Taking a few hours to prepare the garage for the winter months will make it much easier for homeowners once the temperature drops and the snow begins to fall. Follow these five steps for a well-organized garage that will see the family through until spring.
1. Clean and Declutter
First, throw out, donate, or recycle anything from your garage that is no longer of use, from pool toys that didn’t last through the season to bikes and sports equipment that children have outgrown. Sweep out the space to remove dirt and debris to start the organization project with a clean slate.
2. Swap Out Seasonal Items
Shift summer items such as bikes, gardening tools, and hoses to the back of the garage. This leaves room to place winter items within easy reach, including snow shovels, road salt, and of course, sleds.
3. Install Wall Storage
Large items like snowboards, bikes, skis, and sporting equipment take up too much space on the garage floor. Solve this storage issue with durable wall racks. Taking advantage of vertical space boosts the overall utility of the garage.
4. Check the Snow Blower
Before the first big storm, make sure the snow blower is accessible and in good working condition. If repairs are needed, make them now and be prepared for every wintry forecast.
5. Keep the Cold Out
Check the garage door to make sure weather stripping is intact on all door and window seals. Damaged stripping or poor insulation can allow snow to enter the garage, as well as increase the home’s energy use and utility bills.
Homeowners who need additional storage can consider a handcrafted custom garage from Grey’s Woodworks. We offer four main styles that can fit one, two, or three cars as needed, all with a five-year warranty. Fill out our contact form or give us a call at 845-985-7006 to learn more about our high-quality products and exceptional customer service.