How to Dispose of an Old Shed and Get a New One
Have you moved to a new home that has an old rickety shed? Maybe you have just had a shed for years and it’s fallen into disrepair? Perhaps you’re just looking for something more durable? No matter the situation, you’re looking to remove a shed from your property. This might seem like a huge task. While it can be, there are several options when it comes to disposing of an old shed. So, don’t panic! Here are a few things to keep in mind when considering ways to dispose of a shed and how to pick a new one!
Keep in mind that before you remove your storage shed, some areas might require you to get a permit first. It might seem silly, but it’s worth checking into. So, call your city to find out what ordinances and rules there are around storage sheds. Also, make sure you check HOA rules about getting a new shed. Some HOAs have restrictions about how tall your sheds can be as well as other things. It would be a shame to go to the effort and expense of removing an old shed and getting a new one to find out you’ll be fined or in violation of HOA rules.
Hire a Service to Remove It
One of the easiest ways to get rid of an old shed is to hire a local company to remove it for you. This is a good option if you don’t have a lot of time, energy or patience. Make sure you thoroughly research each company before you pick one. Also, make sure that the service includes the demolition as well as the removal. There’s nothing worse than thinking you’ll have the old rickety backyard shed totally gone only to find that the service doesn’t include removal, or they charge a surprise fee for that.
Demolish It Yourself
With tools, help and by being very, very careful, you can demolish your old shed mostly by yourself. This can be dangerous work, though, if you don’t know what you’re doing. So, be sure to do your research. If you don’t know what you’re doing, consider talking to some friends about helping you remove the shed. Hopefully, a few of them have more experience with construction and demolition, which should make it easier and safer to do. If you do this yourself, you will need to do the removal yourself, too. So, think about renting a dumpster or a truck to haul everything to the dump before you start the demolition.
Donate It to an Organization
This option might require some research, but it can be a more eco-friendly way to go than just tossing your old shed. Some organizations take donations, but they may not take the entire shed. They might just want the materials. This means that it can’t be a rotted or overly run-down shed, though. If it is, the materials might not be able to be donated. So, do some research and see who in your area might take a donation of shed parts.
Move the Shed
This won’t work for everyone because most people just want the shed gone rather than keeping it. However, there are ways to move sheds. It’s pretty costly and complicated, though. So, you might be better off going with another option and replacing the old shed completely.
Deciding on a New Shed
Once you’ve gotten rid of your old shed, you need to decide on a new shed that fits your needs. After all, you’re probably accustomed to the extra storage space, and it’d be a shame to lose out on that. Here are a few things to consider when deciding on a new shed:
- What size would be ideal?
- How much space do you have in your yard?
- What will you be storing?
- What’s the weather like where you live?
- What features are important in a shed?
A brand new large Keter shed is an amazing buy. It can help you have enough storage to declutter your home, finally move the cars back into the garage or take some pressure off your storage room. Keter sheds come with an impressive array of features and you can add on different shed parts to customize it to your needs. Many of the larger sheds even have windows and box planters. One of our very favorite ones is the Oakland 11x7.5 shed. It has windows, planters, double doors, and a sturdy floor; it is also weather-resistant. So, it won’t crack, peel or rust like your old rickety shed.
If you need something a little smaller than the Oakland 11x7.5, consider one of Keter’s medium sheds. They also have the same durability and many of the same features as the larger sheds. Some of them even have windows! You won’t have double doors on most of the medium-sized sheds, but they are still great for storing gardening tools, bikes, grilling equipment, pool toys, and much more.
A small shed is ideal if you’re looking for almost an outdoor closet. These sheds can be put against the side of your house and are great for storing smaller items like gardening and grilling equipment. One of our favorites is the Store-It-Out Midi. It’s easy to clean, weather-resistant, and is a great-looking shed!
While removing an old rickety shed might feel like a pain, it is one of the best things you can do to revitalize your yard. Having usable and reliable storage space that isn’t an eyesore is ideal. Whether you pick to hire someone to remove it, demolish it yourself, donate the materials or move it to a different location in your yard, you can’t go wrong. Just keep in mind that as you pick your new storage shed, Keter has the best options out there for large, medium, and small sheds. They’re weather-resistant and durable so they won’t give you the headaches of rotting, rusting, or peeling. They’ll stand the test of time and look great in your yard.