How to get your garage ready for the winter

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It’s that time of year again! Just when you were enjoying the warm weather, fall and winter decide to come along and spoil the fun. Time to put all those Halloween and fall decorations away and get ready for winter! One might ask what are the things that must be done to prepare for the holiday season? You’re in luck! We are here to help you prepare for the winter season. Below is a list of things you might want to consider when preparing your garage for this season. Hopefully this helps you to get ready and be prepared for Santa!
The first step is to clean up your whole garage. Take advantage of the weather before it gets too cold. Sort through everything in your garage, tossing items you don’t need and moving those that could be stored elsewhere. Once you’ve cleared the area, wash the floors and scrub the walls. This seems like a big task, but it will make your garage look more spacious and organized.
Part of your cleaning process should include some steps to prevent damage to the garage. Your floor will undergo damage through the season as your tires track snow, gravel, and salt chemicals.

Install a protective coating to give a fresh look and protect the floor.

After cleaning, look at the space and what you have decided to store. Be creative as you organize. You may need to buy new storage containers or install wall racks to keep things out of the way. If you have out of season items, consider storing them in containers on the ceiling.
• Rotating storage bins. As you get ready for decorating, find a place to put those storage bins so you have room and space available to move around in your garage.
• Move freezable fluids into the garage. If you have any fluids outside, move them into the garage. If those fluids are needed (such as gasoline for a kerosene heater), it would be extremely difficult to get them thawed out and ready for use when you need them the most.

• Sealing the gaps. Even when your garage door is shut, wind and snow can still come in through the gaps. Make sure those gaps are sealed nice and tightly to prevent your electronics from freezing overnight.
• Heaters. With how crazy the past winters have been, you may want to consider purchasing a space heater for the garage. A heater can help make the garage warmer and also keep the cars warm.
• Insulation. Another way to keep the garage nice and warm would to be hire a contractor (or you can do it yourself) and install insulation into the walls of your garage.
• Setting up a mudpuddle. If your garage is attached to the house, you should designate a specific place to place your shoes (and family members) so dirt and snow does not track in the house.
• Snow blowers and shovels. With winter being around the corner, not every snow plow will be available. It would be a wise decision to purchase a snowblower, or shovel, to help with the driveway and sidewalks around your house so you are able to get to work or other events on your agenda.
Follow these simple tips to make sure your garage is ready for the winter. With a little planning, you’ll have your garage clean and be able to store everything you need this season. If you have any tips for garage organization and maintenance, we would love to hear from you!

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