A backyard shed is a wonderful thing to have. It’s a cute addition to any garden and it is very practical, as it is a cheap and effective storage space. However, many of us have the bad habit of shoving everything we don’t know what to do with in the shed. So, alongside things like gardening tools, there are also old clothes, broken equipment, boxes with toys, and so on. While we truly understand the appeal of leaving everything in the shed and forgetting about it, there are better ways to use the space. Not only that but some items simply shouldn’t be stored in there as they can be damaged. If your shed is overflowing with junk, it may be time to clean it. Today, we will help you with the process and make it easier by showing you how to declutter your shed from items you don’t need.
Many of us have the bad habit of shoving everything we don’t know what to do with in the shed
How To Declutter Your Shed
Decluttering your shed can seem like an overwhelming task, that is why it is important to do it in small chunks. There is no need to clear up everything in just one day. If you do try to do that it’s more likely than not that you will lose motivation and leave the shed as it is. That’s why we recommend doing the process over the span of a couple of days. We will help you out by listing off some items that are no-brainers when it comes to whether they should be tossed out or not. After you get rid of them, you can move onto the other items.
Decluttering your shed can seem like an overwhelming task
#Remove the chemicals
The shed is exposed to extreme temperature changes and different moisture levels. This means it is an unsuitable storage place for chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and other gardening chemicals. If you have any chemicals that have been sitting outside in the shed for a long time it is best to toss them out as they have most likely degraded and aren’t usable anymore.
The shed is exposed to extreme temperature changes and different moisture levels
#Get rid of old paint
One thing that is usually universally stored in sheds and garages all around the globe is old paint. In general, leaving leftover paint from a renovation project for too long can damage the quality of the product. So, it’s basically useless. The color will not be the same if you want to do a touch up as the chemicals will break down over time. You can store the paint in a cool and dry space for the best results, but that is not the shed. So, if you have a collection of old opened and unused tin cans, it’s time to toss them out.
Leaving leftover paint from a renovation project for too long can damage the quality of the product
#Discard anything broken
This is one of the easiest ways to reduce the clutter in your shed. There is no point in keeping items that are broken in some way, unusable, rusted or beyond saving. Discard old garden tools, piles of old papers, broken electronics, unused bikes and so on. While some things may have sentimental value it is important to try to rationalize things. Most likely until you saw the thing in the shed, you hadn’t even remembered it existed.
There is no point in keeping items that are broken, unusable, rusted or beyond saving
#Remove old project materials
We, too, love a good DIY project. However, if you like to do a lot of homemade projects, you probably have a lot of leftover unused materials. While you may have stored them with the idea that you will use them for the next project, that probably won’t happen. So, if you’ve stored a bunch of unusable pieces of different materials in the shed it’s time to go through them and remove what you won’t use and what cannot be used anymore. Be realistic when sorting.
Give away materials that still can be used to friends, family, neighbors, or someone who needs them
#Get rid of unused electronics
The shed seems like the perfect place to store all those old, unused, or broken appliances and electronics. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. These items don’t do well in the shed, as it is inclined to extreme temperature and moisture changes. This can damage the items making them not only a fire hazard but also useless. So, remove working appliances and electronics and move them into a space with a regulated temperature and throw away any item that is broken, unusable, or you know you will simply never use again. Donate anything that is still valuable, just not to you.
Remove working appliances and electronics from the shed as they can get damaged
So, now you know how to declutter your shed easily by getting rid of all of these useless items. We hope you found this article informational. Now you will have plenty of space in your shed to store things that really need a place.
Now you know how to declutter your shed easily by getting rid of all of these useless items