Keep your Garden Shed Safe

If you’re like me, you have a garden shed to store all your gardening supplies and other household items. Although we think about protecting our home with locks and security systems, we rarely consider securing our outdoor shed. Some of the things we store out there are quite valuable. Burglars are aware of this fact and know they can strike big, without getting caught. Let me give you a few ways you can keep your garden shed safe.  canstockphoto10457059

Items that are Targeted

Thieves know you have a wealth of valuable items stored in your shed. Think about it for a minute. We store a ton of important, expensive things out there. I know my family does! Garden sheds, garages and even open gardens can be targets. Items Targeted in Shed Burglary  

These are the top items that burglars are looking for: 

  • Expensive bikes
  • Lawn equipment, such as: lawn mowers, edgers and trimmers
  • Hand Tools such as: drills and sanders
  • Plants (believe it or not!) 

Keep your Garden Shed Safe

Make your garden, garage and shed secure. Burglars may come in to your yard day or night, so you should take measure to keep your home safe. Don’t make yourself a target.  Garden Shed Safety

A few simple tips to help you prevent future crimes: 

  • Install security lights
    • Most burglars are trying to fly under the radar, without getting caught. Sometimes lights can be enough to scare them off when it’s dark.
  • Install locks on your shed
    • This may seem like a no-brainer, but most people don’t even consider this simple, effective step.
  • Hide wheelbarrows or bins with wheels (or better yet, store them in a locked area)
    • Thieves can use these to remove items or stand on them to climb through windows. 
  • Invest in a dedicated bike shed
    • This is a great way to de-clutter your garden shed and garage. Just be sure to add locks or store it out of sight. 

Garden Shed Safety Infographic

Below is a great, printable infographic from I like Sheds. Print it out and hang it somewhere visible. That way you’ll always remember to secure your garden belongings and keep your family safe. 🙂  ILikeSheds V5 - Infographic - Garden Shed Security


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Nicole is the owner, primary blogger and copy editor of Organic Sunshine. She has a passion for healthy, natural living and hopes to encourage others to live a similar lifestyle. Nicole has a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration and over 10 years of experience working in Cancer Research. She's also an experienced content writer, producing high quality articles on a variety of topics for many online publications.

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Nicole is the owner, primary blogger and copy editor of Organic Sunshine. She has a passion for healthy, natural living and hopes to encourage others to live a similar lifestyle. Nicole has a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration and over 10 years of experience working in Cancer Research. She's also an experienced content writer, producing high quality articles on a variety of topics for many online publications.

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