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  1. Spring DIY Storage & Shelter Guide

    DIY Spring Guide

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  2. Outdoor Storage Solutions for the Backyard

    Outdoor Storage Solutions for the Backyard

    Having a space outside of your home to store items could help free you from clutter and make it easier to keep everything from lawn equipment to holiday décor organized. If the garage meant for your car doesn't have room for it, it might be time to think about adding outside storage. Whether in your backyard or your side yard, the right outdoor storage solution could provide you with ample space and a few other benefits, too.

    Before you make a purchase, take a few minutes to consider your options based on the amount of storage you need and how much space you have to dedicate to it. At the same time, keep in mind you likely have many options for any size or specific storage need.

    Metal Sheds

    One of the best options overall is a metal shed. While quite a few options are available today, the best metal sheds are made of galvanized steel. This adds to their durability because they are made of non-corrosive materials. For those looking for an easy-to-maintain shed, this is an excellent choice. Moreso, they are easy to lock with a simple padlock, which allows for easy access with a key. Also notable, Arrow metal sheds are also highly easy to put together. That means it only takes a short amount of time to get your new shed in place and filled with your belongings. Consider these three varieties:

    • Arrow Classic: The Classic Series are highly durable and functional while being affordable, too. Choose from numerous...
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  3. What You Can and Cannot Store in a Metal Storage Shed

    What You Can and Cannot Store in a Metal Storage Shed

    Making the decision to purchase a metal storage shed is a good one. It expands on the availability of storage space in your home or at your business. You end up having a lot more space to put items that you may not need to have available on hand in your home or garage.

    With that said, there are some factors to think about when using shed storage. A shed is not a climate-controlled solution, which means you may end up finding it much more difficult than you realize to store items within it. The good news is that most of the time, a metal shed is a very usable space and can be beneficial for most needs. If you are considering the purchase of a shed, take a few minutes to consider what you plan to put in it. Make a list to get an idea of what your needs are specifically.

    Here are some factors to keep in mind when it comes to purchasing and using a metal shed.

    What Is a Metal Storage Shed?

    A metal storage shed provides a way for you to store a wide range of items in an enclosed space somewhere else on your property. Metal sheds are available in numerous sizes and styles, often to fit not just your functional needs but also the aesthetics of your home and overall property. Options range in metal storage sheds. Some are galvanized steel sheds, which...

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  4. Size Matters: How Big of a Backyard Shed Do I Need?

    Size Matters: How Big of a Backyard Shed Do I Need?

    Making the decision about what size shed to buy isn't always easy. It can be hard to look at a few figures and be able to realize what shed storage option is best for your space. The good news is you will find numerous sheds to select from, allowing you to avoid buying a shed too small for most of your needs or too large for your backyard.

    How Will You Use Your Backyard Shed?

    To make the decision about which type of backyard shed to buy, you have to think about what you plan to store in it. Do you plan to use your shed as a tool storage area, an area to store gardening supplies, or even as a workspace? You may want there to be enough space so you can create a workbench for your gardening or repair projects.

    You may wish to use your shed as a way to manage the “extras” that no longer fit in your garage. Take a few minutes to consider what you hope to put into your shed or how else you plan to use it before you invest. That will give you some help in determining what size shed you need.

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  5. Lawn Care: When Should You Treat Your Lawn?

    When should you treat your lawn?

    Having a beautiful lawn is one of the best ways to enhance your home's curb appeal, and it also helps you feel better every time you look out your window or arrive home at the end of the day. But in order to have a great lawn, you need to treat it well, which requires a little know-how. If you are a new homeowner and have never treated a lawn before, or if you just want a refresher on how to maintain your lawn so that it always looks its best, then you've come to the right place.

    In this article, we will go over everything you need to know about treating and maintaining your lawn, including when to treat your lawn, what kind of lawn care schedule you should maintain, when to fertilize your lawn, what type of lawn mower shed you should get, how to store your lawn care equipment, and much more.

    When should you start treating your lawn?

    When it comes to treating your lawn, preparation is key. By prepping your lawn in the fall, it will be able to properly germinate all winter so that when spring arrives and the temperature warms up, you'll be ready to go with a great lawn from day one. On the other hand, if you don't give your lawn the TLC it needs in the fall, then you'll have much more work to do in the spring, so it's up to you, but it's safe to say most people will agree that a little lawn care in the fall beats a ton of work in the spring.

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  6. Creating the Perfect Potting Shed

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    Any avid gardener knows how important it is to have an organized and comfortable getaway in your outdoor space for storage, planning, potting, and even relaxation. A potting shed is a crucial part of any garden escape. There is a myriad of ways to create the perfect potting shed for a unique and convenient shelter you can turn into the focal point of your back yard. These affordable and durable shed ideas will add value and beauty to any outdoor area.

    What is a potting shed?          

    If you are new to gardening, you may not be familiar with this important tool. A potting shed is a sheltered space outdoors to store tools, prepare seeds, pot plants, and escape from inclement weather. It is an ideal spot for a gardener to use year-round, and can even serve as a beautiful focal point to your outdoor oasis. These garden sheds also serve as a storage area for lawn equipment and other outdoor gear. Others include creature comforts like seating and electricity for a truly relaxing respite from the elements. There is no wrong way to create a potting shed. The key is to tailor it to your specific needs.

    How to Pick the Perfect Potting Shed for Your Yard

    • Choose an ideal size: You obviously want to pick a potting shed that comfortably fits within your outdoor space. But what happens if you go too big, or too small? It can be tricky to decide exactly the size of the garden sheds you are looking for. It’s...
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  7. Shed Insulation: How to Insulate a Metal Shed

    How to insulate a metal shed roof

    Adding a metal shed to your outdoor living space is an easy way to declutter your yard while creating a hideaway for gardening, relaxing, or storage. Whether you plan to spend hours on end in the shed potting plants and preparing seeds, or just want to keep it in great shape, investing in an insulated shed is a great option.

    Insulating a shed can be done professionally, but with a little DIY know-how, you can learn how to insulate a metal shed to keep your belongings safe from the elements by controlling the indoor temperature of the shed. We’re also here to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to insulate your metal shed roof.

    Before beginning this process, it’s important to learn more about how an insulated shed can benefit your property by providing a dependable outdoor storage solution.

    Benefits of Insulating a Shed

    There are multiple reasons why an insulated shed is ideal for your backyard. Here are a few benefits to consider when deciding on insulating a shed:

    Combating Humidity

    Humidity can wreak havoc on not only your shed, but the belongings inside. When temperatures fluctuate, it can cause condensation, which can have a damaging effect on the structure, causing rust that can ruin the building over time. An insulated shed stabilizes the temperature which in turn combats issues humidity can cause.

    Decrease Noise

    Are you planning on using any noisy tools inside your shed? Your neighbors may not love the way it sounds, and neither will anyone inside your house. Adding shed insulation will cut down on the noise level, which may be something to think about if you live close to your neighbors.

    Keep Pests Out

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  8. Maintenance Tips for Your Arrow Storage Solution

    Maintenance Tips for Your Arrow Storage Solution

    When purchasing a metal shed for your property from Arrow Storage Solutions, you are investing in a durable and reliable shed or garage that will combat the elements while standing the test of time. No matter how well a shed is constructed, keeping it in pristine condition requires consistent upkeep throughout every season. Here are key shed maintenance tips that will save time and money by keeping your backyard storage unit in the best shape possible.

    Proper Assembly First Step to Arrow Shed Maintenance

    One of the most important keys to Arrow shed maintenance is starting off on the right foot. First, check to make sure you are following local zoning and building regulations. Then, have a plan in place for a successful set up. This means preparing for proper assembly by taking these simple steps to prepare:

    Find the Right Location

    Depending on how you plan to utilize your shed, it’s important to choose a spot that is convenient for access. For example, if it is mainly a potting shed, setting up the storage solution closest to the garden would be ideal. You may also want to choose a location directly in the sun’s path if using the shed as a greenhouse, but not if you plan to use it as a workshop. Also make sure to erect the structure on even terrain away from low lying areas to avoid flooding or standing water.

    Prepare the Base

    After making sure the base of your shed is square and level, it may be prudent to purchase a base kit in the corresponding siz...

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  9. 4 Garden Shed Organization Tips

    4 Garden Shed Organization Tips

    Whether utilizing your backyard shed for storage or a quiet getaway in the middle of nature, it’s imperative to have all your items arranged properly to keep valuables safe and in working order. Organizing a shed can be a daunting task, but well worth it when you know where to find anything from gardening tools to holiday decorations at a moment’s notice.

    You should put some thoughts into arranging your storage solution because it will save time and aggravation throughout the year. If you’ve ever scrambled to find the shovel on the morning of the first snow, you know how crucial it is to keep outdoor items in their place. Here are 4 garden shed organization ideas that will save you time and money.

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    1. Remove Everything from Storage

    While this may seem counterintuitive, start the organization process by removing everything from the shed. This is one of the most important steps when organizing a shed becau...

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  10. Too Hot and Too Cold: Why Your Items Need to Be Stored at the Right Temperature

    9 Ways to Use Camping Tables and Camping Chairs

    A backyard shed is a great place to store your tools, pool supplies, lawn equipment, and more. However, if you don’t take some simple precautions, temperatures inside your shed can reach extremes and cause damage to your items.

    Many people think that items made for outdoor use don’t require any special accommodations. However, extreme heat and cold can have negative effects and shorten their lifespan. Here’s a closer look at some of the issues you may face and the best cold and hot storage tips to help you prevent them.

    Lawn Equipment & Machinery

    Since extreme temperatures can wreak havoc on moving parts inside engines, proper hot and cold storage is critical for lawn equipment and machinery. Even if you use low viscosity oil, it will get thicker in the extreme cold. This creates more resistance, putting excess strain on the internal parts.

    In freezing temperatures, batteries also have less pulling voltage, making it harder to start your equipment...

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