By Sirena Rubinoff, Networx

Has it been awhile since your car has actually seen the inside of your garage? Can't remember the last time you could actually use your cluttered work table for work? If any of these scenarios sound familiar to you or if you're just plain sick of the mess living in your garage, it's time to start your next home improvement project -- and this one will truly improve the value and look of your home. Garage clean-ups are a lot of work, but pay off big time. You'll be blown away by the amount of useable space left in your garage once you whip it into shape with these five cleaning tips. So, take a deep breath, get mentally prepared to deal with your garage's accumulated clutter and get ready to turn this oft-forgotten room of your home into a space you can be proud of!