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Spring is Almost Here: Time to Get Your Cleaning Gloves on

Feb 28, 2023
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You already know what time it is—spring cleaning season—and it's almost here! As we monitor the news and weather for the upcoming season each year, we hear this phrase almost as an alert. The practice and custom of spring cleaning are well-established. When and how did it, though, become a cleaning tradition?

But let's define spring cleaning first. According to the definition of spring cleaning, it involves "thorough domestic cleaning of your entire home - room by room and top to bottom." This entails wiping and dusting every layer from the ceiling to the floor and decluttering and getting rid of everything you are no longer using. The lighting fixtures, the surface and edges of your shelves, the rugs, and the furniture are all thoroughly examined. Broadly speaking, anything that your vision can see and more.

The idea of spring cleaning isn't wholly a contemporary one. It has a very long history that dates back to ancient customs that stretch up to 3,000 years B.C. The ancient Persian festival of Nowruz is where the spring cleaning practice of wiping and polishing the entire home, often known locally as "shaking the house," originated. People visit each other's houses throughout the two-week celebrations.

Spring cleaning, as used in the context of everyday life of the custom, makes sense in relation to human biology. Due to the absence of sunshine in the previous season, winter, our ability to be active and driven is hampered. We become sleepier due to a hormone called melatonin. Melatonin levels in our brains rise at this time. In other words, it implies that we create more of the hormone that makes us sleepy when exposed to less sunshine. It follows that the metaphor of spring cleaning refers to waking up from a state of spirit and mind hibernation.

Because of the weather's ideal balance of warmth and coolness, spring is the finest season to dust and wipe the house. Since our dwellings are cool enough to deter pest infestations, we do not need to heat them.

You may do the task more accurately and thoroughly by using the following checklist for your garage.

1. Set up work zones. Top to bottom, take everything out of the cabinets and shelves.

2. To clear up the room and add illumination, move these objects outside of your garage if you can. You may use this to your advantage while cleaning the area's corners and crevices.

3. Toss or keep piles should be created after sorting these things. Once more, working in zones will simplify things and prevent you from being overburdened.

4. A general rule to follow is to place any goods that haven't been used in the previous year in the "toss" or "for donation" category if you're having trouble getting rid of things in your garage. There is a rationale you have yet to place them outside in their appropriate crates, and that will probably persist for the remainder of the year. Set them free now, please.

5. Always research proper disposal methods for any compounds that are intended for disposal.

6. Before putting the goods, you want to "keep" back in their storage, return to the garage and clean the shelves, cabinets, boxes, and bins. Check to see if the storage systems are in excellent shape as well.

7. Get rid of the cobwebs hidden on the corners of your walls and under storage units.

8. The garage door should be well-cleaned. See whether the garage door is operating flawlessly as well. Because the winter season is over and moisture buildup is likely, check the door hinges for any initial signs of rust.

9. Dust off the garage floor. Your garage floor may develop oil stains from vehicle leaks or workshop equipment. It would be preferable if you also thoroughly vacuumed the entire floor. After that, use a degreaser and a mop, scrubber, or water pressure.

10. Put the goods you keep in boxes, pegboards, wall shelves, and overhead garage storage racks to keep them organized. Provide an area for your athletic goods and lawnmower as well. Storage solutions like overhead garage racks and wall shelves allow you to put hooks where you may hang your stuff. If not, you may also make room for them by designating a separate storage area. The same holds true for tools, and other often-used things, which are ideal for keeping on wall shelves since they are simple to find with just a quick glance within the garage.

You may rely on our storage system.

Sharing space for your car with your belongings might be complex and disorganized. The most popular organizational equipment nowadays is overhead garage storage racks. They will occupy much too much of the floor area that should be set aside for your automobiles only. Do not worry; you can store anything you do not frequently use on the overhead storage rack, resulting in a greater area for parking your autos.

Fleximounts have an offering of a variety of overhead garage storage racks. Among the bestsellers is the Fleximounts GR48-H Hooks 4′ X 8′ Overhead Garage Storage Rack. This durable, heavy-duty overhead storage system provides a safe place to organize your stuff. It also helps avoid flood damage by storing your things off the garage floor and protecting your treasured items. The overhead storage rack makes your garage look neat and protects it from insects and rodents.

The rack is made of heavy gauge cold-rolled steel construction, responsible for safely loading up to 600 lbs. Its integrated wire grid design and frame are welded together, making the unit more sturdy and stable. Moreover, the wire grid underwent strict tests with triple load-breaking strength. It is specially designed for easier assembly.

The height can be adjusted from 22" to 40", providing a convenient and safe place to store your stuff. The height-adjustable ceiling drop-down lets you customize it to your preferred height. 

The ceiling brackets are designed to be attached to two joists for more flexibility and security. The rack is suitable for securing either ceiling studs or solid concrete ceilings. The screws provided are thicker than comparable products available in the market and have gone through strict tests to prove the top-quality make of the hardware.

All necessary hardware and instructions are included in the package. An installation template is also provided to help you devise a plan to store your stuff most efficiently. Also included are three bags of screws: wood screws, installation screws and bolts, and cement installation.

In the box, accessories such as four pieces Flat Hooks (GRH1) and two pieces Utility Hooks (GHR3) also come with the racks.