Spring is upon us, spurring homeowners to get out, get active, clean things up, and organize. A big part of any spring cleaning project should involve your garage in general and your garage door in particular. Here’s a handy spring cleaning checklist for this area of your home.
First, you have to gather the right supplies and materials before you clean anything. You’ll need:
- Trash Bags
- Storage containers or bins
- White Vinegar
- Spray Bottle
- Microfiber Cloths
- Soft Toothbrush
Now, it’s time to clear everything out of the garage. Take everything off shelves and make sure nothing is left on the floor. Put everything in the driveway or on your front lawn. Now, you will have free access to clean every area of your garage. Make piles of things you want to keep, what you want to trash and what you can donate.
Dust and Wipe
Dust off shelves and all work areas such as tool benches. Wipe away cobwebs in corners of ceilings, with the help of a step ladder. Make a homemade cleaning solution of water and white vinegar and place in a spray bottle. Spray it on dirty areas and wipe it all away with a microfiber cloth.
Clean Garage Windows
Use the cleaning solution to wipe down your garage door windows, drying with a microfiber cloth so as not to leave any streaks.
Inspect the Garage Door
Your garage door goes through a lot as the seasons roll by. Spring is a great time to inspect it and make sure no repairs have to be done. Check the finish, look for brittle seals, and take a look at the springs. Lubricate the tracks as needed. Call your trusted garage door technician if you spot any areas of concern.
Clean the Floor
Sweep the floor first to get rid of loose dust, debris and dirt, then hose the floor down. Next, use the degreaser and scrubber to scrub away stubborn oil and grease stains. Repair any concrete cracks with filler while you’re at it.
Now that the interior is spotless, you can start bringing items back inside. Make the most of your vertical space by using shelves and hooks, as well as storage bins and containers. Label everything clearly. Hang bikes and scooters on the wall to increase usable space.
Benefits of Spring Cleaning Your Garage
There are many benefits to keeping you garage clean and organized, so as to:
- Prevent dust and dirt buildup
- Take inventory of what you have
- Replace old and broken items
- Maintain safety of occupants
- Purge unwanted items
- Effectively organize storage
As you can see, there are many reasons why you shouldn’t neglect your garage and door when it comes to spring cleaning!
Contact M&M Garage Doors
If part of your spring cleaning project this year is to invest in a new garage door, we can help make it happen. We have a wide selection of doors and openers that can meet your budget and needs. Just contact us at (586) 610-5434 today.