How to Keep Your Garage Clean Part 1
Often the dirtiest room of the house, the garage is also the room that’s most often neglected. The garage is the room where you store the dirtiest things you own, like your gardening tools and lawn mower, your car, and all of your sports equipment. With this in mind, it’s probably a good idea to […]
Often the dirtiest room of the house, the garage is also the room that’s most often neglected. The garage is the room where you store the dirtiest things you own, like your gardening tools and lawn mower, your car, and all of your sports equipment. With this in mind, it’s probably a good idea to add cleaning your garage to your list of weekend projects to get done this summer.
Get rid of unnecessary clutter
Chances are, you have quite a bit of junk and unnecessary things piled in all of the corners of your garage. In order to really get your garage clean, you’ll want to take everything out, and then reorganize it as you put it back after the garage is clean. While you’re pulling everything out of your garage, try to declutter and either donate or throw away everything that you don’t use or don’t need.
Top to bottom
With a project as big as cleaning out your garage, if you don’t do a thorough job the first time, you’ll have to clean it out more often. So it’s in your best interest to commit yourself to doing a good job so it will stay clean longer. This means cleaning the entire thing; floors, walls, and ceiling. Start at the top and then work your way down.
Use a broom to remove cobwebs from the ceiling, and then carefully scrub the ceiling down with sponges and soapy water. Then repeat this same cleaning process on the walls. Use a few old towels to wipe both the walls and ceiling down, so they’ll dry faster. At this point, you’ll probably have a mess on the floor.
A push broom is perfect for getting every bit of dirt and debris of the floor in the garage. After removing all of that, use more soapy water to scrub down the floor. You’ll want to let the floor dry, and then get to work removing oil stains. If they’re particularly bad, you’ll want to get some oil stain remover before scrubbing up the stain with a wire brush.
Another way to try and remove oil stains is by using kitty litter to soak up the oil. This works especially well on new oil spills, so the next time you accidentally spill oil while refilling the lawn mower, dump some kitty litter on it for minimal clean up.