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I have always been amazed about the garden shed even from when I was a child. The garden shed in the house where I grew up in Cleethorpes was a mysterious place which my Mum and Dad told me and my siblings to stay out. This made the shed an even more attractive place to get into than it would have been. At that young age you don't realise the dangers of the items stored in there such as garden tools, paint, timber treatment and all sort of nasty chemicals.
And back in the 1960's the paint probably contained lead, the timber treatment would have been crescote, which is now banned as being dangerous, and the chemicals - well - I shudder to think about what they could have done to me. With the array of garden tools we could have done untold harm to ourselves and I might not be here writing my blog and reminiscing about it.
As an adult I now know better and thankfully many of the nasties which use to lurk in the garden shed have now been outlawed so our children are even less at risk. So if you have not done so ensure that your garden shed is secured so our children and burglars can't gain access. And ensure that any nasties, such as chemicals and old crescote etc. left in there are disposed of at your local refuse depot.
Generally the garden shed is used for storage but they can be used for a myriad of different uses. The only limitation is your imagination. Whether you use your shed as a haven from the noises of the world and enjoy the peace to write or read, or maybe as a garden craft room or a nursery for the flowers and seeds which enables them to grow. Using the shed as a workshop where your DIY and woodworking skills can be put to the test is another option.
Some garden sheds are used to run little businesses and this is good as it segregates your work time from your home time. This is an inexpensive and relatively inexpensive way of starting a business. No rent to pay and no travelling to get to work - great positives for this style of working.
Other uses suggested include turning the shed into a children's playhouse enabling you to give your children responsibility to look after their own space. This also give them their own little world where they can develop friendships with their friends. By involving the children in the decorating the shed this will make them feel more involved. Character building is not too strong a word for this.
These aesthetically pleasing and practical garden buildings can be seen as an extension to your home, in fact, can be seen as part of the home. So you don't want to waste this valuable resource, you need to embrace it and make the most of it. If you see some of the garden sheds entered in the Garden Shed of the Year annual competition you would be amazed at what people do with their sheds.
It goes without saying, or should do, that your garden shed needs to be watertight which might not be the case if you buy one of the cheaply made sheds available on the web - just a thought if you are thinking of buying a new garden shed. You can find a useful garden shed buying guide on this site which can point out some of the items to consider before spending you money. Thank goodness for the garden shed.