Winter Prep Tips: Start With a Plan

Snow Shovel on a Fence Row

When temperatures take a nosedive, so can your backyard, your shed and your home – if you’re not careful. But a little bit of planning and a Cook shed can always keep the grass greener, even when it is buried under a foot of snow.

Make a List:

The first step is knowing what you’ll need. Make a winter checklist (or just use this one!) and make sure to stock:

  • A snow shovel
  • De-icing compound
  • And a waterproof floor mat, so you don’t slip.
  • Emergency Items for your car and home

Storage Tips for Winter

Remember to bring in your hoses and metal tools to keep the winter season’s wear-and-tear from costing you when springtime comes. Always store tools in a safe and dry place – preferably on a tool rack toward the front of your shed for easy access. Keep any electronics, extra batteries, flash lights and bulbs elevated. Keep your chopped wood dry by covering with tarps.

Reorganize for Winter

Reorganizing your shed for wintertime can help you avoid fighting your way into your shed and wrestling what you need out of it. Put holiday decorations toward the front of your storage space for easy access. Fold and store your summer clothes in plastic tubs, so they can be stacked away and forgotten until the weather warms up again.

Your shed can be used for all kinds of storage, but always keep snowtime fun within arm’s reach. Keep your winter equipment (sleds, snow shovels, de-icer, etc.) in an easy-to-grab spot in the front of your shed. No more fighting with junk. No picking through forgotten projects. Just grab your sled and hit the hills!

It’s always a good time to prepare your home and family. Here’s your free home emergency preparedness guide. Click to download it below! If you’re still looking for the right portable building for your backyard, take a virtual tour of each of our shed styles here to find the right fit.