Are you planning on hosting Thanksgiving at your house this year? If you do, start preparing for it now by getting your garage space ready. But what should you do with your stuff before the big day? You can get it all packed up and ready to store while still being able to utilize the space in your garage. We have compiled a simple, easy-to-follow guide to help you organize your garage in time for Thanksgiving.
How to Get Your Garage Space Thanksgiving-Ready
Clean the garage and all the other parts of a garage door
First, pressure wash your garage exterior with a hose to remove any big dirt or grime build-up. Next, make a soapy water solution and scrub the surfaces of your garage with a brush. Be sure to really scrub really well on dirt or grime spots.
You can use bleach to disinfect and kill any bacteria for tough stains. Be careful not to use chlorine bleach, as this will damage any plants near your garage; use oxygenated bleach instead. Once you are finished scrubbing, rinse everything off with another round of pressure washing from your hose.
Make the garage gutters tidy
It is important to keep your gutters clear, especially around your garage. If the gutters around your garage are clogged, water may overflow and surround your garage space, which can potentially damage your garage door. Make sure it always looks its best by keeping the gutters clear of debris.
You can get on a ladder with a bucket and use a small hand shovel to scoop out the debris. Or, for a safer option, you can hire a professional gutter cleaner to take care of the job.
Clean up the debris in and around the garage space
Debris can accumulate around your garage over time, so be sure to remove any rubbish around your garage, including dead plants or landscaping debris in the gardening beds. You may need to pull weeds and then take away the landscaping debris. Once you are done, sweep the driveway and pathways, and put the debris in a trash bin.
How To Decorate Your Garage Space
Make a to-do or to-buy list
Determine your needs. Is a large table necessary? Should you purchase one or utilize your old folding picnic table and a good tablecloth? What else are you going to have to buy or borrow? It is time to set everything up after you have made a list of everything you need.
Put decorations on your garage door
No matter what time of year, a wreath hung on your garage door is a great way to show your holiday spirit! But before you go ahead and put up your wreath, there are a few things you should know.
For starters, hang your wreath using a hook on the frame above the garage door. That will prevent damaging your door from nails or other sharp objects. Another thing to think of is that once you have a wreath hung on your overhead garage door, you may not be able to open the door all the way. In these cases it is common to use Command Strips which prevent holes and other damages caused by nails and screws.
Do it with your friends and family
As the word implies, Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks and spend time with friends and family. But organizing the perfect Thanksgiving can take time and effort. Good thing you can do it with others. Delegate tasks to your friends and family members, and ask for their help preparing the meal or setting up the dining room. By working together, you can make Thanksgiving a truly memorable occasion for everyone involved.
Are you hosting Thanksgiving in your garage? No problem! It can be a great option if you want a practical solution to your space issues. However, if your garage door needs repair, do it immediately. Titan Garage Doors NE offers professional garage door repair and maintenance services that keep your door working like new. Our experienced professionals will ensure that all parts of a garage door, including garage door openers, are in good working order before the guests arrive. Plus, we provide free estimates on all garage door installation services in Omaha, NE, and the nearby cities. So schedule a service appointment today, and let us take care of all your garage door needs!