With the start of spring just days away, there’s no better time than now to begin checking off your spring-cleaning list. During winter months, the garage often becomes the catchall for everything from lawn and garden equipment to holiday decorations. As the weather warms, give your garage the attention it deserves. Here are a few garage organization and garage door maintenance tips to get you started this spring:
Some of you may love everything about the organizing process – the sorting, the discovery of long-lost possessions and the purging of those things you no longer need. For others, the organization process is a daunting task.
If you’re dreading the task, the best best way to get started may be to empty out the garage and sort everything into designated areas. Make lists of the items that you’d like to keep, and note where in your garage you plan to store these items – this might include a storage bin, a workbench or a wall hook.
Once you’ve got your plan in place, it’s time to give your garage the white-glove treatment. Clean your garage’s cement floor with an old mop or broom; wipe down garage walls and clear cobwebs from garage lights, corners and ceilings. You may also want to use a cleaning solution to remove any stains or oil spots that have appeared on your floor during winter months.
Don’t Forget the Door
After months of snow, wind and freezing temperatures, your garage door may not be in the same condition it was in this time last year. While Overhead Door garage door systems are built for long-lasting performance and daily use, we recommend inspecting your garage door annually. Your Overhead Door Distributor can give you a thorough evaluation and perform routine maintenance, as needed.
Your local Overhead Door Distributor will be able to spot any mechanical issues, but there are still a few things that you can do to prepare for the upcoming spring inspection. Here’s a quick checklist:
- Check all the moving components of the door mechanism to make sure that none are bent or broken
- Use a soft cloth and household detergent to remove any rust, dirt or residue from your garage door
- Carefully examine and make note of any cracks or gaps that have appeared during winter months
- Check the weather seal at the bottom of your door. If broken, your Overhead Door Distributor will be able to help you find the best replacement for your door
Now that you know what to do, it’s time to get started! If you think you’ve got the cleanest garage on the block, leave a comment to tell us your spring-cleaning secrets. To schedule an annual maintenance inspection, contact a local Overhead Door distributor.