How to Get through the Busiest Time of Year for Your Garage
You probably don’t think about a ‘busy’ time of year for your garage. But, if you did, you’d realize that you’re probably in and out of your garage more in the autumn months than at any other time of year.
If you haven’t done some or all of these yet this fall, you’ll probably be doing them soon. You’ll be putting away your garden furniture; taking out your rake; storing your summer garden tools; finding a place for the patio umbrella; getting the hot tub cover out of storage; putting away all the summer toys; polishing off the snow blower; rolling out the lawn mower to mulch the leaves; finding the fall lawn food; and wondering where all that extra stuff in the garage came from during the summer.
In the midst of it all, you’ll probably wish your garage door was a revolving one.
Tips for Getting Through the Busy Season for Your Garage
All that traffic in your garage can have two side-effects. First, without some planning, you could end up doing more work than you have to. Second, without some precautions, you could do more damage than you want to.
Here are just a few tips to help avoid extra work and reduce any damage.
1. Clean Out Your Garage & Make a Storage Plan
If yours is like most garages, storage space is at a premium. It might sound like more work, but in the end, you’ll reduce your effort, and find the space you need, if you clear out your garage and make a plan for where everything goes.
2. Try to Minimize Opening and Closing Your Garage Door
All the traffic into and out of your garage can take a toll on the door and garage door opener. If you can, plan your activities and keep your door open or closed as long as possible. But, remember, to protect everything in your garage and safeguard against theft, don’t leave the door open any longer than you have to.
3. Keep Your Car Out of the Garage
When you’re cleaning the garage, and putting things in storage, you’ll have less chance of damaging your car if you move it out of the way.
The more effort you put into making it easier for your garage to get through its busy season, the less busy it will seem!