Reclaim Your Basement With an Outdoor Storage Shed
Close your eyes and think back to the day you purchased your home. Now, envision yourself walking down the staircase into your basement. What do you see? That’s right: a furnace and a water heater, surrounded by absolutely nothing. So much glorious emptiness. You could have opened a roller skating rink down there!
Fast forward to today and, lo and behold, your roller skating rink dreams are long gone. Those dreams are buried in a graveyard of cardboard boxes and long forgotten clutter.
As hopeless as it may seem, your basement can be reclaimed. An outdoor storage shed allows you to move seldom used items elsewhere and better employ a prime spot within your home.
Say goodbye to junk
Perhaps you have fond memories of using that chipped set of dining plates boxed up in your basement. Another box holds a stack of VHS tapes – you know, just in case people start using those again.
Even with the extra storage space a shed provides, if you’re not purposeful with the items you hang on to it will be full in no time. The hardest part of purging your home of junk is deciding which items to get rid of. If this is a decision you struggle with as well, these are likely good candidates:
- Old Halloween costumes
- Clothes you don’t wear
- Unwanted gifts
- Mini hotel toiletries
- Wire hangers
- Expired spices & herbs
- Anything broken
- Textbooks from classes taken years ago
- Worn out shoes
- Almost empty body lotion, shampoo, etc.
- Old decor that has been replaced
- Empty boxes from products you bought
- Mismatched socks
- Clunky cooking contraptions
- Expired medication
- VHS tapes (can be converted to digital)
- Old cords and chargers
- Craft supplies you know you’ll never use
Marie Kondo, professional organizer, suggests only keeping items that “spark joy”. Have a bunch of hand me downs that were foisted on you? Guilt gifts definitely don’t spark joy.
Now that you’ve parted with unwanted clutter, you can move what’s left into your outdoor storage shed. Try to establish organization within your shed from the get-go – you’ll thank yourself next time spring cleaning comes around.
Say hello to the possibilities
Great, your basement is now free of junk. Take a look at just how large it really is. Forget about building a costly addition, the extra space you needed was right under your nose (or rather, underneath all that stuff you brought to Goodwill).
There are so many ways to use your newfound space, here are just a few of them:
- Family game room
- Home gym
- Indoor playground
- Craft room
- Home bar
- Guest bedroom
- Home theater
- Man cave
- Art studio
- Yoga sanctuary
- Mini indoor running track
- Downstairs apartment
- Home brewery
- Pet haven
- Spa with jacuzzi
- Obstacle course
- Giant closet
- Home for your figurine collection
- Woodworking studio
…or you can finally build that roller skating rink you’ve been dreaming of!
So what are you waiting for? Customize your own outdoor storage shed today so that you can finally utilize your basement to its full potential.