Importance of Keeping Your Garage Clean

Winter is closing in, so you may be using your garage more to keep snow off your vehicle, but if your garage is so cluttered, you can’t fit it in, it’s time to clean and organize. You must keep your garage clean for more reasons than one. Read about why keeping your garage clean should be a top priority.

Prevents Injuries

Injuries from a messy garage happen more than you think. Loose objects, such as bikes, toys, boxes, etc. increase your risk of falls. And, if you place boxes haphazardly around, they could fall on someone and injure them. Keeping things organized helps prevent accidents. If you work in your garage with tools, mainly electric, you must have a clean working environment to avoid accidents.

Increases Peace of mind

Studies show cluttered home results in a cluttered mind; your garage is no different. If you use your garage for more than just vehicles and storage, such as with shop projects, having a clean, organized garage aids in your mood and concentration. 

Offers More Space

Small homes can benefit the most from a clean and organized garage. Those with more modest households may complain about how there’s not enough space; however, when they clean their garages, space opens up. 

Reduces Potential Costly Damages

Dangerous objects can be a safety hazard in a garage, resulting in leakage, fires, or other accidents that can affect your whole home. Plus, a dirty garage attracts rodents, which then chew on your things, even electrical cords; this can cause fire hazards. You could end up losing relevant documents due to the pesky rodents.

Provides Enjoyment and Reduces Stress

Stress from a cluttered home is no way to live. Don’t extend that to your garage, or it will feel like an impossible task to clean. If your home is cluttered, clean it first. Then, move to your garage, putting everything against the walls and going through your garage, little by little. Having a clean and organized garage will look aesthetically pleasing and be enjoyable in which to work.

Ways to Clean Your Garage

Here are some great ways to help with cleaning and organizing your garage:

  • Start with a thorough cleaning.
  • Clean any law equipment and garden tools and put them in one place.
  • Repair or replace door seals.
  • Install an air filtration system to control dust and dirt.
  • Seal the concrete slab.
  • Change the HVAC filter.
  • Invest in sturdy boxes or containers to put toys or tools in.
  • Consider installing shelves, so everything has a place.
  • Put a fresh coat of paint on the door.

You will see your attitude change when you walk inside a clean and organized garage. If your garage needs repairs or if you need a new garage door, contact The Garage Door Man. We can help repair, install, or maintain garage doors, so call us for a FREE estimate!