Storage & Organization
12 Shed Storage Ideas to Organize Your Space At Last
Don’t let your shed become disorganized or overrun with junk! Instead, turn it into a well-lit, useful space that has everything you need at hand. We’ll show you how it’s done with the best shed storage ideas and projects to finally use your shed to its full potential.
Set Up Large, All-Purpose Hooks
Large hooks are inexpensive, take up very little space and work great for organizing large tools and hoses. They are also great for hanging power cords, rope, bungee cords, buckets and much more. Large hooks make use of your shed wall space and free up precious floor space.
Install a Large Tool Hanger By the Door
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Opt for Tough Racks
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Use a Magnetic Bar for Smaller Tools
Peg boards and other traditional methods of organizing tools still work, but we suggest upgrading to a magnetic tool bar. They make it much easier to replace tools once you are done, and you don’t have to worry as much about placement or hanging. Plus, they are very easy to install almost anywhere in your shed!
Have a Garden Hod Ready to Go
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Put Your Old Containers to Work Again
Do you have old planters or baskets that no longer hold plants? Storing them is a good idea, but why not both store them and put them to work? Use these planters to hold common shed goods, such as extra mulch or potting soil, birdseed, fertilizer, packets of garden seeds and more.
Set Up a Calendar Space
Calendars are becoming increasingly popular for sheds for a couple of reasons. First, large, durable calendars with enough room to make notes on are a great way to plan out your landscaping projects or just weekly/monthly tasks that you want to remember. Second, it’s a great way to list out the proper planting/cultivating/harvesting times for all the plants that you want to grow throughout the year, which can be challenging to keep straight. With a big enough annual calendar, you can even tape seed packets to the appropriate dates for planting to save more time.
Add Small Shelves for Additional Items
A few hanging shelves can be an excellent addition to your shed for organizing small items. You can use these small shelves for many purposes such as storing gloves, keys and other items that don’t really fit anywhere else. Above the work surface is an excellent spot for these catch-all shelves.
Pallets Can Be Your Friend
Build a Fold-Down Table for Plant Prep
In a perfect world, every shed would have a large, sturdy bench to do quick potting and prep work, or to hold hobby-related tools. But in reality, few sheds actually have this much room. If you would love a work space but a permanent bench is out of the question, try building a fold-down table instead (you can also buy fold-down tables at home improvement stores). It saves on space and gives you the work surface you need. Just make sure it is attached to a strong wall.
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Need More Space? Add Another Shed!
A problem many homeowners eventually run into is that their shed becomes crowded with different types of stored items—gardening implements are hung next to ski poles and inner tubes rest next lawnmowers. This can make organization very difficult and cause a lot of space problems. One of the best solutions is to build a separate shed to store like items. You can find a variety of shed kits if you don’t want to build one from scratch.
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Remember, You Don’t Need to Keep Everything
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