Planning for a Spring Clean? Make Sure You Include Your Shed!February 18, 2019
Last modified: February 18, 2019There's nothing wrong about using your shed as a storage area, but investing a little time to spring clean your shed is a must, and here's how to do it.
Spring is in the air – and that means it’s time for new beginnings! For a lot of people, this season is the perfect time to declutter. Yet many are urged not to forget to include the contents of their garden shed.
Usually, sheds are the first place that comes in mind when taking out things that you no longer want inside the house. There’s nothing wrong about using your shed as a storage area. However, investing a little time to organise your shed is also highly beneficial.
Come to think of it, when was the last time you walked into your shed and thought about sorting things out? It can be difficult to start, especially if you’re looking at a total mess. In fact, the most tricky part of trying to clean your shed trying to find time to do it.
It could take you all day, depending on the state of your shed. However, if you succeed, you wouldn’t have to do it again for a couple of years.
Aside from that, you might also realise that you still have a lot of space to create a quiet little hideaway from your household. Consider this task as creating an extra room in your house. Soon you’ll be excited with how it all turns out.
Plus, it will create a less stressful life for you and will make your shed’s interior more pleasing to the eyes! Here are some tips on cleaning your shed this spring:
Take your time
Let’s keep it real, sorting out a shed isn’t likely to be a quick project. Decluttering your shed thoroughly will surely take a lot of time and effort, but the results will save you a lot of time in the long-run.
Once everything is organised, you won’t need to rummage through piles of stuff just to find the one thing you need. Just imagine being able to walk up to your garden shed and get straight to what you want.
Don’t worry about getting stuck in
First things first – get everything out of the shed. This reveals the stuff that has been stuck on those cobwebby corners for a long time. That bike that your child no longer uses, or the rusty lawnmower blades, you’ll never know if you don’t sort things out. Chances are there will be a lot of things that will end up in the bin or to the tip.
Let it go
Disposing of some things can be difficult, especially if they have sentimental value. But if you haven’t been able to use it over the years, then you won’t probably be using it again. However, if you think some are still in usable condition and don’t deserve to be thrown out yet, you can consider selling them on an auction site or donating them to charity instead.
Stock up storage boxes, shelves and hooks
Keeping everything organised is the key to successful decluttering. Gather all the similar things and place them in one container to save valuable time when looking for something. Storage boxes are an excellent way to do this. On the other hand, installing shelves and hooks on the wall can free up floor space and make your shed appear larger than usual.
The outside of the shed is important too
A neat shed should be reflected both on the inside and outside. Once you finish decluttering the inside, don’t forget to fix its outer appearance.
Spring is a great time to paint your shed or give it a varnish. So make use of this time to transform the looks of your shed and make it an attractive part of your garden. You can also invest in a trellis or hanging baskets. This is as they could add some colour and interest to your outdoor space.