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6 Summer Shed Must-Haves

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6 Summer Shed Must-Haves

Summer is here! Make sure your shed is prepared to help you with every fun summer activity that comes up. Spend a little time this year getting your shed ready for the summer. Along with regular use and maintenance, ensure that your shed has all or some of these features so that you’re ready for every warm weather activity. 1. A Great Hose  Whether you’re watering your garden, your lawn, or setting up a sprinkler for the kids, you’ll need a quality hose. The summer is so short, don’t waste...

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How to Organize Your Shed in One Afternoon

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How to Organize Your Shed in One Afternoon

Whether a gardening workshop where you tend to exotic flowers or a simple storage space for all of your outdoor adventure gear, your shed can serve a number of purposes. But whatever your shed is to you, it’s important that it is clean and well organized.Here are a few tips to help you get your shed from messy and cluttered to tidy and sorted in just one afternoon.Start by Cleaning When your shed is overwhelming and messy, it’s important to start by simply cleaning and sorting. Pick a nice, warm...

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How to Organize Your Storage Shed

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How to Organize Your Storage Shed

Whether you’ve got a brand new shed just waiting to be put to use or your current shed looks like someone swung a weed whacker through it, we’ve got the tips you need to get your outdoor equipment in order.Here are a few key points to keep in mind when organizing your shed:Shelves, and drawers, and hooks – oh my!Just one look at Pinterest will tell you that there’s no shortage of organizational storage products out there. But before you go spending a fortune on shelving units and fancy hooks,...

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Why Every Serious Gardener Needs a Shed

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Why Every Serious Gardener Needs a Shed

You test the acidity of your soil to make sure it’s in perfect condition, carefully cultivate your compost heap, and strategically pinch off leaves to encourage growth in your prize plants. But do you have a place to safely store tools, soil, fertilizer, mulch, bulbs, and the plethora of other things you need to keep your enviable backyard in shape?If this question made your mind jump to an image of your meticulously curated garden supplies scattered among empty paint cans and rusty bikes in your garage, it may be time...

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A Fall Checklist For Your Yard

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A Fall Checklist For Your Yard

Fall can be a great season in New England. The leaves explode in a sea of reds and yellows, we get pumpkin everything, and what isn’t pumpkin-laced is stuffed full of fresh, orchard-picked apples. All in all, it’s easy to see why some of us love the crisp autumn months of September and October. Via Yankee Foliage. Others, however, dread the sight of the first splash of color among the trees – many of them homeowners who know that fall means winter is coming, and with the change in seasons...

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Buying A Shed: Big-Box Store or Small Retailer?

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Buying A Shed: Big-Box Store or Small Retailer?

There are plenty of good reasons to buy and install an outdoor shed on your property. There are just as many things to consider – from county and neighborhood restrictions, to choice of material, to preparing the area for installation, and more! This post will help you decide where to turn once you’ve decided to take the leap and add some storage space to your yard.There are a lot of retailers out there. They range from home improvement giants like The Home Depot, to companies that specialize in shed construction...

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If you Can’t Fit the Car in the Garage… you Really Need a Shed

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If you Can’t Fit the Car in the Garage… you Really Need a Shed

Maybe you (or “a friend”) have experienced this common problem: your car sits in the driveway and your garage door stays closed, so it can keep all of the various things you’ve packed away in there from tumbling out. Or, maybe you do manage to squeeze your car in, but your garage is such a mess of mismatched items that it would be impossible to know where anything else actually is.Well, there is no reason to let your car get buried in snow or covered with pollen – investing in...

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Keeping Clean: Tips for an Organized Storage Shed

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Keeping Clean: Tips for an Organized Storage Shed

The biggest component for keeping your shed clean is simply keeping it organized. It’s easy to keep throwing things in it, but that clutter is only going to make it harder when you need to find something. eHow has some helpful information for doing a deep clean of your shed, which involves taking EVERYTHING out, reassessing what you actually need, and then bringing things back in (but in an orderly fashion). As for some of the simplest ways to keep your storage shed tidy? Well: To start, don’t fill your...

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