Have you used your garage and shed to dump unwanted clutter? Now spring has arrived, it’s time to Marie Kondo your storage. Get ready for the warmer weather with our simple organisation tips for your garage and shed.
The first step to organising should always be committing to a de-clutter. Make two piles on the lawn of things to keep and things to throw away. Letting go of items that are old or you don’t use is the best way to free up space. If there’s anything in good condition, donate to a charity shop or pop it online to sell for some extra pennies.
Once the shed or garage is empty, you can clean the space. For the floor, a stiff bristle brush is perfect as it can grab stones, dried mud and other hard debris. Finish off by vacuuming the remaining dust. Putting down rubber runner mats is a great way to make cleaning outhouse floors easy. Simply whip them out for a quick vacuum when needed.
Sort out shelving
Spruce up rusted metal or weathered wooden shelves by sanding them down. Then, to make your clean last longer, touch them up with a fresh coat of rust-resistant paint or wood varnish.
The key to organising your shed is shelving. Utilise all types such as wall, ceiling or free-standing shelves to make the most of the space. You can also put hooks on the wall for quick access to garden hand tools. For larger tools, a wall-hanging tool rack will help free up some floor space. If you need help putting up wall-mounted hooks and shelving, hire a handyman in London, The Handy Squad.
To organise smaller bits, you can utilise plenty of garden items. Old paint pots, buckets or plant pots can all be used as storage. Pop anything from paintbrushes, shears or bulbs inside.
Make rummaging through your shed a breeze by sorting everything by groups. Have dedicated spaces for painting, gardening and DIY tools. Always make sure to store sharp and harmful tools out of children’s reach.
Next, organise by how frequently you use items. Stuff you use regularly like a bike or lawnmower need to be accessible, at the front. Keep anything you hardly use towards the back. You can conveniently grab what you need, without making a mess.
Now the organising is done, why not finish the job by revamping the exterior. A lick of paint or some outdoor lighting will make your shed feel like a whole new place. The Handy Squad can help you out with all your decorating needs.
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