Sheds are made to increase storage space. They are used to store junk, tools, and garden accessories to keep your home and garden free of clutter. Although storage sheds can be a crucial part of your organizational system, they’re not always given the attention they deserve.
Sheds need attention to keep them organized, the more items you pile up in your shed (whether junk, forgotten heirlooms, or tools), the more you will find yourself treading on, tripping over, banging your head on random items, and unable to find what you need.
With a clean, open, and organized shed you can store items in an organized way and find the things you need when you need them.
If your shed has been used as a dumping ground and you can no longer get in it, let alone use it, then there is a dire need to organize it. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips to organize your shed.
Get Rid Of All The Junk
The first step is to clear out your shed. Take everything out of your shed carefully and lay it on your lawn or any other open area. Start sorting all the stuff and make piles of things you need and things that you don’t. Get rid of all the junk. This will now give you a lot of space to sort things in your shed.
When you start to organize your shed, your shelving should be the first thing you start to organize. If you don’t have any shed shelves on hand, we’d recommend buying some before doing anything else. You can invest in shelves that are fixed to the beams or are free-standing. Any type of shelving will increase your storage space.
Make your shelves work better by organizing them according to what you use the most. Put everyday tools on the middle shelves in eye view and within easy reach. Put heavy, bulky items at floor level to avoid nasty accidents. Anything seasonal or rarely used can be stored up top.
Install Shovel Racks
Garden tools like shovels, racks, and spades are hard to organize, which is why most people let them form a huge pile on the floor. To keep them out of the way, utilize your garden shed wall space by making a handmade organizer. Make your own shovel rack from either an old pallet, or a piece of ply with slots cut into it. This can be securely mounted to a wall. By organizing all these tools with a shovel rack, you will be able to free up more space.
Use A Magnetic Bar For Tools
Make use of magnetic bars to organize your shed. This shed organization idea for storing standard tools has long been in use and is ideal for storing garden tools too. While installing a magnetic bar for tools, just make sure that you choose a magnetic bar that is strong enough to hold the tools you want to organize.
Pro Tip – use your magnetic bar to sort paintbrushes. This way, the bristles won’t get squashed and they will dry out more easily after cleaning.
Organize The Small Stuff
Like most people, when you think of organizing your shed you only think about the big stuff such as racks, lawnmowers, and other big tools.
But it’s important to organize the small stuff too like bolts, nails, and screws. These tiny things can become really hard to find if not properly organized.
You can use a drawer with multiple compartments or a typesetter’s drawer to keep all of your small stuff. When everything is in its own compartment it will become easier for you to find them.
If you can’t see anything when you’re in your shed, then there is no point in organizing it. During the day if you have windows in your shed natural light can illuminate your shed, but what about at night. To light up your shed at night buy battery-powered lights.
Your sheds organization does not need to be perfect, it just needs to be functional. With the aforementioned tips, you will be able to keep your shed clutter-free and be able to find things faster. These tips will increase your space and make it more functional.
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