Why You Should Clean Out Your Garage

It’s one of the largest rooms in your house, and yet it sits in a state of neglect. We’re talking about your garage, of course. If you’re like the majority of Americans, using and abusing the garage is par for the course! Got a junk item with which you’re unsure what to do? Chuck it in the garage! Did the lawnmower stop working? Let that hunk of metal rot in the garage! And think about it: When was the last time you cleaned anything in your garage?

The time has come to turn attention towards your home’s motor coach room! Below are three reasons to get your unruly garage under control.

Don’t Market Your Home to Rodents

Do you want mice and rats scampering into your home? Would you enjoy opening a kitchen drawer one morning only to find mouse droppings mingling among the utensils? No, of course not! And one of the best ways to make sure that doesn’t happen is by keeping your garage clean and properly sealed.

Safety First

Does your garage have windows? Perhaps it sports a side door. Do the locks on those windows and doors work properly, or can burglars easily jimmy them open? What about your overhead garage door? Is it old and easily breached? Is it time for a new garage door that complies with the most recent housing codes? Your garage is your home’s first barrier. Make sure it’s secure!

Clean Garage, Full Heart

Above, we went over two practical reasons to get your garage in order. Now let’s talk about the psychological benefits of an organized, secure, properly functioning garage.

Behavioral scientists contend that cluttered spaces negatively impact mental health and cause stress — and we may not even realize it’s affecting us! If psychiatrists say that an organized garage can significantly reduce anxiety-related stress, why not give it a shot?

It’s time to take care of the garage situation. You can do it! Once it’s done, you’ll feel like a million bucks, and your house will be better off for it.