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Secrets to keeping an organized shed


Mon, Sep 21st, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Despite other intentions, homeowners often turn their garages into storage centers for random, little-used items, leaving little to no room for the tools and even vehicles that actually belong in a garage. Such homeowners may turn to sheds to store their garage overflow and keep yard equipment at the ready, but storage sheds are not immune to clutter, and homeowners may find the very structure erected to keep them organized requires a bit of organization itself.

A well-organized shed can save homeowners time and energy, as it’s easy to abandon or delay a project if you can’t find that pair of work gloves you stashed. The first step to any organizing project is to take everything out of the shed and determine just what needs to go back in. Items that do not belong in the shed should be moved to their rightful locations or tossed in the trash if they’re no longer needed. Make a pile of anything that will be kept, a separate one for donations and a third for garbage. Take inventory of what you have so you know whether you’re missing any items or you have something and do not need to purchase another.

Now that the entire shed is empty, you can assess just how much room you have. Utilizing vertical and overhead space effectively can free up areas on the floor for larger equipment.

Shelving, racks, pegboards, and any other materials that enable you to hang or store items off the floor are good investments. Visit your nearby home improvement retailer to find items that can simplify your storage. You also may be able to put scrap wood to use to make your own storage shelves or a work bench. Extra kitchen cabinets can be installed in the shed to organize additional items.

In order to remember where items go, label or sort them accordingly. Some people like to take organization a step further by tracing the outline of tools hung on the wall so they can be placed back in the same spot after use. This also serves as a visual reminder of which tools are missing and which ones need to be purchased.

Don’t forget to utilize shed doors as additional storage space. Hang frequently used tools, such as rakes and shovels, on the inside of the doors so they will always be easily accessible.

You also can repurpose storage solutions designed for other areas of the home. For example, magnetic knife holders can be mounted to a shed wall to keep paintbrushes organized. These holders also c .....
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Recycling 101 - 9.7.15

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Tue, Sep 8th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

I recently wrote several articles concerning the different types of recyclables in Fillmore County. I continue to get questions concerning what is recyclable and what is not. Today I am going to discuss this once again in a shorter form. I hope th ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 8.24.15

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Aug 24th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, grocery bags, wrappers, light weight bags, and shrink wrap accounted for 192,600 tons of trash in Minn. in 2013. Some of this was recycled. Most of it was buried in landfills throughout the stat ..... 
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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Aug 10th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

The 2015 Fillmore County Fair concluded on July 25. I would assume most of you visited the fair at least one time and many of you made several visits. The 4H projects and animals were exceptional and I heard numerous positive comments concerning th ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 7.20.15

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Jul 20th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Even though many of us have cloth or canvas grocery bags, plastic grocery bags are used by most of us now and then. Newspaper and magazine articles concerning plastic grocery bags are numerous. Many plastic bags find their way into roadside ditches ..... 
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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Jul 6th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

As many of you know, Fillmore County held a Free E-Waste Collection on June 4. Fillmore County, in partnership with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Dynamic Recycling collected televisions, computer monitors and various other computer equ ..... 
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Home repair loans and grants available

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

With warmer weather upon us, USDA Rural Development is gearing up to help local homeowners finance home improvements through low-interest loans and grants. “Now is a good time for homeowners to evaluate the need for necessary repairs or replacem ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 6.8.15

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

Used motor oil and used oil filters should be recycled. Recycling them will not only help save resources and energy, but will also protect the environment. It is illegal in Minn.to dispose of used motor oil or oil filters in the trash on the land, ..... 
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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in All Home & Garden

This week I would like to thank you for participating in a very successful HHW event this spring and share the results of the Hazardous Household Waste Day that was held on May 5. The weather was a bit cool and a mist was in the air now and then, b ..... 
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