NOW OPEN! Overhead Door Company of Fredericksburg™ - Proudly servicing Fredericksburg, VA.

NOW OPEN! Overhead Door Company of Fredericksburg™ - Proudly servicing Fredericksburg, VA.

Mid-Atlantic Door Group Inc. Distributors of Overhead Door Corp.

Cleaning Out Your Garage this Spring

Spring is here and that means it’s time for spring cleaning. This is the time of year that families put away their winter clothes, open up their homes and get ready for a summer of heat and fun in the sun. They are often putting the snow blower away and replacing it with the lawn mower, moving winter decorations to the attic and replacing them with summer décor and pool toys. Every person with a garage is going to have to head outside and get it cleaned out in time for summer. Many men – and women – dread cleaning out the garage, however, with these easy tips, spring cleaning has never been easier.

  • Ask for help
  • Rent a dumpster
  • Buy plastic containers
  • Organize with a plan

Ask For Help
The best way to tackle a huge project such as this is to enlist help from friends and family members. Since spring cleaning probably isn’t on their list of favorite things to do this year, you may need to bargain with them. Offer to help them clean next weekend if they come help you this weekend. Order some pizzas and get started. Not only will it go by much faster with help, you will enjoy yourself far more with friends than by yourself.

Buy Plastic Containers and Rent a Dumpster
While cleaning your space, make a pile of things you want to keep and a pile that you want to throw away. Plastic containers make organizing easy because you can label them. Place all of your Christmas décor in one box, tools in another, craft items in another and label them all. By renting a dumpster, you can immediately throw things away that you don’t want anymore and someone else will haul it off for you.

Organize With a Plan
Before tackling this project, make a plan. Open the garage door and make a decision as to what you want out of this space when you are finished. Do you want to be able to fit your car in there? Do you want to use it for a workspace? Knowing what you want before you get to work will make it easier for you when you get started. Additionally, take a look at the door and determine whether or not any garage door repair is needed so that you can hire a professional to take care of it while you are spring cleaning.

Spring cleaning is not usually much fun, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be. It can be fun, easy and efficient when you follow these rules. Get started with your spring cleaning now so you can make time to enjoy the rest of your year.

About The Author | Justin White

Justin White is the VP of Marketing for Mid-Atlantic Door Group, Inc. The company opened in 1973 and now consists of (3) official Overhead Door™ Distributors and (8) warehouse locations throughout Maryland, DC, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Justin was born into the door industry, ultimately following in his father's footsteps and joining the family owned business in 2011. After spending time in the field with fellow mechanics, Justin found his niche in marketing, along with a specialty in residential garage door sales, installation, and service.