How to Clean and Repair your Garden Shed


It is easy for sheds to become a dumping ground for all of your gardening equipment, as well as all of the bits and pieces that you pick up along the way and don’t know what to do with. We have put together an easy guide to help you get your shed looking spic and span, and ensuring that it is secure.


  1. Start by removing everything and moving it outside. Wipe everything down, removing cobwebs and dust that has gathered over time. Check over the floor for any structural damage like rot. Remember to throw away anything that is broken or you don’t use anymore!

  3. You will be able to store all of your tools far more easily if you invest in some shelving units. They will help to keep boxes, packets, bottles, pots and trays out of the way and neat. Make sure that you check the units you build or purchase will fit through your shed door.

  5. Assemble your units and tidy everything away. Fit a tool rack to the wall where you can hang or clip tools to ensure that they are kept safely. This reduces the risk of injury next time you are rooting around for your favourite hammer!

  7. It is a good idea to set up a mouse trap or bait box in your shed to ensure that no vermin decide it is a good idea to set up home in your shed. No one wants a mouse infestation in their lovely clean shed.

  9. Use security marker kits to label lawn mowers, tools and power tools with your house number and postcode. This will help to identify them in case of theft.

  11. Finally, it is important to ensure that you have a strong lock on your shed to prevent thieves from helping themselves to your property.