Cleaning out the Shed

I had a good amount of time after work today to rumble through a quick little project, which was cleaning out my shed. We have a rather large shed located on one side of our home. By very large, I mean it would make a good size bedroom, complete with it’s own bathroom. It’s a nice add-on to the house that was here when we purchased, so we didn’t have to do any work to it. The shed is pretty old, as evidenced by the bowing of the floors, and the makeshift structure that it’s laying on top of. The best part of it is that it has shelving all around, with some space to stand things up as well.

The shed was in need of a good cleaning, which it hadn’t properly received since, well, before we bought the place. There was still some old guttering from the previous owners that was left in there, along with a few years of junk that I had accumulated, and lazily shoved in there for a ‘rainy day’. Mainly this was a re-organization project, to go along with a full sweep and de-clutter. But there was some good stuff that was found in there.

  1. A ton of usable wood that will be good for patching, or building in the future. 2×4’s, plywood and particle board.
  2. Tools that I didn’t realize were still located in there (I thought they were lost), such as a few flathead and phillips screw drivers, hammers, and some awesome chisels. I even found wratchet set that we thought was long gone.
  3. Coolers that had been stuck behind all the particle board and plywood! I’m a big fan of coolers, or ice chests, and had a few small ones stuffed in a shelf where I simply couldn’t see them. Clearly you can see how big this shed really is!

The other stuff in the shed was typical stuff. Lawnmower, Hedge Trimmer, String Trimmer, Leaf Blower, you name it, it’s in there. BUT, not it’s organized, and there’s some thought given to where everything goes. No longer do I have to search for nails, screws, or small accessories, as those are all organized in bins. Tools are all where they are suppose to be, along with fishing equipment, painting supplies, sports equipment, and miscellaneous stuff even has it’s own space.

My camera isn’t cooperating at the moment, but when I get the pics downloaded and onto the computer, I’ll post some pics of what the shed looks like so you can see the behemoth that it is. One of my buddies actually told me that if a home inspector came over, they would tell me that the shed isn’t up to code, and would have to be torn down. I hope that doesn’t happen!!

Now that this project is complete, I finally have time to tackle all the overgrown bushes in the front and backyard which have been neglected since last fall. Those suckers, unfortunately, grow quickly. But dang, are they pretty when they bloom!

The shed is much bigger than the treehouse mentioned on this page, just to give you an idea of the sheer size of it. My father has had a few fits about the shed, but it’s not his, and I don’t want him touching the thing.

Be back soon to post pics here. Thanks for visiting kscd.org!