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Cleaning Out Your Shed

What to Get Rid of Before Spring

As the growing season comes to an end and winter nears, you may be putting your mower and other yard and garden tools to bed. Before you stuff everything back into storage, take stock of what you’ll use next year. It may be time for cleaning out your shed, especially if items are no longer useful. 

Getting Rid of Yard Equipment

Between a lawn mower, leaf blower, weed wacker, and hedge trimmer, the number of electric yard equipment can grow year after year. Regularly maintaining these items by sharpening blades and properly caring for batteries is important for keeping them in working condition. Unfortunately, these items tend not to last forever. There will come a time when your mower will cut its last blade of grass and your blower will toss its last leaf. Plus, sometimes rechargeable batteries stop recharging. Not only is getting rid of bulky electrical items tricky, but doing it the right way is important for the environment.

Cleaning Out Garden Shed Tools

Do you really need two of the same pruners, multiple watering cans, and all those pots you never planted in this year? It’s time to toss old, rusty spades and pair down your pruning shears to only the essentials. Plus, those pots you thought were freeze-friendly but now have a giant crack in them? Time to get rid of those too.

As for what you are saving, make sure you clean and sharpen the tools before putting them away. This helps ensure they’re ready to go when you’re ready to plant in the spring.

Recycling Outdoor Decor

How about the dreary-looking gnomes? The weathered windchimes, torn garden flags, busted bird feeder, and other dilapidated outdoor decor? Sure, some of it is supposed to look distressed, but now is the time to part with the pieces that no longer bring your yard joy. The more you clean out now, the less you’ll have to deal with in the spring. Then you can focus on the flowers instead of a stuffed storage shed.

Disposing of Chemicals

Once you’re done treating weeds, planting grass seeds, and fertilizing your lawn, it’s best to dispose of unused chemicals. They may not last the winter in your shed, and if they’re not stored properly, you could be looking at a safety hazard. However, there are certain regulations that prohibit tossing these items in the trash. Hazardous materials need to be disposed of properly, and these precautions are usually listed on the product label.

Leave Cleaning Out Your Shed to the Pros

Once certain precautions are involved, it’s always a safe idea to have a professional handle the situation. Contact JDog Junk Removal & Hauling to come clean out your shed of the bulky, broken, and precarious items. Not only are we aware of unique disposal requirements, but we also strive to recycle usable items or at least dispose of them in an environmentally friendly way. Call 844-GET-JDOG to schedule a pick-up or for more information on our junk removal services.