Social Distancing Doesn’t Have to be Boring in Colorado
While we’re all doing our best to stay safe and healthy in the midst of social precautions due to COVID-19, there can be a tendency to grow a little restless. While you may be discouraged from leaving the house very often, there is plenty that you can do in your own garage to keep your hands busy and your mind occupied while we all weather the storm together. Garage Force of Mountain View would like to encourage all of our customers to stay safe and find opportunities to be creative and productive, even when it feels like the world has come to a standstill. Here are five easy projects that are calling to you from your garage!
Get a Jump on Spring Cleaning
Depending on how often you use your garage, there’s a chance that everything is in a state of disarray. Now that so many of us have some extra time on our hands, it’s a great time to get a jump start on spring cleaning!
For most of our customers, the garage isn’t just a place for parking the car at night — it’s also a combination tool shed/workshop/studio! A clean workspace is a happy workspace, and getting everything organized is the first step to really upping your garage game. Start out by clearing out all of the junk. It’s easy to let things stack up in the garage, knowing that “someday I’ll deal with it.” Today is that day! Take a moment to make a general assessment of all of the contents of your garage space, and make the executive decision to toss everything that doesn’t belong in a productive garage. Rather than attempting to tackle the whole garage at once, work your way around section by section, and slowly but surely reveal the floor space and real estate that’s hiding beneath the junk. This will give you the breathing room necessary to get organized!
Spruce Up Your Tools
How long has it been since you gave your tools a good cleaning? Have you ever cleaned your tools? Do you know where your tools are? This is the perfect time to scrub up those rusty pliers and get them working like new, polish your hammer collection to a brilliant shine, and get rid of those old tools that just don’t work anymore. Many tools come with a lifetime warranty, so it’s worth doing some investigating to see if any old or broken tools can be replaced for free. Before you know it, you’ll have a toolbox full of showroom ready tools prepared for your next project.
Build Your Toy Collection
It’s safe to say that with everyone hunkered down for a while, you’ll have some time to do some online shopping. With all of the money that you’re saving by not driving around and using gas, you could decide to make that tool purchase you’ve had your eye on for a while. Through all of this, the postal service, UPS and FedEx are all going strong. Once you’ve cleaned and organized your garage and fixed up your existing tools, see what’s missing from your inventory and treat yourself to a new addition to your toolbox.
Finish that Long-Lost Project
While clearing out all of the unnecessary items from your garage, you may have stumbled across a half-forgotten project from yesteryear. This is as good a time as any to tie up any loose ends that have been gathering dust. Hang up those bike racks that you’ve been meaning to mount since last summer. Create an adequate storage system for all of the Christmas lights that you need to dig out every winter. You probably have a list of incomplete to-dos — take advantage of this downtime to cross them off your list.
Get Your Hands Dirty Safely
Washing your hands regularly is especially important during this time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun getting them dirty in the first place! If you’ve ever wanted to spend some time working on your car or learning how to change your own oil, use your newfound spacious and organized garage to get to work!
Prepare Your Garage for Concrete Coating by Garage Force of Mountain View!
Since you’ve been spending all of this time in your garage, you may have noticed that your concrete could use some attention. Traffic from vehicles, natural erosion, and years of weather can do a number on your concrete — that’s where Garage Force of Mountain View comes in! To really put the finishing touch on your concrete flooring and your driveway, contact us! Our better-than-epoxy concrete coatings and sealing treatments can breathe new life into your concrete and transform your garage into a space that you love to be in. Call us so that we can make your garage into a force to be reckoned with!