1. Cleaning your garage can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be
When faced with overwhelming tasks, it’s easy to put them off. That doesn’t mean they go away – they just pile up and become even more stressful once you try to tackle them. So start small and simple!
Even if you’ve been putting it off for 3 years now, don’t worry! All over the world, there are people who say, “I have a garage that needs cleaning.” Remember one step at a time! Nothing is set in stone. Doors can be opened and closed as many times as necessary. You got this.
2. Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there.
Before you start a project like cleaning your garage, take a step back and look around. Are there any items that are clearly out of place? If so, pick them up! You’ll be surprised how much more organized the rest of your clean-up goes when you don’t have to search for something that escaped your attention in the first place.
Remember: Don’t just focus on areas where things appear to be messy or dirty; follow the rule of thumb “clean as you go.” When you’re putting stuff away, make sure it’s put back exactly where it came from! This will save time later on if/when looking for stuff you need.
3. Start from the top down, and move outwards from there.
Remember, this is just a guideline to help you get started more easily! After having lived in your garage for 3 years or so (or even 3 weeks, if that’s how long it’s been since you last cleaned your space) things have probably gotten pretty mixed up! If it helps to stay organized in your clean-up process, think of creating zones: Your garage is big enough for several storage areas that can be broken down into smaller sections – one section could be “tools and building supplies” while the other side has a designated place for “sports equipment” and another spot for “art supplies.” You might also want to take a minute to create some type of system that can help you easily locate the items you’re looking for when it’s time to put stuff away. Remember, your garage is one giant room; clean from top-to-bottom and work your way outwards.
4. Use great tools!
When cleaning, it’s important not to get distracted by trying to clean something that requires special attention or extra time. For example: say there’s an item in your garage (like a bike) where you need to remove some dirty tires, but you have a pile of dishes sitting next to the sink because you’ve been putting off doing them for days now.
So what do most people do? They try and do everything at once, which doesn’t always work out so well. So, take a step back and think about what your priorities are when it comes to getting the job done. You’ll want to start with something that will make a big impact in regards to the time you need (or lack of) available to complete your project!
Then, move onto the next priority and so forth. After your first step is complete, you might realize that it’s easier to tackle a problem like cleaning up after dinner than trying to find time in between other activities! If you have some tools that are helpful for getting things done quicker (like a great vacuum cleaner), now is the time to bust them out!
You’ve got this!!
If need be, consider taking on smaller steps. When these 4 simple steps are combined with one another, they can make your garage cleaning project go by much more quickly. Before you know it, you’ll be able to escape the clutter for good!
There are times where you might not be able to clean your garage by yourself. This is especially true if you have a lot of junk that is already in the garage. One thing you can do to get this done easier is to find someone who has time and wants to help you out. Or, hire someone to do it for you! That’s when we come in. Don’t hesitate to get in touch!