How to Tidy Up a Garage Like a Pro

A garage is one of the most multi-functional parts of a home. For some, it is a perfect storage space. For others, it is a hobby-central – a sanctuary of peace and relaxation. Oh, and you can keep your car in there, which is definitely a big bonus. However, that also means your garage can get really messy really fast.

Until, at one point, it becomes a pandemonium of stacked boxes, tools, cleaning supplies, and everything you may need. Needless to say, when that happens, a garage all but loses its purpose, and a comprehensive cleaning is needed to get it back into a usable state.

And while most people prefer to have professional residential cleaning services in University City deal with this type of heavy-duty cleaning, it still pays to learn how to do it on your own. That’s what we’ll be discussing in the following article. Read on!

What is the fastest way to clean a messy garage?

Cleaning a garage is much like disinfecting an oven or deep cleaning a refrigerator – you need to get into every nook and cranny. Albeit, on a much larger scale. Garages aren’t the cleanest places – especially if you have pets that require extra effort to clean after. Therefore, it is best to take a methodical approach a.k.a. the 3Ds method:

  • Declutter;
  • Disinfect;
  • Dispose.

Or you can simply hire professionals to do it all for you. Nothing beats the option of sitting back, relaxing, and ending up with a perfectly clean garage!

Step 1: Declutter

The first step to cleaning a messy garage is ensuring you can, actually, thoroughly clean it. And that’s possible only if you’re not tripping on stuff or practicing acrobatic skills to get to those hard-to-reach spaces. Therefore, before you even think of cleaning, you’ll have to declutter your garage.

The best way to approach this activity is:

  • Get everything out of the garage. And we mean everything that isn’t bolted to the ground.
  • Sort everything up in 4 piles: Keep, Sell, Donate, Trash (in that order);
  • Plan out how you’ll reorganize the garage and where things you’ll keep will go.

Decluttering will take a lot of time, no doubt about that. But, in the long run, it will save you much more and set you up for success.

Step 2: Disinfect

Cleaning time! What’s most important when tidying up your garage is to:

  • Be mindful of your health. There will be a lot of dust and chemicals in the air once you start cleaning. So, always wear protective gear: gloves, glasses, and face mask;
  • Organize the equipment. Make sure everything is within reach. You don’t need to waste time running back and forth;
  • Start high, end low. This is a general rule of thumb for whatever you’re cleaning. It ensures you don’t have to go back and re-do lower areas after you’ve already swept them.

Step 3: Dispose

With cleaning out of the way, it is time to wrap it all up. Now, you can decide what you’ll do with all that stuff you don’t need. Our recommendation is to organize a garage sale and sell things you don’t need. Donate things you couldn’t sell, instead of throwing them away. There’s a good chance someone less fortunate could find a great use for them. Everything that doesn’t sell or donate, goes into the trash.

This way, you’ll kill two birds with one stone: you’ll dispose of things you don’t need and get enough $$$ to treat yourself to a nice dinner at Delmar Loop. A win-win situation, if there ever was one.

Which residential cleaning services in University City can best help me clean my garage?

Do you want your garage or home to be sparkly clean, but don’t want to do the cleaning? Well, then Better Life Maids is exactly what you need! Our professionals have years of residential cleaning experience, use proven techniques and tools, and have a keen eye that lets no nook and cranny go uncleaned. So, if you want your time and energy to be wholly your own all you have to do is give us a call.