It’s time to start thinking about summer and preparing our homes for the warmer weather that lies ahead! Winter’s icy conditions and temperature can be tough on garage doors, therefore, some repairs and touch-ups may be necessary. Checking the parts, cleaning, and repairing any damages may save you time and money later! We’ve gathered some tips to help keep your garage in great condition for every season.
CLEAN THE DOOR
You may not realize it, but garages can often be the dirtiest room in your home! You generally store your vehicle, tools, yard supplies, old boxes, and so much more. Throughout all the year these items collect dust, dirt, and grease and, unfortunately, these can all be carried into your home.
Start by cleaning your garage door. Your garage door is exposed to all elements 24/7, which means it is extremely dirty. Make sure to wash the inside and outside to remove the dust, dirt, grime, and anything else that has accumulated. After washing it down, lubricate all moving parts such as the roller, hinges, and tracks. This will prevent rust and corrosion from forming and improve its functionality!
The winter season can cause a lot of wear and tear on most weather-stripping, especially along the bottom of your doors. Inspect your doors and replace any weather-stripping before summer arrives. This will add additional insulation and may help lower your electricity bill! Who doesn’t like saving extra money?
Pro Tip: Consider adding even more insulation to your garage walls and ceiling. This may require some renovation skills, so seek a professional if you need additional help. This requires more effort than door insulation, but your bank account will be happier in the long run!
Reducing clutter in your garage is especially important during the summer season. Once you have an organized garage, this will grant you the opportunity to park your vehicle inside and away from the high heat. You can thank us later when you don’t immediately sweat upon entering your car.
Not ready for a garage face-lift but need a place to store your items? Consider renting a premium climate control unit from Easy Stop Storage! Our climate control units are the perfect summer time solution for storing your belongings and creating more room in your home or garage! Click here to find a location near you!
As the summer excitement and relaxation comes to an end, it's time to prepare your home for the fall season! Although there are too many fall tasks to name, we've gathered some storage hacks to keep your home organized throughout the fall season so you can enjoy more apple cider and pumpkin pie by the fire!
Storing your summer items is definitely a task, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult one! It's time to place your summer items in storage and decorate for the fall season! We've gathered some helpful tips to save you time and make the process more enjoyable!
As much as we would love to wake up to the perfect home, time and money make it feel like it is almost unachievable. Luckily, we've gathered some easy DIY storage ideas that will provide the perfect solutions for your home and make it feel brand new without hurting your bank account.
Having enough storage space often becomes an issue-especially with college students. Now that school is back in session, it's time to move into the dorms! Dorms are small with little to no storage space, and can start to feel cramped when two, three, or even four people are sharing the same space. Renting a storage unit is an easy and great solution when you're living in the dorms! We've gathered some tips and tricks to help keep your dorm feeling spacious and cozy all year long.
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