Storage Shed Clean Out Tips

storage shed clean outYou’ve put that storage shed clean out off long enough. Now, it’s time to get down to business and reclaim that space. Day after day, week after week, month after month, that storage shed sits virtually untouched. Perhaps you open it up every blue moon to retrieve this or that. But it’s time to make actual use of the space. This is also a good time to assess its condition. It just might be time for a shed removal take-down.

Storage Shed Clean Out Tips

Depending on the condition, you might consider just junking it outright. But, if it just needs a little TLC, then you can do many different things. Of course, cleaning it out and neatly organizing what’s stored is one option. Another is to empty it out and sell it. Take the money and put it towards a new storage shed. Or, you might even consider doing a total storage shed conversion, transforming it into a more useable 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 Depot

If it’s on an income property you own, you could also use it to store maintenance supplies, tools, and materials. If this is part of a foreclosure clean out, then it’s best not to do the work on your own. But, if you are bold enough, you can do the whole foreclosure clean out yourself. Whatever the case, you need to proceed with a bit of caution, particularly if you’ve not opened up in some time. Here are some helpful storage shed clean out tips you can use:

  • Knock and bang on the doors. If you haven’t gone into the shed in a long time, there might be a surprise or two (or more) waiting. Animals, pests, reptiles, and others find storage sheds appealing because it provides a safe refuge. So, take a few moments to knock and bang on the doors and walls, then listen for an activity. Open the doors slowly and wait a few minutes before entering.
  • Remove everything from the shed. Now, it’s time to start emptying the shed. But do this slowly and carefully. Unless you regularly go into the shed, you don’t know exactly what’s inside. You might accidentally carry out a box with creepy-crawlies or other critters. Empty the shed down to the last item and organize things into stuff to keep, items to toss out, and stuff to give away.
  • Hose down the inside and clean it up. Once the shed is empty, you can then clean it up. Use a garden hose with a spray nozzle, soap, and a scrub brush. Then, rinse it out and allow ample time to dry before you start putting things back inside.
  • Sort everything you’re keeping in the shed. After it’s cleaned and dried, you can then store items neatly, organizing them into like groups. Or, you can also start a shed conversion, if that’s your goal.

When you need a shed clean out or shed removal done, phone 800-433-1094 or visit Haul Junk Away. We’ll come out and get it done for you so you don’t have to break your back.

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