How to Clean a Garden Shed

The garden shed is perhaps one of the most neglected areas. It doesn't get cleaned regularly and quickly becomes a dusty dumping ground for eyesores you want out of the house. But that shouldn't be the case. If you love working in your garden, a clean and well-maintained shed can make life easier.


Ready to give it some TLC? Check out this article from BetterCleans, about some of the best expert cleaning tips for your garden shed.

1. Declutter

The garden shed is often the number one destination for everything you no longer want to keep inside the house but still consider valuable to donate or dump, including anything from old appliances and bottles, along with gardening tools and whatnots. So first, take everything out of your garden shed. Then, sort each item that should be donated, recycled, or thrown away.

2. Dust and Sweep

Clean the inside of your garden shed by sweeping dust, dirt, grass clippings, or dried leaves on the floor with a broom. You can also use it to get rid of hard-to-reach cobwebs on the ceiling or corners of your shed. Next, wipe the surfaces with a microfiber cloth and mop the floors.

3. Power Wash

If you're not a fan of scrubbing, the power washer is your best friend. Save time and energy by using a power washer to clean the exterior of your garden shed. Focus on the stubborn, caked-up dirt and stains on the sidings, doors, and roof. Minimize the pressure so you don't damage paint or make a hole in your shed.

4. Vinegar and Water Solution

Mix one part vinegar and three parts water solution in a spray bottle. You can also add a bit of baking soda for good measure. Vinegar is a universal cleaner that you can use in spot-treating stains and getting rid of mold and mildew accumulated on your shed's surfaces over time. Spray on the affected area and let it sit for at least five minutes before scrubbing.

If your garden shed is located under a mature tree, chances are you can spot sticky blobs of sap on the roof or sidings. The water and vinegar solution can also be an effective remedy for cleaning tree sap. Let it soak in the sap and wipe or scrub afterward.

5. Organize

Now that you're done decluttering and deep cleaning your shed. It's time to put everything back inside. Keep everyday tools you regularly use where you can easily see and reach them. Invest in hooks, pegboards, or shelves for storage and organizing.

About the Author Laura Bennett

Hello, I’m Laura Bennett. I love nature especially when it comes to flowers and different kinds of plants. I started a very small garden behind my house and I named it Humid Garden. So, I created this blog to provide aspiring and inspiring thoughts about gardening for gardeners and anyone who has the intention of keeping a garden.

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