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You often see items in the garden shed that do not belong there. A good rule of thumb is to store things that are connected with your garden and unwanted visitors are not welcome.
A well-organized garden shed can stock all of your garden items even with a limited space, you can even park your lawnmower or wheelbarrow inside without a hitch. Use your shed’s full capacity if the inside space is not enough use the exterior portion to hang garden tools or hang things at the back of the door.
The key is to organize things in your shed and clutter is out.
1. Using Shelves for Storage Shed Organization
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Shelving, shelving, and more shelving in your garden shed equals less trouble and your items organized. Most sheds have storing concerns because they lack shelves or improper shelves are mounted. They must be functional, make them adjustable so that they can adapt to the things you store.
The space should be convenient enough to avoid climbing or difficulty in getting hold of the things that you need. Groups like items such as hand tools, pots, and garden accessories. Things should be within arms reach when you need them without hoisting, moving or grumbling.
Keep non-garden items away from your shed, you don’t want to see a skateboard, old clothes or a bird cage in there.
2. Wall Racks for Shed Storage
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You don’t want to enter your garden shed with items sprawled over the floor and trip over a garden hose. If your floor space is filled, think about your walls for vertical storage. DIY and get those things off the floor by racking them up on the wall. It will not put a hole in your pocket just keep your creative juice pumping, reusable materials might be lying around waiting for its moment to shine.
Reuse old wood by creating garden hangers and sling your rake, shovel, fork, hoe, and other large garden tools. Benefit from the power of magnets by mounting a strong magnetic bar on the wall to hold tools made of metal such as trowels, pruners or clippers, and screwdrivers. There are hooks that can be mounted on wood racks for ladder, wheelbarrow, garden hose, and cords to get them off the ground.
3. Using Containers and Jars for Organizing Your Workspace
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Chances are you have stored weed killer, dung, mulch or other stinky material in your garden shed. Place these items in closed containers to prevent your space from being smelly or become toxic. Clear plastic containers will keep you organized since you can see what is inside it will save you time when looking for an item. Make sure that they snugly sit on top of the other to make stacking easy.
Keep these materials away from sunlight, pets, and children. Be sure that your shed is ventilated.
Don’t throw away those empty jars, you can use these to organize your garden shed to create valuable space. Screw the lid to the bottom of a shelf to keep them hanging and out of the way. To open, one hand twists the jar while the other hand holds the lid. Keep those nails, tacks, screws, and other tiny pieces of hardware inside the jars to keep them out of the floor and easy to find when you need them.
4. Using Ceiling Space and Lofts for Extra Storage
When you are running out of floor space look up to the ceiling or loft to hang things to create overhead storage. Use storage bins to store your seldom used items, they are cheap and can stock a lot of items for your vertical organization. Be sure that the hooks and rails are securely mounted and can support the weight of your stored items. Consider the construction of your shed, you don’t want them falling.
5. Workbenches and Cabinets for Storage Sheds
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A workbench is a must for any garden shed, you can do potting, prep work for your garden project, and to hold your hobby tools. But, sheds have space issues. Try a fold-down table it saves on space and use it only when you need to, be sure that it is attached to a strong wall. If you are a DIYer you can build the bench from reclaimed wood or recycled furniture.
Cabinets are good for storing items but sheds don’t have much space to accommodate them. If your workbench has some space underneath place a cabinet to stock items.