If you find your garden shed in Sydney is getting too small, that getting in and out is challenge, it might be time for an over-haul.
How to deal with a shed that’s overflowing.
- • What IS all the stuff in your shed? Where is it coming from? If you can work out what it is, and why it’s growing you can get to the bottom of the problem now.
- • You will have more success getting your shed organised if you tell yourself – and your family – that you are going to try and not take as much *stuff* to the shed anymore, start to think of your shed as a storage area and not as a dumping ground for rubbish.
- • It’s up to you – if you have a garden shed in Sydney that’s too full, cleaning it up is going to be your plan. Say to yourself you are going to dedicate the next 2 – 3 – 4 weekends to clearing out the shed.
- • Remember it’s taken time for all that clutter to build up, it’s going to take time to sort through it. When the weekend arrives – get started.
- • Choose one set area and start there
- • Don’t get carried away and try and achieve too much in one go
- • Allocate a time to finish for the day so you can start packing up
- • When it comes to sorting out – put all items that are similar in a box or pile together
- • Keep moving through all the items in the space where you have started.
- • Things you don’t need anymore – look at each item as you go and decide whether you want to keep it or not
- • If you have limited time you can put items you’re not sure about in a separate pile and decide later
- • Put a limit on how long you’ll keep something – *If I don’t use it in the next year, it goes out*
- • In an attempt to keep less *stuff* decide to keep something only if it fits into a particular tub or box, if it doesn’t all fit – throw the rest out
- • When it comes to storage forget cardboard boxes, opt for plastic storage boxes/tubs with lids. If you go shopping for boxes AFTER you start sorting out, you’ll have an idea how many boxes you’ll need to buy, and what sizes.
- • Now that your shed is sorted, and you have room! You must keep up the maintenance
- • Return everything to where you got it from after it’s been used – no excuses!
- • Use labels on boxes or draw outlines around tools to remind yourself where you got them from.
- • Every year go through your boxes again, you may find an *attachment* to something is no longer there and it can be thrown out, or you haven’t used an item in that year, chances are you won’t in the next year – so throw it out.
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