Outdoor storage sheds provide the perfect solution to store patio furniture, pool toys, firewood, and lawn equipment. When we consider shedding organization, one of the first things we ask ourselves is how to keep all the tools and equipment organized. The following tips will help you control and organize your shed, so you can make the best use of the space.
1. Magnetic Attraction
A convenient and accessible method to optimizing shed storage is to use a magnetic bar. This method has long been used to store standard tools and is ideal for storing gardening tools. The key to choosing a magnetic bar is to find a bar strong enough to hold the tools you want to organize.
2. Open Shelving
Storage sheds offer needed space; however, the area quickly disappears once we start adding items and equipment. Maximizing every inch of storage is essential. By adding shelves to the walls, you can optimize more space, freeing up your floor and making your shed appear more spacious than it is.
It is easy to construct DIY shelves for a shed. To begin building shelves, trim plywood to fit the surface area. To add more storage, make the shelves deeper or construct shelves from floor to ceiling.
3. Hanging Jar Organizers
If you’re like many homeowners who use sheds as a workstation, clear plastic jars attached to bare wooden shelves provide a place for nails, screws, nuts, and bolts.
The idea is simple. Screw mason or fruit jars lids onto a wooden board and fasten the jars onto the lid, hanging them from a shelf. It is perfect storage for screws, nails, screw anchors and bolts.
4. Hang Hose and Cord Organizers
When organizing a shed, we often arrange the tools and equipment, but we must remember hoses and cords. If there isn’t a designated place for these cables and such, we risk tripping on them, and they become a safety hazard.
Using organization hooks, shelving units, or PVC piping to corral your items will help you to stay significantly more organized.
5. Construct a DIY Rake Yard
A couple of rakes, shovels, hoes, and pitchforks can soon become a large collection, making organizing challenging. As a result, many of us let them form into a big pile on the floor. To keep them safe and organized, many homeowners make their own DIY tool corral or purchase an economical version.
There is no shortage of excellent YouTube tutorials showing how to build a rake yard. Check out IDIY Garden Tool Organizer or this video by Quik’ n’ Dirty Tool Rack For Garden Shed as a start.
6. Pegboard Sheets
Pegboard sheets are one of the easiest to install but less often used storage organization idea. Pegboard allows each item to be easily reachable, maximizing your storage shed space by freeing up the floor without taking up extra space.
Storage Authority understands how easily clutter can accumulate, whether it’s in our home, garage or shed If you need additional storage shed space, consider one of our units. Our goal is to make storage easier for our customer, so if you have a question about an existing unit or are looking to rent a future storage unit, call us at 262-676-8464. You can also visit our website or contact us today to learn more about our affordable rates!