff you don’t need and earn a good amount of money from it. Depending on the type of junk, you can earn anywhere between a few hundred to a couple of thousand dollars!

Be Smart in Cleaning

Consider following this four-step approach for a smarter garage cleaning process:

  1. Locate the dirt: Spot the dirt from each corner in the garage. It will give you the scope to understand where you should begin the cleaning. 
  2. Wash the dirty area: After finding the dirt, don’t wait for a second to begin washing. Procrastinating the washing process won’t help, so don’t even think about it. 
  3. Soak and clean: As soon as you are done washing the dirt, soak the area to loosen the stubborn dirt that won’t be removed with simple dusting. 
  4. Paint with your favorite color: Before organizing the things, paint the walls with your favorite to make them look appealing. Beautiful walls can be inviting, even if they are in a garage! 

 

Final Thoughts

Garages don’t have to be large and heavy. All you need to consider is the arrangement of space and having a clear view. You’ll be surprised by how much room there is once you have followed the tips mentioned above to declutter it. 

Note that the fundamental idea behind creating your garage is to make it easier to manage everything that you already keep in it, have additional space, and enhance the overall appearance of your home.

Moreover, if you feel that taking care of your garage’s junk isn’t your cup of tea, consider calling a professional junk removal company like Pro Junk Dispatch. They will easily solve your problem by removing a lot of junk from your garage.

About Has 1993 Posts

Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

One Response to “Looking to Clean and Organize Your Garage? Read This!”

  1. heather says:

    This was super informative and I am so going to follow these tips when I clean out our garage.

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