Decluttering the Garden Shed

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated May 25, 2017)

Have you ever noticed how similar a garden shed can be to your garage? They are both locations that are perfect for storing things, and as such they can easily become a cluttered mess. Decluttering the garden shed is a project that, while not that difficult, needs to be done if you want to get the most out of your available storage space. If you have a garden shed that is in need of getting straightened; out set aside a little time this weekend and simply follow these guidelines.

  • What is the purpose? As you begin decluttering the garden shed, take time to think about what the purpose of the shed is going to be. Will you be doing a lot of vegetable gardening, or are you more interested in doing landscaping work? The purpose you envision will effect how you organize your shed, and what you keep in your shed.
  • Get the right tools. Make sure that you have the right tools to begin organizing and decluttering your garden shed. These are tools that you can use to help organize your shed, rather than tools you use to do gardening work. Some of the tools that you may want to use are things like peg boards, nails, hooks, trashcans, and sand. These tools will allow you to hang up the gardening tools, store them, and keep them clean.
  • Clean out everything. Take out all of the tools and other items that you have in the shed. This will give you a clean slate to work with. Once you have the shed completely cleaned of all tools, items, and materials begin to clean the shed as well. Get rid of any dirt, dust, spider webs, and trash that you find. This is often the most time consuming aspect of decluttering the garden shed.
  • Keep and discard. Create two piles for your garden shed items. The piles will be of items that you want to keep, and those that you need to get rid of. Into the keep pile place every item which can be of use to you, while in the discard pile you place any thing that is broken, unusable, or simply trash.
  • Restock your shed. Begin placing your items back into your garden shed, and begin using the organizing tools that you have. Use a peg board to hang smaller tools, and a garbage can filled with sand for the larger tools. Create distinct areas for each aspect of the gardening that you do, or for each tool type.

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Lee Wyatt

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