6 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Garage and Shed 

6 tips for spring cleaning your shed or garage 

  1. Start from scratch 

When it comes to cleaning, it is often best to start completely from scratch. By removing everything from the area, you give yourself a fresh slate to organise your belongings. You will also be more likely to come across items you’re able to get rid of, which will leave you with more space.

  1. Don’t be afraid of a deep clean 

Once everything has been removed, the best place to start is by giving your garage or shed a thorough clean. This is a great time to proactively get on top of pest control and any damage such as rot or weathering. 

  1. Create designated zones for your belongings 

Once you have emptied your shed, one way to reorganise its contents is by creating zones. You can do this in an open space by splitting your items into categories. These “zones” can be organised by seasonality or frequency of use to ensure ease of access and will give you a clear idea of what will need to go where. 

  1. Be strict about what stays 

Once you have created your zones, take a look at their contents and ask yourself when was the last time you used each item, and are you likely to use them in the future? If the answer is no, maybe it’s time to get rid of it.  This will make space for the items you do use and will stop you from hanging on to things you no longer need. 

  1. Get creative with your storage space 

Once you have thrown away the contents you no longer need, it is likely that you will still be left with a large number of items that will need to fit back into your shed. 

One way of effectively managing this is by getting creative with your storage, ways of doing this include; building shelving and utilising old cupboards or draws to gather smaller items such as tools and nails. There are hundreds of organisation videos out there to take inspiration from.

  1. Order is key 

Once you have implemented your storage solutions, ensure to organise items by how often you use them. This will save you time when locating frequently used items. Searching for items when they are not easy to find is often one of the most common causes of clutter.