TACKLING A TASK TOGETHER
Is your dad a DIY Dad with a creative side? Plan a project you can do together. You could help him fix or clean something around the house just to make him happy. Check out the DIY section at Shoprite for all the tools or cleaning agents you may require.
The garage is one place that fathers enjoy being at and so Garage cleaning would be a great idea to engage in. Oil and grease stains don’t just make a garage floor look bad but they also cause falls.
Here are a few steps on how you can clean and reorganize your dads Garage.
Remove everything from the garage
Ensure you pull everything out of your garage. Getting everything out will help you assess what you have, what is necessary, what needs to go and what not to return to its old spot.
Engage in cleaning
Gather a ready supply of towels, a bucket, a broom and cleaning spray. Get strong garbage bags or bins for sorting items. Start by wiping down or hosing off anything dirty or dusty.
Sort, Eliminate or Sell
Once everything is out of the garage, it’s time to start sorting everything into piles: keep, sell and eliminate. Purge once, then go back through the keep pile and purge again. Ask yourself if the item is something you’ll use again or something you’ve used in the last year be realistic and honest. Broken items or items rusted or past their prime can be tossed immediately.
Seal Cracks and Repair Hazards
With everything out of the garage, really survey any areas that might need to be fixed or touched up. Seal any cracks with spray-in foam or cement and consider doing this on a protective coat. This is also the time to check out the wires around your garage and make sure nothing presents a fire hazard. Look at anything that might be exposed and call a professional if needed.
Dust, Wash, Clean and Paint
Thoroughly clean out all of the corners, wash down the walls, and make sure everything is dust free. This will prevent all of that dirt from tracking into your house later.
Now that you have a clean and fresh garage, put the necessities back in place and organize your areas tools, sporting goods, car repair, storage and gardening.