Spring is here and we all want to enjoy this beautiful weather. Before summer sets in and you are tripping over your snowblower or bumping into your bikes take a day to organize and clean out your garage. Pick a nice day to make the project more enjoyable.
As you are taking everything out of the garage, assess your need for every item. Have you used it in the last year? Is it in good working order? Will you use it in the next year? If you answered no to any of these questions, seriously consider getting rid of the item. If the items are in good working order donate them.
When the garage is empty, sweep or blow out the garage, then check for any issues such as rodents, major cracks/holes or water issues. If they can be taken care of immediately handle them, otherwise schedule a time to address the issue.
If you do not have a convenient place for your rakes, shovels and hoes consider putting up hooks or a hanging rack. If your bikes are all over and falling into your car, get a simple hook to hang them on the wall or under a taller shelf.
If you have a number of smaller items on the floor, consider some shelving. If you are handy you can build some otherwise purchase some sturdy shelves at your local home improvement center.
Happy Clearing Out!