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Storing Winter Items in Your Shed

Mar 31, 2017 2:17:20 PM / by Cook Portable Warehouses

As temperatures rise and you begin planning those spring/summer activities, it’s time to get a little organized.

The great thing is that a Cook shed makes this process so much easier!  Cook sheds are available in many different styles that will fit your needs.  You can even split up your space, the Lofted Barn being a great option if you’re needing room for storage but also for large equipment.

So, as a part of your spring cleaning routine, put away those winter items until you need them again.  You want to make sure you put these items away in a secure spot, away from bugs and the elements. Use your Cook portable building to help you declutter the garage and your closets so you have room for seasonal clothes, recreational items and equipment.  

If you’re still searching for a reliable shed, then take a tour of one of Cook’s buildings! The Lofted Barn gives you maximum storage space for the smaller square footage. The Handyman offers two spaces for you to enjoy your hobby but also store extra belongings.  

Storing Winter Items in Your Shed

Here are some tips for how to properly store winter items in your shed.

-Store Clothes: Get plastic tubs to store your winter clothes so you have space in your closet for your other seasonal wear.  Before storing, you should always thoroughly clean the tub and your clothes, ensuring no moisture is left.  If your shed is not climate controlled, you may need to store your clothes in another area. Read here for more tips.  

-Store Equipment: You shouldn’t need that extra winter equipment, like snow shovels, ice melt, and sleds. When you organize your shed, move your summer supplies closer to the front of your shed and store your winter items in the back.  If you have chemicals like ice melt, be sure to keep these properly sealed and out of reach of children.

If you have a generator, you may not think you’ll need it during the summer, but you never know when electricity may go out.  It’s always a good idea to keep this properly maintained and test it regularly.  Though you may store your generator in a shed when it’s not in use, remember, never use a generator inside an enclosed space. Remember these safety tips!

-Store Decorations: Your holiday decorations may have been put away long ago, but you may still have other winter themed decor around your home. This includes things like wreaths, doormats, figurines etc. Wipe these down and store them in sealed containers.  

Decluttering and organizing is a step towards being ready for all the fun the warmer weather can bring! For more tips on preparing your shed for spring, read this!

And if you’re wanting to make your shed into something a little special, not just a storage space, download our free guide to creating a She Shed!

Guide to Creating Your Dream She Shed

Topics: Spring Organization

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