Organise your shed
It’s all too easy, at the end of a tiring day pottering, to shove tools, pots and compost back in the shed willy nilly. But before long this approach leads to a chaotic mess where you can’t find your other gardening glove or secateurs when you need them. Keeping the shed tidy is much easier when everything has a designated home, so take advantage of a cool dry day to get organised. Recycle, bin, keep: Empty the shed and sort everything into these three categories. Throw out expired seeds, solutions and powders (dispose of any hazardous chemicals at your waste recycling centre). Stack and recycle surplus pots at a local garden centre or donate to a gardening club. Invest in crates and shelving: Give everything a home – place all decorating tools in one crate, gardening tools in another, barbecuing tools in another. Fix a rack to the wall or door: Magnetic knife racks are a good way to keep small tools in one spot. Hang larger tools from wall hooks to free up floor space. This avoids the risk of tripping over them and hurting yourself.