Cleaning and organizing the garage
Charlotte House cleaning services can help you with that messy garage. The winter season was filled with holiday bazaars, Christmas boxes and decorations, enough to qualify for an archeological expedition. In addition to that, warmer than usual weather has us breaking out the lawn and garden tools along with bikes and fishing gear. In other words, our garage is much more than a place to park the cars. What is intended to be a completely functional and organized space, quickly becomes filled with items that are accumulated and stored without order or reason. After 4 to 6 months of stacking items haphazardly, cleaning the garage can become an overwhelming task. Remember… cleaning is also organizing. When your possessions are in the proper place, the garage becomes a model of organization.
Clearing out the garage
In order to get it right, everything should be removed from the garage. This is the only way that you can efficiently separate the trash from the treasure. Gather the items into designated areas in order to expedite the sorting. For example, you can place:
- Place junk in the driveway for eventual removal
- Place all tools on the patio or lanai
- Set goods that you intend to donate in the backyard
Once you decide what is going where, you can determine if you need organizing fixtures and racks, in order to save space when you return items to the garage.
Clean the garage
After the garage has been emptied, sweep or vacuum the floor. Use the same thoroughness and care that you would use when sweeping or vacuuming indoors. Once you are done, there should not be any dust bunnies, cobwebs, dead insects, or paper scraps anywhere. If necessary, consider power washing the garage floor with a mild detergent or degreaser. Start at the back end of the garage, and spray the dirt and debris out towards the driveway. You will probably need to use an industrial squeegee or a push broom to remove any standing water, and to help to speed up the drying process.
Return items to the garage
Once the floor is clean and dry, return only those things that truly need to be stored in the garage. This will definitely require some discipline on your behalf. It is very important that you remain steadfast in your efforts to keep the good stuff, and to assign useful items an easy to reach place. You will need to constantly evaluate how often you will use each item, and store it in the most appropriate place. For some it may seem a daunting task, but for many, cleaning out the garage is a therapeutic undertaking. Try not to get distracted by items that you have not used in years, stay on task, and be prepared to plan for a garage sale.
Professional Charlotte house cleaning services
Perhaps you require help with garage cleaning and organizing. Gloria M’s cleaning professionals are happy to help you take on any Charlotte house cleaning services project. They are so flexible when it comes to scheduling according to your needs. Call them today to set up a time and schedule to handle your house cleaning project(s).
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