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A shed is a place where you can store almost everything. This fact makes it clear that you can effortlessly fill it up with all kinds of clutter. Lawnmowers, tools, shovels, cleaning chemicals and many other things fill it up to the brim, making it look almost like a junkyard.
A well-organized shed can make your life hassle-free and extremely smooth. But most of us don’t do much about our messy sheds as we aren’t sure about how to go about it. We have very carefully selected a few organization tips that will help you in utilizing your shed up to its maximum capacity.
17 Best Shed Organization Ideas
1. Pegboard for Tool Storage
This one is my favorite! If you have a pretty small shed and aren’t able to allocate a specific place for your tools, then this one will solve your problem. Just grab a pegboard and fix it on a wall in your shed and attach some hooks to it.
Now hang your tools and accessories as it pleases you. The best thing about this hack is that it will help you in creating more space as you will hang all your tools on the pegboard wall.
2. Open Shelving: A miracle
Are you looking for a quick and easy method to organize your shed which is also pocket-friendly? Then you can invest an afternoon and less than $60 to make these DIY storage shelves. For detailed instructions, visit lifestorage.com.
The best part about open shelving is that your shed will end up looking much more spacious and clean (than ever before). It is truly a miracle!
3. Magnet Bar for Tools
Do you find yourself in a situation where you are not able to locate your tools? Having a specific place to store all your tools can solve the problem.
A magnetic bar works pretty well! You can fix a strong magnetic bar on a wall in your shed, it can hold up the tools perfectly and you can organize them according to your needs. You can use this hack not just for your shed tools but also for garden equipment.
4. Utilizing Door Space
If you are short on space, you can use the doors of your shed. All you have got to do is to install hooks on the doors. Now you can utilize this space by storing your equipment, tools, or any other hangable item successfully. This hack works extraordinarily well and it helps you in utilizing the shed space efficiently and effectively.
Are you a golf enthusiast who is willing to organize their shed better? Then you can use your old golf bag to store your garden gloves, shovel, trowels, etc. A golf bag is durable and has an upright shape, due to which you can store long-handled tools.
But that’s not it! You can use its pockets to accommodate smaller tools quite effectively! For a handy tool storage option, you must try this one out!
6. Hanging Jar Organizers
Tiny hardware items are necessary for every household. Nails, bolts, screws, etc. these items are so tiny that it is really easy to lose them. But losing them is not the biggest trouble. If they end up on the floor you or a loved one can step upon them and face an injury.
All you need to do is to fill each jar with those small pieces of hardware. Attach each jar to the bottom of a shelf. This will make all those screws and nails easily accessible and well organized.
7. Ceiling Storage
Almost any storage shed has certain items that aren’t required in the short term. But you can’t do away with them either. You can store such items on the ceiling! Yes, read that again.
To do this you need to cut 3 pieces of wood and nail them together forming an I-beam. Attach these I-beams at the proper spacing. Then simply store all those items in storage boxes and fix them on the ceiling. You can grab them back with the help of your ladder as and when needed.
8. PVC Garden Tool Organizer
This is a cool hack, where you’d just need to grab some old PVC pipes. You need to cut the PVC pipes into smaller pieces. Attach these small pieces onto the walls of your shed and store your long-handled garden equipment. This hack can transform both i.e. your gardening experience as well as your garden shed. Try it out!
9. Pegboard Slides for Organization
We already shared a pegboard related hack with you. But this one will change the game completely, especially if there is a lack of space in your shed. In this hack, you would need to build up pegboard slots underneath your workbench.
These pegboard slots can be used to store all your tools and any other miscellaneous items. In this way, you will be able to create lots of space for storing your tools in a compact area.
10. Hang Garden Tools Outdoor
Another cool way to store your garden’s long-handle tools! Store them on an exterior wall. You can buy a garden tool hanger and fix it on a wall outside. But keep in mind you can make the most out of this cool hack only if the exterior walls of your shed are protected with a roof overhang.
This not only keeps your tools organized but also easily accessible.
11. Pegboard Plastic Cup Organizer
We already used pegboards in our previous hacks, but this one works amazingly well (especially for storing smaller items). Fix a pegboard on one of the walls in your garage. Grab a few plastic cups and drill two holes in the back of these cups (two inches apart from each other). Using zip-ties attach the cups to the pegboard. Now you just need to put all your items inside these cups. Voila!
12. DIY Tape Dispenser
This one might not seem as important to you but believe me, it surely is! I hate it when I am not able to find tape (especially when I need it desperately). This DIY tape dispenser by popularwoodworking.com solved my problem, big time!
You would just need a little wood, a hacksaw blade, a few screws and your general tools. If you follow this hack correctly, you would never ever get irritated again (as you would never lose your tape again!).
13. Labeling the Boxes
This is such an obvious one so much so that most of us forget about it quite easily. But by labeling items such as boxes, jars, etc you can organize your shed way better (a million fold!). This hack will not only save your time (which you invest in finding things) but will also make sure that your shed looks neat and well managed.
Pro-tip- You can label items according to their usage for example garden tools, electrical supplies, woodwork, etc.
14. Storing Hazardous Materials
It is extremely important to keep hazardous materials far from the reach of our children and pets. But instead of limiting your children/pets from going into your shed you can invest in a wall cabinet. I found this cool looking cabinet at Amazon.
You can very comfortably store all those pesticides, chemical-based cleaners, pool cleaners, etc in a wall cabinet. Let your children play with exuberance before they turn old!
15. Utilizing Corners
If you are mad over tools but aren’t able to organize them well then follow this cool hack. All you have got to do is to utilize the corners of your shed. You can buy a corner tool rack.
This corner tool rack Amazon can store up to 30 tools. A clutter-free and well-organized shed can smoothen up your life beyond your expectations (speaking from my personal experience).
16. Coat Rack on the Shed Wall
You must try this inexpensive idea. You can attach a coat rack on an exterior wall of your shed. During a rainy day, you can use this rack to hang your coats, wet clothes and umbrella on it. By doing this simple thing will ensure that your house remains clean and tidy even during a rainy day.
This coat rack is just too good. But this is not just about a rainy day, you can also hang your light-weight garden tools on this rack.
17. Utility Cart on Wheels
This idea will work well for you if you love gardening or working inside your shed. You can purchase a cart that has wheels on it. I use this utility cart and it works perfectly well for me.
You can use it not only to store small items but can also move it around your shed or in the garden area. This hack saves so much time and effort. But don’t just believe me, you should try it out for yourself and then thank me later!
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By now you must be clear about this one thing that organizing your shed is easier than you ever thought, isn’t it? But in order to realize the potential of what we have shared with you, you must try it out and share it with your near and dear ones!