Garden sheds are a great alternative to garage storage for all of your lawn equipment and supplies. You will be get ready your garden shed for winter and other seasons with some regular maintenance. Regularly cleaning and sweeping your shed is a basic task to maintain cleanliness and order by removing each item, cleaning them separately and then sweeping and dusting the inside of your shed before putting the items back. Another idea is to caulk any holes or cracks in your shed or using a waterproof stain on wooden floors. Setting up traps to deter pests a few times a year also helps keep any unwanted critters from making a home on the inside of your shed. Finally, maintaining the outside of your shed by removing debris, weeds and grass from the peripheral of your building will increase longevity since these items can damage the lower half of your shed over time.
- To prepare your garden shed for the winter months, empty it of everything and give it a thorough sweeping.
- Be sure to wash and dry all of your wheelbarrows, pots, pans, and tools before storing them for the winter.
- Declutter your shed by getting rid of any items that are broken or that you no longer use.
“Wash and rinse pots, wheelbarrow, shovels and other gardening tools and implements. Use a wire brush to get rid of stubborn soil stuck to the surface. Let the tools, air dry.”