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How To: Maintain a Clean Garage

By Tidy Brown Wren, bringing order to your nest on Oct 29, 2012
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I've enjoyed the email conversations I've been having with several of you, my readers,  about cleaning out garages.

It seems that the universal dilemma of garage owners is how to clean out the garage and keep it cleaned out.


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Garages were designed to store things.  True, originally they were designed to store vehicles, but we tend to store more than vehicles in them.  We store holiday decorations and tools in them.  We also use them as project spaces and sporting spaces and gardening project spaces.  No wonder they tend to look like a mess all the time.

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I can't claim to have a neat looking garage all of the time.  What I can claim is that I'm able to clean it up pretty quickly because I don't let it stay too messy for too long.  That's really the trick.  Everything has a place where it lives.  When everything has a place to live, it doesn't take long to send everything home where it belongs. 

About once a month, Hubs and I open the large garage door and do a once over.  We start at one side of the garage and work our way around the whole garage, putting everything away.  Then, using a leaf blower, we start at the back of the garage and blow all dust, dirt, and cobwebs out of the garage door. 

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It only takes us about half an hour to do this, and it makes me happy to have a clean garage.  So, are you game?  Let me know if you have any questions as you work to maintain your garage. 

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