For many homeowners, the garage is a catch-all – a place to store a random assortment of things that otherwise would have no home. This can be a convenient solution in the short term to your space issues within the rest of the house, but it can quickly get out of control and lead to a disorganize, unsafe space over the long term.

If you know your garage has become a mess and want to turn things around, there’s still time this summer to de-clutter and reclaim your space.

There are a few main benefits to having a clean garage.

A clean garage means…

1.    Fewer Pests

Clean garages go a long way toward reducing and eliminating the presence of nuisance pests. Piles of junk that you haven’t sorted in years can become a breeding ground for rodents and insects, and old pet food you forgot about long ago can invite hungry critters. So by removing these sources of sustenance and shelter, you are eliminating pest problems or preventing them before they can happen in the first place.

All that junk can disguise pests, too, so you may not even know you have a problem till it’s too late.

2.    Better Organization

With a cleaner garage, you get better organization. They go hand in hand. It’s so much easier to locate items you need rather than having to hop over boxes or rummage through piles of junk to get to your holiday decorations and power tools. With everything in its rightful place, you don’t have to spend quite so much time cleaning and rummaging. Create designated spaces for every item you have deemed worthy to be included in your garage, from sports equipment and gardening tools to paint and bicycles.

3.    Extra Space

If you haven’t been able to fit your car in your garage since 1992, imagine how happy you will be after purging to see that your vehicle can finally reclaim its home! Even if you don’t use your garage for your car, you may want to use it for other purposes, such as a craft room, laundry room, dorm room, in law apartment, man cave, music room, workshop or game room.

In order for these things to happen, you need to clean and organize first.

4.     A More Attractive Space

Clean garages are simply more aesthetically appealing than dirty ones. Many people are leaning toward the minimalistic home decorating trend that’s become all the rage. Studies show that the more organized a room can be, the calmer and more focused people feel when immersed in it.

Don’t forget about the garage door though! Regularly cleaning your garage door will not only boost the appeal of the interior space, it will improve curb appeal from the outside. So, if you’re embarrassed to show guests your garage, it’s time to make a change. Happy cleaning!

Contact M&M Garage Door

Often times, the first step toward improving the look and function of your garage involves updating your garage door. To learn about the collections we offer, contact us today at (586) 610-5434.