The trees are blossoming, the flowers are in bloom and your garage looks like a dusty junkyard. It's time to spruce it up from A to Z. It's not as hard as you might think, as you'll see when you take this quiz.
We often use the garage as an extra storage room or the place where you stash something you won't need for a while (or may never need again).
Springtime is the time of rebirth, renewal and regeneration. What better time to spruce up and rejuvenate your garage than the spring?
Try categorizing. Group together, say, all sports equipment or all summer stuff.
The best and most useful storage bin material is plastic. Plastic storage bins are relatively inexpensive, protective against moisture and bugs and designed to stack well.
You end up maximizing the available floor space by clearing out what you can.
The best are deep ones that are 18 to 24 inches (45 to 60 cms) deep.
Try vertical cabinets, preferably with doors. That way, the stored items will remain dust-free and neat-looking, too.
Locker-style cabinets are widely sold and they also don't cost too much.
You can hang it up. Just install large, screw-in hooks into the wall and hang your bike on them.
Get a good straw broom and sweep it out. And if you can, hose it down.
Put them into your washing machine and wash them on a hot cycle. The mold smell should go away.
Take regular vinegar from your pantry, mix it with water and presto! It cleans beautifully.
Once your lawnmower has come out of its winter hibernation, you'll need to dust it off and prepare it again for use. Follow the manufacturer's instructions.
First and foremost, check that the bulbs are okay wrapped up in there and that there is no mold. If all's good, then go ahead and plant them.
Don't put them outside or way at the back of the garage where you'll never reach them. Instead, bring them to the front so that they're easily accessible.
Dust it off and inflate the tires. This will rejuvenate the bicycle and make it ready for use.
Usually, these things lose a little air when they're lying around unused.
Scrub it. Rub-a-dub-dub!
Keep on the safe side and put them as high as your ladder allows. If they're too accessible to you, they'll be accessible to your children, too.
Teach your children their parameters in the garage. Some things, like outdoor toys, they can touch, while other things are absolutely off-limits.