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Organize Your Shed for Fall and Winter with HGTV’s John Colaneri

John standing in front of shedJohn standing in front of shed

Colder weather poses challenges for any backyard, but HGTV star John Colaneri is ready for anything. Join John as he shares his top tips and tricks to safely store spring and summer items away and prep your space for winter!

Autumn has arrived! And with it comes a whole pile of prep work to ready your space for winter. We asked HGTV’s John Colaneri to share his autumn organization secrets—from the garden to the shed and back again!

The centerpiece of any outdoor organizational effort is a reliable shed with ample space for storing out-of-season yard items and for keeping tools like rakes and shovels close at hand. No shed? Don’t fret! Adding outdoor storage to your yard is easier than you might think. Take it from John, who was raised alongside his family’s construction company and knows an accessible project when he sees one! John assembled the Suncast Modernist Storage Shed in a single afternoon with just a little elbow grease and using a few simple tools you probably already have at home.

Gardening supplies on a shelf in a shedGardening supplies on a shelf in a shed

Watering cans and other gardening tools are a natural fit for shed shelving. This leaves plenty of floor space for long-handled tools and bulky items such as outdoor furniture cushions—keeping them safe from winter dampness so they’ll be ready for entertaining family and friends again in the spring.

Collage: Hose Cart on grass. Hose hanging on hook.Collage: Hose Cart on grass. Hose hanging on hook.

Gardeners in cooler climates will need to disconnect and drain their hose before the first freeze of the season. A handy hose reel helps keep your hose free from knots and kinks during winter, and can be stored in your shed along with all the other gardening gear and accessories you’ll need next year.

John raking leaves in front of shedJohn raking leaves in front of shed

When it comes to managing those crunchy, crumbly leaves, John reaches for his trusty rake. Once the yard is clear and ready for guests, the rake rests comfortably on a hanger inside the shed for easy access beside his snow shovels—just in case!

With seasonal items all organized and winter gear readily accessible, you’ll be ready for whatever the season has in store. When sunny spring days make their grand return, all the supplies you need for a brand-new season of gardening, entertaining, and outdoor enjoyment will be right where you left them, in tip-top condition and ready for use!

Collage: Picture of empty shed next to a picture of the shed filled up with stuff.Collage: Picture of empty shed next to a picture of the shed filled up with stuff.

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