Time to Declutter: Spring-Cleaning Your Garage


GarageThe garage is a familiar picture. It is a hodgepodge of mess that mysteriously gets scruffier. If your car cannot already fit in the garage or you cannot find the wrench you are looking for, it is high time to declutter.

If your garage is too messy that you cannot decide where to start, you have come to the right place. Listed below are some of the things to keep in mind when spring-cleaning your garage.


The first thing you need to do is assess the jumble of mess in the space. Dedicate a day to segregating the things you can still use from trash. After that, decide which things will make it back to the garage.

If you have useful items that you need to let go, consider holding a garage sale. Sell the things that are already redundant or you have not used for years. If you have scrap metals, send them to a recycling facility.


Once your garage is free of mess, it is time to create zones. Zoning allows you to make the most of your garage space. Assign a specific area for your big items, such as bicycles, mowers, and workbench. Usually, they are placed close to the door to your house.


It is advisable to use boxes with wheels so moving things around will not be difficult in case you need to adjust your garage’s configurations. To free up the floor space, you can use shelves. You can mount the commonly used tools, such as hammers and pliers, on the wall for easy access. For smaller items, such as nails, nuts, and bolts, you can mount a stacking plastic storage bin.

Spring-cleaning your garage can be difficult, especially if it has accommodated more items than it should over the years. To make things easier, create a list that will serve as an inventory of salvageable and useful items. You may also enlist the aid of a reputable cleaning company.