Spring Clean Your Lock-Up

Ah, spring! The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the essence of summer is nearly in the air, so why not embrace this goodtime feeling and give your garage a good old clean?

Spring is the perfect time for getting your marigolds on and joining the cleaning-craze, so whether you fancy getting a little organised, have an afternoon spare to tackle the tack or just enjoy a good spring clean – here’s our top cleaning tips and tricks to making sure your garage is an organised haven, whatever the season!

Getting Started

Rule One: If you pick it up, find a place for it!

We know, facing the mammoth task of cleaning any space can be a little daunting, but our best advice is to begin with the furthest corner from the door, and work in a grid-like way.

Try to avoid walking around the area and picking up the stuff that grabs your attention. You’ll get to these bits and bobs in time, so whatever you pick up – make sure you find a space for it! Whether that’s in the bin or in storage, put it where it belongs so you can keep organised as you go.

Scrap the rubbish!

Those annoying rubbish bags, empty boxes and lingering items that you kept because, well ‘they’ll come in handy one day’ have finally accumulated, and it’s time to get rid! Clearing your garage of these items will have you feeling as though you’ve made at least a small dent in the clear-out mayhem, and once you start to get organised – everything else will become much easier!

HOW TO: Make an organised pile, separate the things you need from the things you don’t, and always consider your recyclables  from your non-recyclables. Be careful with how you throw things out, also. If you have any concerns regarding the removing or recycling of various objects and/or materials – rent a skip or a professional removals company, just to be safe!

Get Rid!

Go on, if you haven’t missed it in years, you’re probably not going to miss it in the future – so, chuck it out! If it’s brand new, or you don’t want to just throw it away, consider donating it to charity or advertise it online via websites such as Gumtree and Freecycle.

HOW TO: Create 4 categories, and be strict when deciding within which category each item is going to go. For items you are keeping, group them together in one area of your garage, and for items you aren’t – collect them outside in order to avoid them creeping back into your soon-to-be very spacious, and very organised, garage!

Go Clean Crazy!

Now for the fun part, once you’ve rid your garage of unnecessary clutter and rubbish – clean it!

HOW TO: Nothing says organised, neat and tidy like a smelling-fresh and looking-spotless floor and wall area. So, give your storage units a wipe, your floor a clean and your walls a lick of paint (depending on their appearance!) Once you’ve started, your garage will soon start to feel like a brand new space that you’ll feel excited to spend time in again.

Here at Lockup Garages, we understand that our large garage rental spaces are utilised for a number of various uses, and we’re here to provide you with quality garage and lockup spaces, whatever your needs! So, for more information, or to speak to one of our friendly and helpful team – please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 8882 8575 today!

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