How Tidy is your shed or what ever!!??

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 20:38
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About six mths ago we had the idea of selling up, and so a big clean up took place, as things didn't go to plan we have just carried on as normal, but the thing is i can't get in my bloody shed for junk!!. Well thats what swmbo calls it!!. I call it something i might use one day!..lol.. So what do i do??, another clean up , or build a bigger shed....hahahahaha.


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Reply By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 20:47

Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 20:47
That's the problem with swmbo's they don't know the difference between rubbish, junk & resources.

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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 21:07

Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 21:07
LOL... Just can't get them to understand!...




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Reply By: Mandrake - Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 20:52

Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 20:52
Mandrake and Nada sold their bungalow and decided to build - we rented a house for 12 months while the new one was built - So heaps of sealed boxes for 12 months - now they are in my garage !!

Still sealed , unused - god knows whats in em and they are off to the tip soon ... obviously we don't need 'em ...

Then I'll have an empty garage to play in ... LOL.

Well somewhere to store the camping gear anyway...

See you all at St George in Sept / Oct .. Pod - solar gantry and Jeep - yeeha

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Mandrake
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Reply By: Member - AJB (VIC) - Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 20:59

Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 20:59
Buy a shipping container and put the sorted out "junk" in there.
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 21:10

Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 21:10
Good idea!!, Maybe Two.


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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 07:31

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 07:31
2 x 40 foot shipping containes should do it hey LOL


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Follow Up By: Member - AJB (VIC) - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 01:07

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 01:07
Two. That'd be good. A his and hers!
Seriously, I have one all shelved out and it is the cheapest and securest shed you can get for $2000! Still can't fit all my stuff in though so the real shed is still a mess!
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Reply By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 21:50

Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 21:50
Hi Axel,
A few years ago I built a 10.5m x 6m shed. At the time it looked huge.
Now, three kids later,Three Push bikes, Three sets of roller blades, Three scooters and a surfboard. Mums and my Pushbike and three older bikes waiting to pass on to someone elses kids when they grow up.
Two Vehicles, one work trailer, lots of off cuts, boards, sheets of gyprock , more tools, work bench, shelving, home brew kits, two cupboards, chrissy decorations, Ladders, planks, third row seats, pieces of pipe, steel, wire , welder, compressor, Dart board, Cargo barrier, Mulcher, table & chairs, spare bed, Three way 50lt, 65 ltr Ice box and a fridge, the list goes on and on.

Fysh has her shed for the horse stuff and I have noticed of late that a few bags of feed are starting to appear in my shed, and a saddle.
Let a lone all the timber, pvc piping, sheets of corrie stacked under the house.
I might be due for another shed. me thinks.
I believe I have two choices :)
Fysh told me if I sell have the crap that I have collected, I might be able to afford to buy an other. I would go close to being able to build another :)
A shed is never big enough, and the stuff inside it is priceless to me, but to Fysh it is Junk/Crap.
I believe the girls have to understand, sheds to us blokes are like the Moon and the Tides, Just let it be. ;)

I wouldn't want to ever move all the contents of my shed, not in a million years. I'm just going to have to die here, that way there is just one box to take out..

I hope this helps Axel :)

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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 22:03

Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 22:03
Jon

all that stuff is good to keep and will be of use to you in the future............what about you get rid of that old bucket of bolts attached to your high lift jack?
plenty of room then for more valuable things!!!

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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 22:11

Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 22:11
One day you may find that you have to rely on the Bucket Of Bolts to pull you out of somewhere.
So Ill keep it, I'd hate to down a mate. :)

Next time you leave, I'd check under your tarp, You just might find some more of that crap that we've been off loading to other peoples kids. AHAHAHAHA.


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Reply By: D200Dug- Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 21:58

Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 21:58
My son left to join the army almost 20 years ago and I still have his stuff in my shed :-(

One shed is almost neat and tidy the other one is ......... a little cluttered.

I am not the tidiest person in the world. It is fun though I have a German neighbour who is a great bloke but just the tiniest little bit of a neat freak. I love watching his face when he comes over to borrow a drill or something and I shovel through the junk in the shed looking for what he wants.

He never says anything it is just the expression of horror on his face :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 23:27

Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 23:27
Mmmmm!!, This all sounds very familiar!!, ..lol..




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Reply By: Member - shane (SA) - Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 22:28

Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 22:28
My sheds a bit messy but anyone can ask me where something is and i can go straight to it. I find as soon as i throw something out i need it. SHMBO does not understand the more i save the more she can spend.
shane.
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Reply By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 22:54

Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 22:54
I don't know what stuff you have got, but Take a few photo's and put it up on e bay.
Even if you only get a few dollars a piece, it still better than paying to take it to the tip, you'll be surprised at how much money you have sitting in the shed.
Shane
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Reply By: Kim and Damn Dog - Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 23:18

Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 23:18
Axle

A man needs a 90m x 40m ‘boat anchor’ shed to remain happy.

Women don’t understand this, so it’s no good trying.

Our genes direct our behaviour, and this is the reason women have no understanding of our needs.

Before I go on, I should explain the ‘boat anchor’ principle. This generally refers to the number of useless items we purchase that either don’t work, or we have little understanding of the technology.

A man also needs to tinker, have a bar when the mates come around and gaze at the latest acquisition (which could be all manner of things).

Sadly you will never win.

Regards

Kim

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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 23:37

Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 23:37
"Boat anchor principle"??,... looks like i've got a few probs!!...Lol.




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Reply By: Rolly - Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 23:20

Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 23:20
Have a look at freecycle.com; search out the nearest branch and post there.
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 08:32

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 08:32
Gday,
I have just to questions?
1. Who wears the pants?
2. What was the Mrs. doing in YOUR shed in the first place?

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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 09:59

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 09:59
Hahaha,!.. Who's going to ask her??....



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Reply By: D200Dug- Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 08:35

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 08:35
One of the most successful anti depression treatments is "The Shed" concept.

Some communities have installed communal male sheds where men can go and work on projects together.

The shed has always been a refuge and safe haven.
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Reply By: Chev-Patrol 6.5 V8 D - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 09:09

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 09:09
The ideal size for a shed is 2 meters longer and 1 meter wider! hahaha

A few months ago I changed 4 locking pins on my camper to what I thought would be a better system. After having just done a trip to NSW for 2 weeks, I've decided to change back to the original drop-nose pins and the others were too clumbsy to operate. Now, do you reckon I can find those 4 old drop-nose pins???? Not on your Nelly!!!! Spent a couple of hours yesterday looking for them!!!!

Now I'll be off out there again today and after I pull the vacuum pump off the Chev (it's stuffed and I've got buggar-all brakes and clutch), I'll be getting back onto the task of finding where I safely placed those damned pins!!!! GGGRRRRRRRRRRR

Roachie
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 10:08

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 10:08
Your as bad as me Roachie!!( probably not..lol) I spent two hrs looking for brake fluid, only to give up and go down and buy another bottle . The same day rooting around looking for something else i found two bottles of fluid nicely put away in a box


Under ten other boxes!!!..lol.


Jeez you must be giving that chev -patrol some hurry up...LOL.


Cheers Axle.
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 08:07

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 08:07
Go and buy some new ones, the old ones will turn up 1/2 hour later when you are looking for something else. Keep them for spares just in case. Always works for me. :o)
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Reply By: flashcher - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 09:30

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 09:30
My husband built a 10m x 8m shed in our yard. It is now so full that we can't play pool or air hockey as there are things stacked on and around these tables, plus every where else.
I sometimes mention a clean-up could be in order, but am not overly concerned as it is his shed.
That is until recently - by some off chance it slipped out that he has a 40' shipping container full in the yard at work.
WTH! How did this happen? No reasonable answer was/is available.
Shake my head and think - well out of sight, out of mind.
But then I started to think about selling the business, took a wander around the yard and guess what? I found another shed full of C.R.A.P down the back. At this stage I walked back to the office for a bex and a little lay down!
My plans to sell the business have now been delayed by at least 12 months and 12 zillion skip bins.........
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