Organising your garden shed or garage can be tricky when it seems you have more stuff crammed in than space available.
Figuring out how to organise your garden shed requires a bit of thought. For most of us the Garden Shed does not always get the attention it deserves. Most garden sheds become quickly filled with outdoor clutter making it hard to find particular items or even just getting access inside the shed.
With an open, clean and organised garden shed you can store items to find what you need when you need it. We have put together some storage tips and ideas to make the most out of the storage space your Garden Shed or garage can provide.
Think Vertical with Shelving
You are never going to have enough floor space in a shed, after all you have to make sure you have enough access to safely move around the shed. Installing vertical shelving particularly against shed walls will allow you to make the most of the “air space” in the shed while preserving as much of the “floor space” as possible.
Shelving will also make your Garden Shed or Garage appear larger and more spacious as you eyes will be drawn up away from the floor.
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Utilize Your Walls
Garden tools come in a range of shapes and lengths which make them difficult to store on a shelf. Installing a garden tool rack, organizer or hooks allows you to accommodate tools of different shape and length into one place.
It’s a good idea to store your commonly used tools together (spade, shovel, clippers) on an easily accessed wall. This will save you time and effort as what you use most often will always be close at hand.
Hang Garden Tools on the Exterior
Don’t forget two of the most underrated storage sections of a shed — the back of the doors and the exterior walls. Hang hooks on the doors to organise your most commonly used smaller tools. This way, all you need to do is open the door to get to what you need most. To store larger gardening tools like shovels and rakes, mount the hanging storage on an exterior wall. This shed organisation idea is most effective if the wall is slightly protected from the elements with a roof overhang.
Consider using wire shelving for your garden shed. Wire shelves let the light through, making it easier to find items in spaces where you might not have a lot of light. Wire shelving also stands up to water better than wooden shelves, and you’ll have some moisture if your storage area is located outside.
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Hang Hose and Cords
If you’re planning how to organise a shed, the last thing you need is a headache from all the tangled cords and hoses taking up space on the floor. Using hooks, shelving units or even PVC pipe to organize your cords and hoses will help you to stay significantly more organized.
The key here is making sure the hook you have is securely fastened to the wall of your shed and are in a place where you can easily access. Our hose rack is an smart and economical alternative which can be used around the home and garden.
Contain Chemicals with Storage Boxes
It’s common to have chemicals such as weed killer, pesticide spray, diesel and paints inside storage sheds. However, these are extremely toxic, and some are even flammable in confined spaces. As you’re figuring out how to organize your shed, prevent these chemicals from contaminating the floor, ground, or even water supply.
By placing all of your potentially hazardous chemicals in a storage container, you can ensure they’re in one place and also kept safe from outside exposure. Heavy-duty plastic bins that are easy to slide in and out are great options for storing these.
Here are some things to keep in mind when storing and organizing chemicals in your shed:
- Keep the chemicals in their original containers, stored in one place together.
- Keep them out of sunlight and out of reach of pets and children.
- If you’re storing fertilizer and fuel in the same close space, be sure that it’s ventilated and that the two aren’t near one another.