Webfoot’s 5 BEST Tips For Keeping Your Garage Clean This Winter

updated
October 17, 2023
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The garage is one of those spaces used for many purposes. It can, however, get messy very quickly, especially in winter when minimal natural light coupled with snow from footwear makes it more difficult to keep everywhere clean.

Luckily, there are several things you can do to keep your garage tidy during the winter so that you can have a great seasonal experience every year. Let’s take a look at our five favorite tips.

Tip 1: Seal Cracks & Small Openings

sealing garage windows

A poorly sealed garage door allows snow and debris to enter your garage. This is probably why you find your garage covered with snow and debris after closing it for a reasonable time. Inspect your garage door to ensure it’s a perfect fit and then seal around the edge.

Also check the sealing tapes on your other doors and replace the seal around windows if necessary.

Tip 2: Be Prepared with a Dehumidifier

Dehumidifiers are important for minimizing moisture in your garage. Without it, moisture can build up in your garage causing damage, like rusted tools and equipment. Consider investing in a dehumidifier to prevent rust or mold during the wet season.

Dehumidifier in garage.

Tip 3: Keep Your Garage Floor Clean & Dry With a Concrete Coating

clean dry coating

The high moisture content typical of winter can be a significant problem for bare concrete floors, which are hard to keep clean and dry because of tracked in snow and mud. These bare floors also risk being damaged by the freeze-thaw effect of road salt. 

Some quick fixes for a wet and muddy floor, include:

  • Avoid staining your concrete and keep your floor clean by washing down your raw concrete with water and vinegar. 
  • Minimize mess by cleaning off your car before driving into your garage and creating a drop spot for snow-covered gear.
  • Protect your raw concrete by buying cheap snow mats, which are affordable upfront but are not long-lasting. 

Instead of quick fixes, you can invest in the long-term maintenance of your garage by installing a concrete coating from Webfoot. Our coatings are stain-resistant, impermeable to moisture from snow, and resistant to road salt damage. Compared to bare concrete, they are also considerably simpler to maintain; all you need to do is wipe their surfaces with soap and water. Webfoot coatings also come in color options that will make your garage look attractive and expand your usable space. 

Tip 4: De-Clutter & Eliminate Useless Items

Too many unused items in your garage is a sure way to clutter your space and make it challenging to use in the winter. Take some time to go through your garage and weed out the things you have not used or will not need anytime soon. You can always give out useful items you no longer need while disposing of others. This way, you can keep your garage tidy and clean throughout the winter.

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Tip 5: Get A Custom Storage System that Holds Everything

Boots and other footwear make it difficult to keep garages clean since they track in a lot of sand, snow, and salt. They can also litter your garage floor and make it look untidy. 

Custom cabinets from Webfoot come to your rescue here— different kinds and sizes of cabinet boxes for winter boots and other winter equipment, along with storage for out of season items. Our durable powder-coated cabinets are water-resistant, easy to clean, and of amazing aesthetic value.

Webfoot custom cabinets.

You can also maximize your space by integrating vertical storage into your cabinet system. Winter gear allows us to have fun and perform various activities during winter, but they can also track in dirt and litter the garage. You may prevent this by installing vertical storage solutions such as wall-mounted bike-racks, slat walls, and gravity grabbers from Webfoot, as they will keep your winter gear, such as helmets, snow shoes, skis, goggles, and boots, out of the way. Say hello to a super organized garage all season round! 

Functional slat wall for winter gear storage.

Hello Winter, Good-Bye Messy Garage

Your garage will be more relevant and valuable in the coming winter months, so you always have to do everything possible to keep it tidy. By following the tips provided in this post, you can rest assured that you will have little to nothing to worry about in the winter.

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