5 Common Storage Shed Mistakes The reason to buy a backyard storage shed is so that you have added convenience, more storage space, and the ability to stay organized and clutter free. However, we tend to treat our backyard sheds as a place where we can throw a whole bunch of junk and then shut the door. Once you get into that habit, it is frustrating to find anything, things get lost and ruined, and you dread having to open the doors. Well, it's time to re-evaluate how you are using your shed and avoid these common shed organization mistakes. Here are some common mistakes that you should avoid.