Cleaning Up the Garden Workshop

Depending on the weather, your garden might be one very, very dirty place. And if you keep an open workshop in your garden, it will probably be just as dirty. All that dirt will get in the way of your work, though, so you might want to think about keeping a clean workplace for more productive hours. Time for spring cleaning comes all too often for your garden workshop. In all honestly, there is little you can do to protect your workshop from the dust and dirt that accumulates outside in a windy weather, apart from putting in windows, but there are easy ways of quickly cleaning to save yourself some of the time you will spend working.

Cleaning Up the Garden WorkshopFirst of all, you need to gear up. Workshop cleaning is a bit more dangerous than, say, kitchen cleaning. You will not be simply rubbing the smudges off plates. You will be cleaning a wooden structure with occasional splinters (or many, many splinters if you are the wood-carving type) which contains a variety of sharp items like a saw. And all the dust and dirt you clean is much more abundant than the one found in the house during home cleaning. So do remember to get some hand and eye protection. A pair of gloves and goggles will do you just fine.

Your garden shed is probably wooden, so you should cross out some cleaning products from the list of options. Many cleaners found in the supermarket or convenience stores are full of toxins which may damage the woodwork and cause the planks to dry up or crumble. Pick carefully when choosing your cleaning product. Going with the green ones is a smart choice to make. They are nature-friendly, so they should do wonders for wooden structures.

You can avoid using labeled products altogether and simply use household products from your kitchen. You would be amazed at how many of those you already own. Baking soda, vinegar, and lemon juice will do the job as fine as any other detergent. You can use the vinegar to clean up oil or grime marks from any surface. Rubbing baking soda over dirty spots will kill even the most stubborn stains, and it can put an end to any nasty odour that might have appeared in the workshop. The lemon juice’s citric acid can eat through grease and grime, and will freshen up the old workshop with the nice fragrance of spring.

Alternatively, you may seek out the services of a cleaning agency. There are probably cleaning companies that will be willing to do the thorough job of cleaning up your workshop, and even keep a weekly maintenance. This might cost you a bit, but if you can handle the expenses, it is a neat way of keeping up a clean workshop so that your hobbies or work do not suffer while you are too busy cleaning the shed to use it. Professional cleaners will save you a lot of time, and will keep the place clean as best they can.

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