5 Spring Cleaning Ideas for Garage Storage

Posted March 29, 2021 in Self Storage Tips

a man and a woman are smiling while cleaning out their garage and holding boxes

This spring, it’s time to conquer the one room in your home you’ve been avoiding: your garage. Decluttering your garage can be overwhelming, and you might not know where exactly to start. That’s what we’re here for! After implementing these ideas, you’ll have more space in your garage and be able to find everything you need quickly once it’s all organized. Here are five spring cleaning ideas for your garage.

1. Clear Out Everything

an empty garage that's been fully cleaned

Although it’ll take a while, it’s best to start with a clean slate. Pull everything out of your garage—yes, everything—to begin the spring cleaning process. Start from one side of your garage and move to the other to make it a little less overwhelming. While removing everything, organize your belongings into different categories. Make a pile for things you want to throw away, things you want to keep, and things you want to store elsewhere. This will be a huge help later on in the process.

If you want to take it a step further, you can organize your “keep” pile into subcategories such as gardening tools, lawn equipment, etc.

2. Deep Clean the Interior of Your Garage

someone's hands using a spray bottle and cloth to clean a surface

Now that everything is out of your garage, you’re probably thinking “I haven’t seen the floor of my garage in months!” With everything out of the way, it’s the perfect time to deep clean your garage. Start by sweeping up the floor of your garage and getting the dirt, dust, and cobwebs out. If your garage floor needs a little extra loving, it won’t hurt to spray it down with a hose and mop it.

While you are waiting for the floor to dry, you can shift your attention to the shelves, cabinets, and walls. Give them all a good wipe down to get rid of all the dust and dirt that has accumulated. Finally, finish off by cleaning your garage windows. Take some glass spray and wipe down both sides of all of your windows.

3. Organize Your Tools, Accessories, and Equipment

Once you’re done cleaning, it’s time to look at all of your belongings you pulled out of your garage. (Kudos to you if you already took this on in step one!) Organize everything into categories, if you haven’t already, and designate a spot for each category. For instance, you might want to put all of your power tools in a specific drawer or store your garden tools on a shelf that’s easily accessible. It might also help to label drawers, cabinets, and boxes so you’ll know exactly where everything is.

4. Store Vertically

a hanging rack filled with gardening and outdoor tools

If you find you don’t have enough space or are looking to maximize your space in your garage, vertical storage is a great solution. Install shelves to get your belongings off of the floor and onto the walls. You can also utilize hooks to store items like bikes, shovels, ladders, and more. This will create a lot more space and even allow you to use your garage for its original purpose: for your car!

5. Store Extra Belongings in a Storage Unit

As you’re going through the spring cleaning process, you might realize your belongings just don’t need to take up valuable space in your garage. These belongings are items you don’t necessarily need immediate access to such as holiday decorations, hiking gear, camping equipment, and more. A great way to free up more space is by storing these belongings in a storage unit you can access whenever you need to.

At Premium Spaces, we offer a wide range of unit sizes from small to extra-large, so you’ll find a unit that best fits your needs. With our month-to-month rentals, you can decide how long—or short—you’d like to store your belongings. Maximize the space in your garage by storing with Premium Spaces. Find a self storage facility near you, and start your spring cleaning today!