Do you have a garden shed? Ever wondered if there are some items you are ‘incorrectly’ storing in your garden shed. Well, this post highlights seven objects that shouldn’t be kept in garden sheds.

Garden sheds are a perfect place for storing a wide range of home belongings. For instance, you can store clothes, unused items and even furniture in them. In general, garden sheds offer a safe environment to tuck away extra or outside belongings. Despite its benefits, however, garden sheds can be tricky to work. This is usually true in the event that one doesn’t know what to store in it. Other than not knowing what to store, improper shed organization can result in many uncontrollable problems. This in mind, we’ve decided to share with you this garden storage. Below, we’ll look at seven objects you should never keep in your garden shed. The seven things will look at are;

  • Documents
  • Clothing & Bedding
  • Electronics
  • Music Instruments
  • Jewellery
  • Paints & Glue
  • Flammable Substances
  • Documents

Top on the list of things you should never keep in garden sheds are documents. This is more so true if the documents are important to you. Important documents can include passports, school, and birth and marriage certificate. With such documents, it’s best you store them in your home as opposed to a garden shed. Failing to do so exposes your documents to a number of negative things.

For starters, they might get damaged as a result of being exposed to insects or weather. Secondly, they might get stolen by thieves. That said it is always best to ensure that you store your documents in your home. If it’s a must (I highly doubt it is), place the documents in a plastic sleeve or a box then store them somewhere high enough in the garden storage shed.

Clothes & Bedding

Another thing that shouldn’t be stored in garden sheds is clothes. The same also goes for bedding of any kind. Why is this? Well, if you choose to store them in garden sheds they might be exposed to moths and insects. In the event this happens, these two (moths and insects) will end up damaging your clothes and bedding.

In addition, your clothes and bedding can end up smelling musty when stored at garden storages. This is usually the case if your shed is exposed to water on a regular basis. To avoid all this, it is best to store your clothes and bedding inside your home.


Yes, some people choose to keep their electronics in their garden sheds. While this might seem like a good idea at first, storing electronics in sheds can completely ruin them. How so? Well, because of rust. If you were to store your electronics in your shed rust is likely to develop over a period of time. This rust goes to affect the wiring of your electronics.

In addition to rust, the temperature inside a garden shed is not always ideal for a number of electronics. For instance, large plasma TVs, due to their screens, requires some sought of temperature control for them to remain in good condition. With garden sheds, the temperature constantly changes and this is sure to negatively affect large plasma TVs.

Music Instruments

While storing music instruments in garden sheds seems like an ideal thing to do, it’s always not advised. A big reason why this is so is the heat and humidity inside garden sheds. In particular, the changing heat and humidity inside a garden shade. How does the change in humidity and heat affect music instruments? Well, it eats up wood and brass over time.

With many music instruments, you’ll find they are made using wood and brass. These two materials in most cases end up corroding when exposed to humidity. Therefore, avoid storing your music instruments in garden sheds.


If you have jewellery, choosing to store them in your garden shed is not always a good idea. There are two reasons why this is so. One, storing jewellery in garden sheds isn’t safe. Two, choosing to keep them in garden storage exposes them to a variety of elements. These elements usually end up damaging your jewellery as they target precious metal and stones.

Furthermore, storing jewellery in garden sheds exposes them to dry air. Dry air is known to cause gems to crack. This is especially true if you store them in a deposit box for a long period of time.

Paints & Glue

This might actually come as a surprise to many people given that many of us tend to do this already. So why is storing paint and glue in garden sheds not recommended? Well, it all has to do with conditions inside garden sheds. When exposed to extreme weather or in other words when stored in garden storages, paint and glue tend to break. Given this, it is advised not to store them in garden sheds.

In addition, the can of the paint can easily rust when stored in garden storage. This is especially true if you leave them on concrete floors. Store your paint and glue the right way and you’ll be with them for quite some time. Paint for instance can last for more than five years if you store it perfectly.

Flammable Substances

For obvious reasons, flammable substances should not be kept in garden storage. These substances when heated or leak are very flammable. In the event that a fire breaks, these substances help increase the fire’s intensity. As a result, your garden storage is likely to burn to ashes. Furthermore, the hazard they create can result in other property damage, injury and even wore death. Hence it is best to avoid storing flammable substances in garden sheds. Flammable substances you should avoid include acetone, diesel and gasoline.     

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