A Step by Step Checklist for Cleaning Sheds and Garages

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Cleaning out a shed or garage can seem pretty daunting. It’s easy to come up with excuses as to why you don’t have time to do it. Your cat is sick. You have to take the kids to soccer practice. You have to wash your hair. The point is, the space is not going to clean itself, and the only person who is actually going to do it is you. Here is a short, step by step guide to cleaning garages and sheds that will help you get the project done in no time.

1. Evaluate What You Need
The first step in cleaning sheds and garages is to take stock of exactly what’s in it and whether or not it needs to be kept. Make three piles for things: one pile to donate, one to keep, and one to throw away. Be honest with yourself about where things belong. If you’re not going to use that pogo stick or you aren’t going to get around to fixing that snow blower, get rid of it.

2. Clean and Repair
After you’ve gotten rid of all the trash, donated all of the things you don’t want or need, and have cleared out the space, it’s time to give everything a good once over. Clean all of the walls, ceiling, and corners where spiders may have made a home. If there are any holes of scrapes in the walls, plaster them and put up a new layer of paint to freshen things up.

3. Find Everything a Home
After the space is emptied, cleaned, and repaired, it’s time to start organizing things. Group together like items and store them together. If need be, put up shelving, hooks, and braces to maximize space rather than trying to stuff things back in. This way, the space will be less cluttered and will be easier to keep organized.

Do you have any organizational tips for sheds and garages? Feel free to let us know in the comments. Visit here for more information.