Garden sheds can add value to your home by offering additional storage options. They can help de-clutter your yard because all those random items can now be stashed in the shed. You need to be careful though. Don’t just take the outdoor mess and move it inside. You should have a curated system for what goes where so that your shed stays neat.
It may not seem particularly important to have a well-organised shed, but it can prevent the spread of diseases and infection. A messy shed can also become a hiding place for pests and rodents. Plus, if you don’t have a system, your kids and pets can get hurt in the shed too. It doesn’t take much to keep the shed well laid out. Here are a few suggestions.
Clean before you stash
The bulk of items in your shed will be tools. You may also put abandoned property in there. If you’re clearing the yard and find old gumboots, forgotten toys, or broken bits of furniture, your instinctive reaction is to put them in the shed and sort them out later. Unfortunately, ‘later’ never arrives and within a few weeks, your garden shed is inaccessible.
When you’re looking to maintain small garden sheds in Gosford or surrounds, landscapers advise you to install a tap and wash-basin just outside the shed. Before anything goes into the shed, whether it’s a watering can or a dog’s squeaky toy, it has to be washed and dried. This prevents mud and dirt from tracking into the shed where it can breed germs and pests.
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Get the right shelves
Don’t carry anything into the shed unless you know where it goes. Does this sound strange? It’s more of a mindset than anything else. Line the walls of your shed with shelves and storage bins. You can install hanging racks along the walls and behind the floor. Acquire jars with air-tight lids. Get familiar with your storage options.
Now, before anything enters the shed, you have to picture which part of the room it will sit in. Will it hang on a hook by the window, sit on the cupboard next to the sink, or be folded and stacked in a Rubbermaid box? This kind of thinking has two functions. Every item will have a designated space, making it easier to find when you need it.
Keep it clean and neat
If an item lacks a proper place, it stays out of the shed. This way, there’ll be no random items lying on floors or tables and making a mess of everything. Now that you know where all your jars and boxes make a cleaning plan. Every week or so, go through the shed, dusting hidden corners, wiping down surfaces, and removing cobwebs.
Clutter isn’t just about messy piles of stuff. If a room is dirty and dusty, it will look cluttered even if it’s well arranged. Aerate your shed every two or three days. Open all the windows and doors, or turn on the fan so that the room smells clean and fresh. Look for darkened corners and place a lamp there for enhanced visibility.