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Why Cedar Is the Best Choice for Garden Sheds

Cedar Garden Sheds

Outdoor storage sheds are an essential accessory for today’s homes. Whether you wish to store yard tools, gardening supplies, or pool chemicals, outdoor storage sheds (also known as garden sheds) provide additional space for your outdoor equipment, making it much easier to access and freeing up your garage for vehicles, bicycles, and the spare refrigerator.

Traditionally, though, outdoor storage sheds and garden sheds have been made of metal, vinyl, or plastic, and they are often less than attractive. As a result, sheds tend to be tucked away in some dark and hidden corner of the yard, away from direct view. Wood sheds, on the other hand, specifically cedar wood sheds, bring a natural and beautiful appearance to the backyard. Thanks to the durability and versatility that cedar wood sheds and garden sheds offer, using the shed for more than just storage is an attractive option for creative home owners.

Why cedar? Cedar is an all-weather wood that can withstand decades of harsh weather conditions, including icy winters, wet springs, and hot, sunny summers. It can be stained or painted to complement your existing home decor, and it is naturally resistant to mildew, rot, and insects, making it virtually worry-free. As an added bonus, cedar looks beautiful and smells fantastic. Because of these benefits, cedar is a natural choice for outdoor storage sheds.

On With My New Year’s Resolution – Getting Organized!

Me...Happy and Organized!

I want to share with you one of my very favorite quotes……. “You cannot change anything in your life with intention alone, which can become a watered-down, occasional hope that you’ll get to tomorrow. Intention without action is useless.”  I’ve been thinking about this thought today as I plan to somehow solve all the world’s problems ( and mine) before midnight tonight.

I am confident, just as I am every year about this time that this coming year is going to be “my year”.  I will hold on to that thought, however, as I have shared previously, my resolution this time is going to actually be achieveable……GETTING ORGANIZED! I have previously discussed how I have been organizing my closets in my house 1 by 1…well, now I am moving on outside.  My next challenge is doing something with all that STUFF I have in my backyard. I am one of the fortunate one’s without a garage, but a carport in its place.  I don’t really mind it, but it does somewhat challenge me in the “clutter” category.

Surfing the web, I have read much instructing me to concentrate and reflect on the “WHY” this resolution means so much to me, even suggesting I spend days reflecting and visioning how “organizing” will change my life.  Let’s get serious, PLEASE, Just do it…like my quote implies..thinking and pondering are not the same as doing!

So, My first step was to find this great storage shed that fits everything I need to put away in it. This is what it looks like …


It even fits up against the carport and looks like it is part of the original house.  I am considering painting it to match my exterior paint. I am going to put all my garden tools, garden equipment, bikes, summer toys, and pool equipment in it.

I must say with all this organizing, I do feel like I am regaining control in some strange little way.  Maybe 2009 IS going to be my year.  In reclaiming control of my clutter….I think I am reclaiming control of my life.