10 top tips for your shed clean out

Maintaining an organised and clean shed is essential for maximising its functionality and ensuring that your tools and equipment are easily accessible when you need them. A well-organised shed can save you time, reduce stress, and extend the lifespan of your tools. 

In this blog, we’ll provide you with 10 top tips to help you efficiently clean and organise your shed, with a special focus on utilising the Autumn Fair stage product supplier, Regina Blitz kitchen roll, to keep your space spick and span.

Flower Power for the Bees by Nikki Hollier
Flower for the Power of Bees by Nikki Hollier (Border in a Box) at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition 2019

1: Declutter first

Before diving into the cleaning process, take the time to declutter your shed. AS difficult at this part can be, remove any items that you no longer need or use. This will create more space and make it easier to organise the remaining items. It will be worth it!

2: Sort and categorise

Once you’ve decluttered, sort your belongings into categories. Group similar items together, such as gardening tools and outdoor equipment. This will help you create a clear plan for organisation.

3: Create zones

Assign specific zones for different categories of items. For example, designate one aera for gardening tools and another for pots. This not only makes it easier to find what you need but also helps maintain order over time.

Make do and mend by Andy Wright at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition, 2019

4: Invest in storage solutions

Utilise shelves, hooks, pegboards, and bins to create efficient storage solutions. Wall-mounted hooks are perfect for hanging tools, while shelves and bins can hold smaller items neatly.

The Sea Garden Contractor Teasels Landscapes
The Sea Garden by Teasels Landscapes at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition, 2019

5: Use clear containers

If you can, choose clear containers for smaller items. These allow you to see what’s inside without having to open them.

6: Label everything

Label your storage containers, shelves, and hooks to ensure that items are returned to their proper place after use. This simple step can prevent clutter from accumulating over time.

7: Regular maintenance

 Make shed organisation part of your gardening routine. A little maintenance goes a long way.

To the Garden I Go, to Lose my Mind and Find my Soul, by Shona Lockeart, BBC Gardeners' World Live 2023

8: Floor space matters

Maximise floor space by using wall-mounted storage options. This will keep your shed from feeling cramped and provides more room for larger items like your lawn mower.

David Hurrion sat outside The Garden Shed 50 years on stage at the Changing Face of Gardening feature
David Hurrion at The Garden Shed 50 Years On feature, BBC Gardeners' World Live 2018

9: Clean with Regina Blitz

Our product supplier Regina Blitz kitchen roll is not just for the kitchen! Its also a versatile tool that can be used as part of your shed organisation. Use it to wipe down surfaces, clean tools, remove spiderwebs and even soak up spills. Its strength and absorbency make it an excellent choice for maintaining a clean and tidy shed.

10: Safety first

Lastly, prioritise safety. Make sure you store your hazardous materials such as chemicals and sharp tools are secure and out of reach of your pets and children.

Artemis Landscapes 'Living in Sync' Garden designed by Viv Seccombe
Artemis Landscapes 'Living in Sync' Garden designed by Viv Seccombe, BBC Gardeners' World Live 2017

By following these top tips, you can transform your cluttered shed into a well-organised space in time for autumn. Don’t forget to include our product supplier Regina Blitz in your shed cleaning arsenal and start your journey of maintaining a clean and orderly workspace that can be enjoyed for years to come

New year, new garden, new trends!

We’re through the garden gate into 2023, with a host of gardening trends blooming throughout the country. From house plants reaching dizzying heights of popularity, to the colour of the year ‘Viva Magenta’, read on for our full list of trends.

To get up close and personal with fresh garden inspiration, new plants, the latest gardening kit and more, join us in 2023.

Colour of the Year 2023

Hand-picked by Pantone, the colour of the year has been named as ‘Viva Magenta. 

Pantone describe the colour as ‘brave and fearless, and a pulsating colour whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.’

Discover a world of colour and scent in the stunning Floral Marquee,  bursting with award-winning nurseries and display.

Sustainable gardening

Whilst your garden might seem to already be very green, it can always be greener!

Discover ways you can make gardening more sustainable, like upcycling common items to make stylish features. What was a pallet, hessian bags, bits of pipe, and tin cans, could become a planter, grow bags, water features, and wildlife habitats.

Be inspired by the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine editorial team as they’re joined by experts to give tips and advice.

Grow your own food

Looking to go from soil to supper this year? Get brilliant advice from the National Allotment Society at the event.

Peat-free gardening

Learn about the latest peat-free compost from exhibitors who can offer face-to-face advice.

Indoor gardening

Foliage doesn’t just belong outside – bring nature indoors and be inspired by the Houseplant Hub.

Mindful gardening

Beautiful Borders returns with this year’s theme ‘My Garden Escape’ to give you space savvy ideas.

Gardening on a budget

Discover different ways you can let your garden bloom under a tighter budget, with advice from expert gardeners.

Fermented foods

Visit the BBC Good Food Summer Show (with free entry with your ticket!) and discover the latest foodie trends.

Feeling inspired? Find out what else is happening at BBC Gardeners’ World Live this June!