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Build a storage shed plans declutter your home and garage

Updated on February 12, 2015

Clutter making your life miserable

How many times have you driven home in the rain or winter snowstorm after a hard day at work, wishing you could park the car in the family home’s attached garage? Only to find the once believed to be adequately sized, two-car garage stuffed to the rafters with all types of clutter.

The kid’s bicycles, garden tools including the smelly riding lawn mower. The wife’s yard sale stuff, kid’s outgrown toys, and things you’re not even sure of where they came from. Have taken on a life of their own making the garage a maze of clutter you’re at your wits end as to how best to deal with.

As you set in the driveway, waiting for the rain to let up so you can go into the house and relax. You tell yourself, it’s about time I do something about the clutter filling the garage. When you suddenly realize building your own custom storage shed, is the best solution to your clutter causing storage problems.

Continue reading this article as we discuss shed plans and designs that will help you build the shed that will put an end to all your storage problems once and for all.

Get rid of all the clutter around your home and garage

Storage shed plans holds the keys to decluttering your house and garage. Whether you build a shed, or simply buy a shed. A storage shed will add value to your home, provide storage solutions for all your stuff and put an end to your clutter nightmares for the last time.

You can build a shed simply and save money at the same time. Now I do not know about you, but for my wife and me, we need to save every dollar we can. Just as important, the wife, kids and I enjoy completing diy projects ourselves. Having fun and learning along the way adds to our sense of self-reliance and feeling of accomplishment.

A set of shed plans, helps to understand the building processes. Starting with getting the building site ready for the foundation, to completing the roof and every step in between, the step-by-step instructions included with the plans make building fun and rewarding.

Build a shed and solve your storage problems

Waiting for the rain to stop as you sit in your driveway, your thoughts are preoccupied with the more obvious storage solution problems you need to address. The kid’s bicycles and helmets block the doorway leading into the house contributing to your safety concerns. Baseballs, bats, gloves, soccer balls and other to numerous to mention items are rolling around creating an obstacle coarse. Which your father-in-law keeps reminding you, is an accident just waiting to happen.

There is the lawn mower and weed eater smelling like a combination of gasoline and rotting grass. Oh yeah, it gets worse, you have weed killers, insecticides, plant foods and all the other gardening supplies including their smells and safety concerns filling your limited storage shelf space.

Then a bright flash of lightening strikes almost causes you to soil yourself. The thunder roars, reminding you of your mother-in-law constantly bitching about the hideous smells emanating from the garage, stinking-up the house adding to the embarrassment. Meanwhile, the rain is coming down by the bucket-full, with no indication of letting up anytime soon.

Great, you suddenly remember, it is your turn to fix dinner and have it ready when the kids and your spouse get home from work and school. Tonight your oldest has scouts while at the same time, your middle child has soccer practice. Because of the rain, soccer practice will be at the middle school gym on the other side of town.

Use the best material and hardware to build a shed

Understanding the building process makes selecting the best environmentally responsible materials less of a guessing game. Knowing where and why to use stainless steel hardware, western red cedar lumber, or pressure treated lumber will save big dollars in the long run.

In short using the right materials and hardware items in the right places is extremely important information to know to build a shed that will withstand the tests of time.

Use proper building material

Who knew, western red cedar holds up better to the damaging effects of the rain and snow than the cheaper priced, white pine lumber.

Stainless steel fasteners work better and hold up better when using cedar wood than regular or galvanized steel nails and screws, they actually do.

At more than twice, the cost of standard building materials, stainless steel fasteners and cedar wood are the premium materials that not every budget can afford.

There are different types of treated lumber

DIY type homeowners planning on building their own shed need to understand. Not all treated lumber is rated for ground contact. However using the proper treated boards is the best option for the budget minded.

Only using these types of building materials where necessary will save you a lot of money, and have less of an impact on the environment. Get a set of storage-shed plans for a complete set of step-by-step instructions on where to use treated lumber.

Shed building kit

You can buy a built to order shed. All the lumberyards, home improvement centers, lawn, and garden centers have sheds for sale that they will deliver to your home and set-up for you.

Keep in mind, the delivery truck will need access to your yard where you want the shed put. That means a big truck driving across your lawn. Big trucks leave ruts and other damages you cannot see, that you will be in charge of repairing, not the delivery person.

Lawn and sprinkler repairs, mending the fence and dealing with the neighbors adds to the expense and frustrations so, hope for the best and plan for the rest.

Lastly, there is the shed kit option. The cheapest and most definitely the last option you should consider, when looking for a shed that compliments your yard and landscaping design. Made of plastic or metal sheeting their design and color options are limited at best.

You should forget trying to paint these shed kits to match your house and garage, unless that is something, you want to repeat year after year to keep them looking good.

Of course, you can always hide them behind a hedge or something. Just remember they are made of the cheapest materials, the doors are a pain to get working smoothly, and you do get what you pay for.

Before you make your storage solution decision, do you a favor and ask yourself this question, what is your stuff worth?


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    • lucille12 profile image


      3 years ago

      If you are tired of the clutter and lack of available space in the garage then it is time for you to have a highly organized system of storage that you can actually use.

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      6 years ago

      hello trevor it took me ages to find it i think this is the link

      and details,give them a call , mention martin netsims recommened you

    • Teddletonmr profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Teddleton 

      8 years ago from Midwest USA

      Kyriana using Storage Shed Plans build a storage shed and Declutter Your Home and Garage is a great fall project. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

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      8 years ago from Midwest US

      Great hub, for some reason there is never enough storage, I may have to make this a fall project. Thanks for sharing the information!

    • Teddletonmr profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Teddleton 

      8 years ago from Midwest USA

      Katiem2, Thanks for the kind remarks, your hub on the eagles is great.

      Granny's House, I am sure you will find just the right storage shed plans you need, and help put an end to all your clutter.

      babee5, great to hear from you. I am happy to hear you and your hubby have two storage sheds. How is your clutter, maybe there is a need to build a third shed?

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      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks goodness we have 2 of these for all hubby's tools!

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      Granny's House 

      8 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Great hub. I need one of these too. Will rate up

    • katiem2 profile image


      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      Mike, Great and impressive Hub. Very nice design and great information. I Rate this Up and will share it with my followers.... Thanks and Peace :)


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