Jan 8, 2013
What You Should Consider Before Looking Around For Cheap Sheds
Figuring out which cheap sheds will be best suited for your needs depends on a couple of different variables. These can be broken down into general categories and can help you make a better decision when looking to build or buy a cheap shed. (more…)
Nov 25, 2012
Cheap Garden Sheds for Sale, What to Look For…
Are you planning on buying a shed? Want to know how to find garden sheds for sale? There are a couple of different things to keep in mind when looking around to make sure you are getting a good deal and the shed you are buying is a quality one.
Let’s look at three main issues that are commonly associated with sheds for sale. Price, size and what the shed is made up of are the three things that you need to better investigate before you make any final decisions.
What is a Good Price for a Cheap Garden Shed?
Let’s talk a little bit about price first and then we will discuss the other two things. Make sure the price is right, meaning have a realistic number in your head before making a purchase. The price will be greatly affected by the next item we are going to be looking at, which is the size.
A good tip when shopping around is to add up the cubic footage of the shed and divide the total price of the shed by this number.
For instance: This plastic garden shed has approximately 17 cubic feet of space, that is the length, width and height of the shed. Now divide the price of the garden shed by the cubic feet.
So let’s say this plastic shed is $150 we will divide 150 by 17 and we get $8.82 a cubic foot. This formula will let you break down the cost of various sheds so you can easily find the cheapest garden shed out there.
Sheds for Sale on Craigslist…
Almost everyone these days is familiar with and has probably used craigslist at one point in time. I have found many different sheds for sale and the best part of it all is the price of the sheds. They are probably the cheapest sheds for sale on the internet! In fact some are free, all they require of you is to come haul it away, or disassemble it in some cases.
There are some disadvantages when looking at a shed for sale/free on craigslist though. This is pretty obvious for those of us who are already familiar with it and that is the fact that they aren’t always available. They tend to pop up every now and again where I live, but I think that is primarily because of where I live. Check in every now and again to see if there are any available in your area.
*** A tip to finding sheds on craigslist: Check more rural areas of surrounding areas. These areas usually have multiple sheds for sale and you are more likely to find one.
You can even post an ad of your own stating what it is in particular that you are looking for. Be specific when doing this, remember to include the price you are willing to pay, what you would like the shed to be made out of and any other specifications that you have. Give it a little bit of time and in a beast rise to get a response or several if you post a good ad and have a fair price offered.
I have typically found that metal sheds for sale are the most common types of listings on craigslist. I have found, in some instances, wood sheds for sale and even storage sheds for sale, if I end up looking hard enough. A lot of the free ones usually just require you to move them yourself and it’s all yours.
Look at Used Sheds for Sale…
Sometimes you can find pretty good deals when looking at used sheds for sale. There are many places online that offer used sheds for sale and you can save anywhere from a couple hundred dollars to upwards of $2000. Check local listings first, because you should look over the shed to be sure it doesn’t have any major defects.
Compare Types of Cheap Garden Sheds…
Be sure you compare different types of garden sheds including metal, wood, plastic and vinyl ones. You may be surprised to find out the cost difference between them.
Metal sheds are usually the cheapest types and are available almost anywhere. These are mass produced and therefore usually have a lower price tag.
Wood sheds are a bit more expensive and require a little bit of maintenance every now and then. These are probably the most visually appealing types of sheds and have a lot more customizable features that you can go with.
Don’t forget to calculate the cost per cubic foot to build your own backyard shed. This is usually a pretty competitive comparison and as I have stated previously, can be customized to your liking.
Nov 17, 2012
How Small Garden Sheds Can Benefit You
Have you seen some of the small garden sheds online? They are great for people that have very limited space and can help organize some of the clutter around your home or garden.
There are many different sizes and materials that these small sheds come in. Whether you’re interested in a small plastic garden shed or small metal garden sheds, they will prove useful and will be able to fit in confined areas.
Small Plastic Garden Sheds That Last…
Small plastic garden sheds are perfect for either urban or country living. Plastic sheds hold up very well and are resistant to most types of problems that you would encounter with other types backyard sheds.
There are a few different types of plastic sheds to choose from including, small plastic storage sheds, small plastic tool sheds and even plastic garden sheds.
These will accommodate your needs, depending on what you plan on using them for. Will you mainly be storing seasonal items? Or will it be something that you will use on a regular basis? Keep this in mind when planning on buying a garden shed that is made out of plastic.
This Vertical Storage Shed has (17) cubic feet of storage space. Outside dimensions: 30 x 25 x 72 inches (76 x 64 x 182 cm).
This Small Storage Shed is ideal for storing all of your long handled yard tools for easy outdoor access. The double wall construction provides an extra layer of protection from the elements. Unlike wood sheds, it is maintenance free and will not rot or rust. It measures: 28″deep x 55″ wide x 77″ inches tall.
This garden shed is a bit larger that the other two sheds. It has approximately 60 cubic feet of storage.
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Nov 5, 2012
Are You Looking At Plans For Sheds?
My guess is that you want to build your own outdoor shed and want to know where you can find plans for sheds….right? There are many places to get them and knowing what to look for before buying them is essential to your success.
Here are the shed plans I use >>
When looking for shed plans online, you should make sure they have a few key ingredients:
- A material list
- Detailed drawings and elevations
- Step by Step instructions
Click HERE to see which plans I have used for all of my sheds >>
This helps you see what you need to cut ahead of time and can even help you get a general idea of what the project will cost.
There should be many different pictures available, depending on the size of the project. Many smaller ones will have fewer pictures because there is not a whole lot to them.
A good set of shed plans will have elevation shots, which is a picture of a specific side of the shed and it’s measurements. The drawings should include details about specific areas of the project that may be a bit more complicated to build.
Look for instructions that have a step by step tutorial. This greatly helps eliminate mistakes that you can make during the building process. These are not included in all types of plans for sheds.
Are They Plans For Sheds?
Be sure that the plans you are looking at are for what you plan on building, not just a few plans for sheds and then hundreds more on other unrelated projects. You will be greatly disappointed and will have to go through the process of getting your money back and starting your initial search all over again.
Look at a review, or a few reviews of the particular shed plans you intend to use. This will alleviate a lot of headaches in the long run and can ensure that you find exactly what you are looking for the first time.
Understanding shed plans:
There is a misconception that needs to be cleared up. When looking for plans for a shed or any type of project, it is important to realize that plans are drawings and specific measurements that AID in the building process.
They don’t necessarily have step by step instructions. They are a necessity if you want to build your own shed and aren’t required, but building anything without a plan is slow going and will usually result in a lot of mistakes that could cost you time and money.
Keep these tips in mind when looking at plans for sheds. They will help you make a good decision when searching for them, no matter where you intend to look.
Nov 5, 2012
Used Sheds For Sale – What To Consider
Buying a shed can be very expensive, have you ever considered looking at used sheds for sale? These can save you hundreds of dollars and can be found a few places online. This is the best way to find cheap sheds for sale, used is surprisingly newish!!
There are a few things to consider when looking to buy a cheap shed online. You should be aware of a few different things that could potentially lead to a disasterous decision when it comes to buying a used shed.
Here are a couple of places to find used sheds online:
Amazon has used sheds for sale!!
How About Some Pics…
Be sure there are plenty of pictures available from many different angles, so you can have a good idea of what you are going to be buying before you fork out any money.
Pictures show confidence in a sellers product, they are more likely to post more pictures if they have nothing to hide and truly believe that the product they are selling is a good one.
If there is not many pictures, contact the seller and ask them if they can send you more. If they are willing to comply with your request, then chances are that the product is a good choice, they just didn’t post enough pictures initially.
The last bit of advice is to make sure the pictures are good ones. They should be taken from several angles and should be of decent quality. Dark images hide too many features that may be deal-breakers, or shows that the seller may be hiding something negative.
Contact The Seller Before You Buy…
Did you know that a lot of people buy products online and never ask any questions beforehand? This is like shopping for something you have never seen before and buy it before you ever know anything about it.
There are many different ways to contact a potential seller before you actually make a purchase. You should ask any questions or address any concerns you may potentially have before you pay for anything.
What’s Their Return Policy?
An important thing to keep in mind is the company’s return policy. You want to be sure YOUR satisfaction is guaranteed first, not the seller’s.
Be certain that if for any reason you become dissatisfied with your purchase, that you can return it easily and don’t have to go through hoops just to get your money back.
Used Garden Shed For Sale?
Keep in mind what you are looking to buy in advance. If you are looking for used garden sheds for sale, then you aren’t going to want to look at used storage sheds for sale. You will want a large shed as opposed to a smaller one.
Remember to be as specific as possible when it comes to your search terms. If this yields little or no results, then try a broader term.
Have you ever looked on Craigslist for used sheds? Oftentimes, you’ll find one, if not several used ones in your city.
They are oftentimes assembled and require a trailer to move, but even if you rent one for $50, that’s all you end up paying for a shed that is worth a lot more. The downfall, of coarse, is that they aren’t available all the time and when they are, they tend to go pretty fast. So you would have to keep an eye out for them regularly and you wouldn’t be guaranteed to get it.
So remember these tips when looking for used sheds for sale. They will save you money and ensure you are getting a product that is good quality as well.