Our homes tend to accumulate clutter over the years, and if you have been living in your home for a long time, you may not even know the actual amount of clutter you have in your abode. The truth is that we love buying things for our home, be it the latest kitchen gadget or appliance, sports equipment, tools, décor, furniture, and so on. But if you no longer need an item, it’s easy to just keep or store it somewhere and be done with it as well. We even forget that we had the item in the first place. And where do we store it? As likely as not, we store it either in our garage or our garden shed. If you have a garden shed and you’re worried that it is filled to the brim with rubbish, it’s probably time to clear and clean it out. Here, then, is your essential guide to cleaning and clearing out your cluttered garden shed.

The first step: sort through it

It may be an unpleasant task, but somebody has to do it (most likely you). To make your task easier, you should first take out everything from the shed and place it all in your garden. This way, you can see what you actually have, making it easier for you to decide what to do with each and every item. Next, begin sorting through your things. It would be best if you separate things into three groups: one to keep, one to place in the bin, and one to donate or give away. The process of sorting could take the whole day, depending on the size of your shed and the items within it, so make sure you have the time to do it. Your goal is to bin or give away as many items as you can, so think carefully as you sort. Ask yourself why you need the item, and if you haven’t used it in a year or more, this could be a clear sign to do away with it.

After separating the items into each group, focus on the things you would like to keep. Clean your ‘keep’ items and make sure to remove any accumulated dirt, dust, or grime. Once the items are clean, separate them into categories as well, such as Christmas décor, gardening tools, sports equipment, tools, and so on.

The second step: clean it out

The next step is for you to clean your shed. Pay attention to both the inside and outside of your shed, as confirmed by house clearance Tewkesbury specialists like Clear & Clean House Clearance. On the inside, make sure to hoover or sweep the floor and brush or dust any cobwebs. Don’t neglect the ceiling; this is where cobwebs frequently form, and it is often forgotten as well. Then wipe down the shed’s walls and windows with a dry piece of cloth. When this is done, you may want to mop the floor to get rid of marks and stains.

On the outside, make use of a pressure washer (if you have one), so you can easily blast mud, grime, or moss off the shed’s exterior. If you don’t have a pressure washer, a simple hose will do. Don’t forget to wipe the door as well; use a damp cloth for this.

While you are cleaning the shed, you may also want to check for signs of damage to the structure, such as rotting wood or mould. If you see any sign of such damage, contact a specialist so they can deal with it. Good luck!

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