About Storage Shed Clean OutThe real trouble with storage shed cleanout is that it’s dirty and disorganized. Unless you’re the type of person to have a place for everything and put everything in its place. But, if you’re like the average person, it’s quite likely there is no rhyme or reason. It’s just stuff stuffed into a storage space.
With so many of us working in the garden every day the storage shed where we keep our supplies has gotten, shall we say a little “cluttered”. OK it’s a mess, but what better opportunity to show what a little planning and elbow grease can accomplish. —Home DepotIf the shed itself needs disposal, then you’ll need to dismantle it. But, that’s a lot more work. However, you can always call a junk removal service to dismantle it and haul it away. Or, you can sell it, if it’s in good condition. But, if you just need space, you’ll need to get organized.
Top Antioch Shed Clean Out HacksYour first order of business with a shed clean out is to know what you’re dealing with. (This is particularly true if you haven’t been in the space for some time.) Here are the top shed cleanout tips you can use:
- Dedicate a weekend. In most instances, you’ll need the bulk of a whole weekend to get the storage shed cleanout done right. Be sure to check the weather forecast to choose a weekend that’s supposed to be rain, sleet, and snow free. Inclement weather will only slow you down and besides, it’s not fun or even safe, to work in.
- Knock on the door and walls. Sheds makes for a great escape from the weather and predators. So, don’t just throw open the doors and walk inside. Instead, knock and bang on the door and the walls as an alert. Then, proceed slowly inside.
- Clear everything out. You’ll have to clear the entire shed out down to the last item. Leave nothing inside and when pulling things out, put like items together to make organizing and purging a bit more simple.
- Hose it down and scrub all surfaces. Backyard shed maintenance isn’t something most homeowners keep up with. If you have the shed wired for electricity, be sure to turn it off at the breaker and don’t wet any outlets, switches, or wiring. Hose the inside down, and, use a degreasing cleaner for best results. Be sure to scrub all surfaces and then let it dry out overnight.
- Organize what’s staying and junk the rest. After it’s dry, you can then get everything organized. Then, separate out what you’re keeping from what you’re junking. Carefully arrange what you’re storing inside the shed, putting the most important up-front.