A portable storage shed is a great place to store items large and small. It provides the extra space for smaller things that could be cluttering up a home, but what about the larger items taking up space in a garage, on a deck or creating an eyesore on the front lawn?
An indoor setting provides the ultimate protection for all of your items. Here are five things that can be stored in a portable shed that will help your interior space crunch and extend the life of important property.
1) Land Vehicles
Whether you prefer two or four wheels, vehicles such as cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles and ATVs are a ton of fun. But they also take up a ton of space in a garage.
An interior parking spot protects any vehicle from deterioration due to the elements including sun, wind, sap, pollen and other weather that could distort a paint job. A safe, closed shed will also keep your vehicle from becoming home to critters of all shapes and sizes.
Think about storing accessories, such as gasoline, fluids, oil, helmets and air pumps in labeled containers nearby in case something needs a tune up before you hit the open road. A tarp to cover vehicles when they are not in use is also a good idea. Then whenever you need one, they are easily accessible and ready to go.
2) Water Vehicles
If you are more of a water lover, your boat or Jet Ski would be at home inside a portable unit. In the midst of hot summer days, there is nothing better than enjoying a day on the lake with family and friends. Storing your aquatic vehicle inside a building protects it from wear and tear including rain, sun exposure and damage from extreme temperatures.
A trailer to move the boat and other water recreational items such as skis, floats and life jackets could be stored neatly for a quick turnaround from sitting at home to enjoying the water.
3) Lawnmowers and Yard Equipment
Weekends in the spring and summer are often spent beautifying your lawn. Bigger items including lawnmowers and wheelbarrows need to be in tip-top shape and ready at a moment’s notice. Storing these items inside a portable building allows the lucky mower to grab it and get to work in one seamless motion.
Make sure to have fuel, garbage bags and other lawn tools stored nearby. It’s important to fill the fuel tank of a cool engine outdoors before starting. Mowing in the morning and evenings and staying hydrated with lots of water are especially important during the summer months.
With your lawn looking its best, you could add some flowers, grow an herb garden and other smaller touches to have your neighbors feeling jealous.
4) Construction Materials
Everyone has at least one home improvement project that they are in the middle of or haven’t had time to complete yet. Store items you need but can’t leave outside in the elements, such as brick, lumber, tile, ladders and other building materials, inside a portable shed.
Power and hand tools can be organized on a peg board and paint can be labeled and put into clear containers for storage. Everything you need to close the book on every project is within your fingertips.
5) Pools and Hot Tubs
Summer time brings the need to cool off and one of the best ways to keep cool is with an above groundswimming pool. Storing the pool inside keeps it close to the yard, so just pull it out, fill it up, get out pool toys for the kids and enjoy. Keep necessary items for regular upkeep such as chemicals, hoses, pumps and nets in labeled containers.
A personal warehouse is also the perfect place to keep your hot tub until cold weather returns. Make sure to drain the tub, vacuum the inside, leave the drain caps off and cover the hot tub with a secure tarp. You can also make your hot tub a cool tub by reducing the temperature to less than 85 degrees and running the spa with the cover open and the air jets on.
A new building gives you ample storage space for those sizable things and helps free up valuable room within a home or garage. Learn more about the options that Cook sheds can provide you and your family.
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