What all you should know before your garage cleanout?
Why spend the money to buy an expensive vacuum cleaner when you can get a simple cleaning done in a garage that will do the job well enough for a fraction of the cost? This simple cleaning idea, to keep the messes, dirty spots, and debris from growing on your storage and other surfaces is not just an empty promise. There are some simple ideas that you can use to make your own. After all, the more you get to know these cleaning methods, the more you will be able to use them to help keep your stuff in good shape.
The first step is always getting basic supplies. Some basic tools you need to get include towels, a vacuum cleaner, a pail or container or even baskets, a drill, rags, disinfectant, and tape. They may vary in price, but they are all essential.
With all of this equipment, the first thing you have to consider is where to keep it all. Keep it on the floor or in a garage, or in a closet or corner of your home. In some homes, this is just a general rule that seems obvious, but it can come in handy at times.
A second step is to set up a cleanout area. The best place to set up a cleanout area is somewhere that is dark and quiet. You can cover this area with a tarp or something similar, and that will help to keep the dirt from growing into the carpet and up into the wall. You will also want to choose a place where you can work at a slow pace.
It is also important to note that you need to start out with just one area. Once you have done a few of these jobs, you will find that you can get the hang of it and get to know a few areas of the garage that you do not need to clean as often. When you keep a yard area clean, you will find that you do not have to keep doing it all the time.
If you do not already have a garden shed, then now is a good time to get one, and turn it into a simple area to keep all of your items. You can either have it fill up with green sacks of things you no longer want, or you can make it a spot to put things you do want, that you just cannot reach with the space you have available.
Then there is the idea of airless storage. While these are great ideas, you have to remember that you will be cleaning more than just your carpet. You need to be certain that the vacuum cleaner is easy to use and keep clean.
Keep the vacuum cleaner well maintained at all times. Clean the rags and the wheels, as well as the hose and the nozzle. Regular cleaning of these items will keep them running smoothly and therefore keep the vacuum cleaner running smoothly.
You also need to remember that you should not place anything heavy on the floor so that you can keep it clean as well. Even if you have a pile of furniture in the garage, the least you can do is clean them off.
Finally, while it may seem like you could actually keep doing this task every day, it really only gets so expensive to do. In fact, you will find that after a few months of doing this once or twice a week, you are better off starting to spend less time in the garage and better off if you start doing it every day.
A lot of people will end up paying more for their cleaning supplies and stuff, but there is no need to pay more for a cleaner garage. All you need to do is remember to follow some of these simple reminders, and you will be able to keep your garage looking a lot cleaner. For more ideas on storage and cleaning, visit us at My Storage!