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If you're like many busy gardeners, your garden shed isn't as organized as it could be. Perhaps you've been telling yourself for quite some time that you're going to get around to giving it an organizational makeover but run short on inspiration whenever you try to brainstorm a game plan. You've probably got items in and around your home that can easily be repurposed as containers for various garden supplies in your garden shed. Following are just five suggestions and how they can be used. 

Milk Crates

Milk crates make excellent all-purpose containers for a variety of items. Because they're stackable and easily labeled, you can easily customize them to meet your individual needs and preferences. They're good for keeping bottles and boxes of garden chemicals organized. Simply stack them in a corner or along a wall with the labels facing outward.

Bushel Baskets

If you buy fruit in bulk from a local orchard, you probably have a few stray bushel baskets hanging around waiting to be used for something. They're ideal for storing loose potting soil. For instance, when you're cleaning up your hanging baskets, window boxes and other containers after the season is over, you can easily empty the potting soil into bushel baskets so you can use it again in the spring. 

Toy Chests

Have your children outgrown their toy chests? If so, you can use them in your garden shed to store a variety of things. They're good for keeping garden sweaters and gloves handy, and they can also be used as dry storage for seeds. You can even keep a few snacks in them to keep them safe from rodents or bugs. 

Flower Pots and Planters

Keeping a few empty flower pots that you no longer use on hand provides an ideal catch-all place for any stray items that you aren't quite sure what to do with. Think small items such as plant tags, half-full seed packets and even the occasional garden glove that doesn't seem to have a mate can all find temporary homes in an empty flower.

Bookshelves 

If a recent or current home remodeling project leaves you with some stray bookshelves, consider installing them in your garden shed. They're excellent places for storing all sorts of items from boxes or fertilizer to a few gardening books and magazines. Placing one of them as high as possible helps keep dangerous garden chemicals, such as weed killer, out of the reach of curious young minds and hands. 

You'd be surprised at how many ordinary household items can be repurposed for storage in your garden shed. Perhaps the best thing about it is that the creative aspect makes it a fun adventure rather than just another home maintenance chore. 



67 Breakneck Hill Rd, Southborough, MA 01772

Single-Family

$949,000
Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
4
Baths
Stunning Custom Contemporary Colonial on secluded 1.57-acre setting with pool and breathtaking views of the Breakneck Hill Conservation Land with walking trails. Professionally landscaped & incredible resort-like back yard w/patio, firepit & pool. Expanded layout w/11 Rooms, 4+ Bedrooms & 4 Full Baths. 4200+ square feet on 3 levels of living space w/large rooms for entertaining & comfortable living w/plenty of options for working from home. Beautiful renovated chef's kitchen w/granite counter & large breakfast island, tumbled marble backsplash, stainless appliances w/double ovens. Elegant Dining Room w/wainscotting & fireplace, spacious Living Room & Family Room w/fireplace, walls of windows & sliders leading to amazing back yard oasis! Flexible walk-out Lower Level with large Bonus Room, Office/Exercise Room & Full Bathroom. Oversized Barn/Garage w/work area. The ultimate private setting yet close to Rte 9, 495, Pike & Train. Don't miss this rare opportunity! ~Open House Thurs 4-6pm~
Open House
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June 17 at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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67 Breakneck Hill Rd, Southborough, MA 01772

Single-Family

$949,000
Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
4
Baths
Stunning Custom Contemporary Colonial on secluded 1.57-acre setting with pool and breathtaking views of the Breakneck Hill Conservation Land with walking trails. Professionally landscaped & incredible resort-like back yard w/patio, firepit & pool. Expanded layout w/11 Rooms, 4+ Bedrooms & 4 Full Baths. 4300+ square feet on 3 levels of living space w/large rooms for entertaining & comfortable living w/plenty of options for working from home. Beautiful renovated chef's kitchen w/granite counter & large breakfast island, tumbled marble backsplash, stainless appliances w/double ovens. Elegant Dining Room w/wainscotting & fireplace, spacious Living Room & Family Room w/fireplace, walls of windows & sliders leading to amazing back yard oasis! Flexible walk-out Lower Level with large Bonus Room, Office/Exercise Room & Full Bathroom. Oversized Barn/Garage w/work area. The ultimate private setting yet close to Rte 9, 495, Pike & Train. Don't miss this rare opportunity! ~Open House Thurs 4-6pm~
Open House
Thursday
June 17 at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 67 Breakneck Hill Rd, Southborough, MA 01772    Get Directions

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67 Breakneck Hill Rd, Southborough, MA 01772

Single-Family

$949,000
Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
4
Baths
Stunning Custom Contemporary Colonial on secluded 1.57-acre setting with pool and breathtaking views of the Breakneck Hill Conservation Land with walking trails. Professionally landscaped & incredible resort-like back yard w/patio, firepit & pool. Expanded layout w/11 Rooms, 4+ Bedrooms & 4 Full Baths. 4300+ square feet on 3 levels of living space w/large rooms for entertaining & comfortable living w/plenty of options for working from home. Beautiful renovated chef's kitchen w/granite counter & large breakfast island, tumbled marble backsplash, stainless appliances w/double ovens. Elegant Dining Room w/wainscotting & fireplace, spacious Living Room & Family Room w/fireplace, walls of windows & sliders leading to amazing back yard oasis! Flexible walk-out Lower Level with large Bonus Room, Office/Exercise Room & Full Bathroom. Oversized Barn/Garage w/work area. The ultimate private setting yet close to Rte 9, 495, Pike & Train. Don't miss this rare opportunity! ~Open House Thurs 4-6pm~
Open House
Thursday
June 17 at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 67 Breakneck Hill Rd, Southborough, MA 01772    Get Directions

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If you're like many busy homeowners, the foyer of your home is sometimes treated as an afterthought. It probably contains functional items such as a coat rack and a place to put shoes, but it may lack the aesthetics necessary to provide an inviting introduction to your home. Fortunately, strategies exist designed to make the most of any foyer. Here are five to help you get started.

Wall Art

Wall art personalizes a foyer and makes it seem part of the home rather than simply being a transition area between the outdoors and the home interior. Paintings are a good choice, especially if you're able to position them in a way that makes them a focal point of the foyer. However, paintings aren't the only option — a gorgeous fabric wall hanging or a creative piece of metal art designed to be displayed on a wall will also work.

Warm Lighting

While it's important to have good ambient overhead lighting in your foyer for the sake of optimal visibility, secondary lighting provides a warm accent that welcomes both household residents and guests in the home. An attractive lamp on a table is a nice touch, but if your foyer doesn't have the room, consider installing a couple of wall lights.

Greenery

Adding a plant or two brings life to any foyer. If you feel you don't have enough natural light in your foyer to coax anything green to grow, keep in mind that houseplants such as Peace Lilies and Snake Plants thrive in environments with very little light. If you're lucky enough to have a foyer with a skylight, take advantage of this by hanging some beautiful Boston ferns. Have pets? Be sure to check that your plant of choice isn't poisonous to them.

A Small Seating Area

A small seating area in the foyer can function as a private reading nook, a place to remove or put on outer footwear during times of inclement weather, or simply a place to sit and relax for a moment or two after coming home from a long day at work. Even the smallest foyers can usually accommodate a single chair and a pint-sized table.

Scent

Aromatic pine cones in a basket, a scented diffuser discreetly placed on a table, or a plug-in air freshener in a warm, welcoming scent such as vanilla, cinnamon, or lavender provide a pleasant accent for those just walking in the door. Scented candles are an especially nice touch in the foyer on evenings when you're expecting guests.

If you've recently decided to put your home on the market, creating a welcoming entryway is more important than ever. Please feel free to reach out at your earliest convenience for more information on making the most of your home environment.




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