New research reveals the contents of an average garden shed is worth more than £2,000.
The study by discount shopping site, NetVoucherCodes.co.uk, found that the typical household had roughly £2,080 worth of goods sitting at the bottom of their garden.
However, the poll also revealed that 29 per cent do not put a lock on sheds.
The study gave respondents a list of items frequently found in a garden shed and asked how much they had spent on them. An average of these spends was then taken.
The most valuable pieces to be found were bicycles, with families often stowing away £600 worth in their shed.
Garden tools proved to be the next most expensive items, generally costing home owners more than £450 in total. This was followed by garden furniture roughly costing £350 and lawnmowers on around £250.
Scooters and other children’s toys were among the other expensive items which end up being stored in our sheds, costing on average £230.
Other items such as sun loungers, garden chemicals, pressure washers, seeds, bird food and hoses brought the total figure to £2,076.
Said a spokesman: "Now we know how much potential cash there is just sitting in our sheds, hopefully more of us will consider putting a lock on it."
Results (Rounded to the nearest £)
- Lawnmower - £247
- Bikes - £613
- Scooter - £96
- Garden table / chairs - £348
- Sun loungers - £45
- Garden tools – £454
- Garden chemicals – £62
- Seeds - £11
- Bird food - £8
- Pressure washer – £106
- Hose – £40
- Kids toys – £108
Total - £2076
Sample size: 450