Spring cleaning is meaningful to the people of northern Utah for several reasons. First, it’s a reason to celebrate the foreseeable end to winter weather and welcome the first blades of grass and warm breezes of spring. It also represents the perfect time to clean out the dust and cobwebs that have accumulated over the past few months. Soon, you will begin to think about home improvement projects, gardening and all the outdoor activities that warmer weather brings. It’s time to get your garage ready to support you in your projects and leisure activities.
Start with the Basics
Start with attacking the piles that have accumulated in the garage. You may have holiday decorations that were never put away properly. You may have dust and cobwebs covering the sporting equipment and bikes you’ll soon want to be clean and accessible. Your tools and lawn care supplies probably need some attention too. Then there’s the clutter.
Warmer weather also means that insects and pests will soon make their appearance. Cleaning up your garage will put all your tools and toys at your fingertips, but it will also help prevent unwanted visitors from putting a damper on your enjoyment. Take some quality time to evaluate what you want to keep (and clean up) and what you need to throw out, give away or donate.
Next, Add Organization to the Mix
Once you’ve discarded the unwanted items and done a general cleanup, consider making this the year you finally get the garage organized to your liking. Your local home center offers a variety of flexible and affordable organization solutions, but you can also design your own systems.
Whether you opt for cabinets, heavy-duty plastic totes or simple storage boxes, use an easy system for labeling and organizing that will work for the entire family. Group like items together and establish zones in the garage – one for tools, one for lawn and garden supplies, and one for toys and sporting goods. Make sure everyone understands the system and encourage them to use it.
Finally, the Actual Door Springs
As long as you’re working on spring cleaning, give some thought to your loyal garage door springs. Although any repair or adjustment of your garage door springs must be left to the professionals, this is the perfect time to give them a thorough visual inspection. While you’re at it, check out the tracks, rollers, hardware and weather stripping.
Give the door a good cleaning with a mild detergent, and don’t forget the windows. If you really want to do this right, schedule an inspection and maintenance service for your garage door. Hinges, bearings and springs take a beating during the harsh winter weather. The technician can service the springs, and tighten or replace loose hardware and other components that can pose a safety hazard as the year goes on.
In Salt Lake City and the surrounding communities, Utah’s Garage Door Man is the go-to choice for locally owned and operated garage door service, maintenance, repair and sales. Whatever your needs, their experienced technicians can help you and your garage door have the best summer ever. Start now with a little spring cleaning and you won’t have to think about it again this year.