When was the last time you parked your car in the garage?
If your garage has become home to every forgotten and abandoned piece of junk you own, you’re missing out on some prime real estate. Houses are only so big, and your garage can add a lot of space to it.
Maybe you finally want to bring your car in during the winter, saving you those freezing cold mornings when you have to scrape the ice off your windshield. You can also turn your garage into your new hang-out space. If you love having the guys over, some heaters, rugs, a TV, and a beer fridge can transform your garage into your own space. But first, you need to reclaim it from all the stuff you have taking up space.
Sell Extra Tools & Toys
Tools can take up a lot of space in your garage, especially if you’re the kind of guy who owns two of everything. It can seem like a daunting task but go through all your tools and set aside older tools you’ve already replaced or things you haven’t used in ages. You can usually get a good price selling them online if you don’t have a friend who’d be happy to take them off your hand.
The same goes for sports equipment that you or your kids have outgrown – or you could donate it all to a local charity that would likely be happy to have the equipment.
Organize the Stuff You Keep
The rest needs to be organized. You might want to consider options like garage ceiling track storage as well as shelving that will let you keep things out of sight until you need it. You’ll also save hours of looking for the right thing.
Trash the Rest
As for the rest of the stuff, call a junk removal company like Capital Junk to haul away your unwanted stuff. Whether it’s worthless or not worth the hassle of selling, a good junk removal company will recycle or donate your stuff for you and take the rest to the landfill. One call, one afternoon, and you can have your garage back. All you have to do is visit Capital Junk for more information and a quote.
Get the Stains Out of the Floor
You’ve cleared out the garage of all the junk and now you’re ready to transform it into anything you want. Whether you want to park your truck there again or you’re going to turn it into your new man cave, you want it to be clean from floor to ceiling.
Getting stains out of concrete is no easy task, especially rust and oil. The trick is to draw the stain out of the floor. There are several methods you can use, but one sure-fire way to get oil stains out of concrete is to cover the stain with a thin layer of cat litter and brush it in with a broom with stiff bristles. Sweep the litter away and then cover it in soda – no-name cola should do the trick. Work in the soda and leave it for about 20 minutes, then clean up with laundry detergent, bleach, and water.
Your garage will be clear, clean, and good as new.