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Tips for decluttering the shed

With the arrival of spring, many people have added spring cleaning to the top of their to-do list – but what about the garden shed?

Decluttering the shed offers many benefits such as freeing up space for storage, making it easier to find items when you need them, and creating an organised workplace. 

Depending on when you last decided to dust the cobwebs and organise your tools, the thought of decluttering your shed can be overwhelming. To help make the process efficient and stress-free, we’ve put together a few key tips for decluttering the shed!

Create an inventory

The first step to decluttering your shed is to pull out all of your tools and belongings in a central place, such as the lawn. Once everything is visible, you can create an inventory of what you’ve been storing in your shed. 

Based on this inventory, create four separate categories;

  • Keep in the shed
  • Sell or donate
  • Store in an off-site space
  • Throw out

Give the shed a deep clean

Once all of the belongings are on the lawn, it’s time to put on your rubber gloves and give the shed a deep clean. Dust all surfaces, clean the floor and windows and remove any pests or rubbish. 

Group your belongings

Collect all similar belongings together so that they are easier to find when you next need them. For example, store all gardening equipment in the same corner of the shed, keeping the hosepipe, the rake and pruning shears together. 

Put belongings in a designated space

Make sure that each item has a specific place in the shed. If you need to add a little bit of extra storage space, then you can do that too. Add a few shelves to store jars of screws, and put some hooks on the wall to keep larger items safe. It’s important to return these items after each use.

Create a cleaning timetable

Just as you have a schedule to change the linen on your bed or sweep the floor of your home, it’s worth having a cleaning timetable for the shed. Whether you set aside time once a month, or once every three months, it makes a big difference to do regular light cleans of your shed. During this time, you can remove obvious unused items, check for any pests and dust the space. 

Is your shed too small to keep all of your garden and DIY belongings? At Storage World, we offer a safe and convenient extension of your home. Located in Manchester Central, Middleton and Hale & Wilmslow, our range of different size units are a great solution for keeping extra items, or making space for a workshop in your shed. 

Simply contact us online to find out more about our storage solutions!


Secure Storage Solutions

Clean, safe and secure storage solution at an affordable price, highly recommend this place, very close to the heart of manchester, easy access in and out. Big thanks to Tricia and her team for sorting out my storage needs, very knowledgeable, professional and more importantly friendly.
Highly recommended.

Marcus Wong

A Quick and Easy Process

Quick and easy to reserve and simple sign up process when I arrived. I had under estimated my load size and needed more space which the guys on site quickly arranged for me. Very helpful and friendly staff. A recommended company

Alex Jones

Same Day Move In

Fantastic experience. Needed storage quickly and the staff were on hand to help get everything sorted as fast as possible – was in the same day. They even helped to make sure I got the right size unit so I didn’t over pay – they could have sold me a far bigger one but wanted to make sure I got the best deal and was happy – that doesn’t happen very often! Well Done!

Ed Green-Moore

Extremely Helpful Staff

Extremely helpful staff, talked me through everything, gave me a tour of the facility, the sign up process was very straight forward, and most important excellent value for money.

John O'neill

Trolleys and Good Lighting

Great storage with lots of trolleys and good lighting. Lots of parking bays so it is easy to park close to the storage unit entrance. A friendly and helpful team (Anthony and Nick) that get back to you quickly by email or phone.

Tanya Grenade

100% Recommended

100% recommend Storage World. The storage lockers are well priced, secure and very clean. The facility is well set up to make loading and unloading very straight forward. Jeni on the desk was so increddibly helpful and went out of her way to make sure we were well set up and happy. Thanks very much to all at Storage World and particularly Jeni!

Tom Daubney

Business Self Storage

Can’t praise the guys enough, Tricia initially found me a unit over year ago and patiently kept me up to date on availability as I was unable to move my business as quickly as I’d hoped. All the staff are friendly and helpful. A safe and clean place to work.

Joanne Beswick