Garden Shed Storage Tips
by Dakota Storage Buildings, on May 10, 2016
We all know that garden sheds are perfect for utility and convenient storage, but . . .
The problem lies in figuring out the best way to organize the space to maximize efficiency.
The next time you reorganize or spring clean your garden shed, keep these helpful organization and storage tips nearby.
- Magnetic Holders
Magnetic knife holders or magnetic tool organization sticks are excellent for keeping hand tools, paint brushes, and other lightweight metal objects in sight, organized, and easily accessible. Here's an idea for how to use a magnetic tool organizer.
- Single Post Toilet Paper Holders
This may sound silly, but the right style of toilet paper holder can have multiple uses. For instance, single post toilet paper holders are great for storing string, rope, twine and cords. If you're still not convinced, click to see an example.
- Small Magnetic Containers
These small, magnetic containers with transparent lids are perfect for storing seeds, short nails, and other small items that can be easily lost or misplaced. Click here to see an excellent way of using these containers.
- Garden Carryall
Make grab-and-go trips from your shed to the garden as convenient as possible. A plastic shower caddy or a vintage milk bottle carrier is ideal for transporting gardening items such as seeds, markers, clippers, fertilizer, seeds, and hand tools.
This storage idea may seem obvious. However, there's a lot to consider when shelf-shopping. Consider the size, number of shelves, color, product material, and price. Be sure to measure your shed before purchasing shelves. Depending on the items you're storing, you may want to consider a unit that has ventilated shelves to prevent standing water and mildew.
- Wall Hooks
Whether an individual hook or a coat rack with several hooks, there are many out-of-the-box ideas for using these storage proponents such as hanging extra storage baskets, placement for sun hats, aprons, and hoses, plus more. Here's an example of how to use a large wall hook to store a water hose.
- Tool Hanger
Long-handled tools are best stored where they're out of the way but still accessible. Attaching a sturdy storage rail system to the inside of your shed's door frees up the walls for shelves.
- Pegboard Organizer
Pegboards can provide additional storage space that will not take up valuable real-estate. Using pegs or hooks, you can hang almost anything. Here's one example of how a pegboard wall can be utilized.
- Plastic Storage Bins
Secure fertilizers, toxic pesticides, and more inside plastic storage bins. Storing them in plastic containers will provide an extra measure of safety, help to prevent spills, and keep smells contained. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so finding one that fits your needs should be effortless.
Don't have a garden shed?
If you don't already have a garden shed, consider our Garden Shed package. Our Garden Shed Package is a backyard shed that has the square footage and features best suited for the storage of your lawn and garden equipment and supplies. This storage shed offers abundant space for your mower, rototiller, weed-eater, rakes, pots, watering cans, hoses, and more — and it has plenty of room for growing starter plants.
If you want to customize a garden shed, try our online configurator. Click the button below to start. You can save multiple sheds and, if you decide to purchase one, you can checkout directly on our tool.
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