If overflown boxes and old memories are cluttering the corners of your garage, it is time to clean it. Whether holding on to old tools or keeping old childhood memories, the clutter in your garage can become an eyesore and nuisance if not used regularly. Along with being a pain, your clutter may also become the main attraction for pests and put your home at risk of catching fire if not properly cleaned. Your home may also be at risk if you have toxic chemicals stored in your garage. However, there are ways to cut out the stress of worrying about the clutter in your garage area.
Declutter the Tables and Ground
Clearing the tables and the ground in the garage is a good start to making sure you don’t have mold growth or pests invading your home. If you don’t have the time to sort through the boxes or space to neatly stack the boxes, then installing shelves may be a good idea to declutter your garage. Getting an assortment box for all of the things on your tables will also help with decluttering. With this new way of organization, you will lower the risk of having accidents, pests, or fires.
Keep Paint, Cleaning Products, and Brake Fluid Away
While it seems like a logical space to keep chemicals like paint, cleaning products, and brake fluid in the garage, it is the most dangerous place to keep toxic chemicals. Keeping these chemicals in the garage stands the risk of catching fire or even causing an explosion. Storing your chemicals in a shed away from the house is a place where all of your chemicals should be stored for your home and car.
Keep Plugged in Appliances to a Limit
With the leading cause of garage fires being caused by electrical malfunctions, making sure you don’t have too many appliances connected to the outlets in your garage is another way of eliminating clutter. Limiting the plugins will eliminate the chance of a fire breaking out and also help you with keeping the area clean. Keeping limitations on plugins will keep the worry down on what is being stored in the garage area as well.
Throw Trash Away in Trash Bins
If you keep trash bins or trash cans in the garage, it is important to make sure that you clear the trash out regularly. With the piling up of trash, your home is put at risk of it being a fire hazard or having pests, such as bugs or mice live among the trash. Keeping the trash thrown away and the floor swept will give this area a better feeling of cleanliness and give you and your family peace of mind.