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Do I Need a Permit to Build a Shed?

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Do I Need a Permit to Build a Shed?

A high-quality shed makes a great addition to any home—not only will it look awesome in your yard, but it’s the perfect spot to store your summer grilling supplies, fall landscaping tools, winter snow gear, and more. However, before you start construction, it’s essential to figure out if you need a permit to build a shed and, if so, to obtain the proper documents. Read on to educate yourself on the factors that dictate whether a shed requires a building permit. Permits on a Town-By-Town Basis The most important thing...

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Where Should My Shed Go?

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Where Should My Shed Go?

Investing in a new shed can be a great idea. Sheds give your home extra storage, functionality and can look great in your yard. But for use and style, it’s important that you place your new shed in the optimal location. Follow these tips so that you’ll know where to put your new shed so that it works for your yard. Think About Function First Are you planning to build a garden shed? Are your using it for a ride on mower? Are you storing snowmobiles or other tools? Place...

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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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Fall Back on Your Shed

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Fall Back on Your Shed

Now that we’ve fallen back, our days are getting shorter – resulting in the need to make sure we’re maximizing our daylight hours. As the leaves start really falling, it’s important to stay on top of yard cleanup and prepare for the colder days.Head to your shed and pull out your rakes and leaf blowers to clean up all of the fallen leaves on the ground. While you’re out there raking, take the opportunity to assess the grass and make sure your shed is stocked with the fertilizer and weed...

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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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