Tool sheds offer an excellent space to store lawn care equipment, holiday decorations, camping gear, and so much more. However, keeping a shed organized can be easier said than done. Over time, many sheds become cluttered and disorganized—which can make it difficult to find the things you need when you need them.
Fortunately, there are some basic steps you can follow to keep your shed neat and organized.
Take Advantage of Vertical Space
To maximize storage space in your tool shed, take advantage of the wall space that is available to you. If your shed doesn’t already have built-in shelves, adding some shelving to one or more walls can be a great way to optimize storage space. You can permanently install wooden shelves or add a standalone shelving unit.
Add a Versatile Pegboard
Another way to add practical storage and organization to your shed is to install a simple pegboard along one wall. Pegboards are an inexpensive yet effective way to hang and organize tools and supplies that may otherwise end up on the floor or lost.
Use Stackable Totes
Totes will be your best friend when it comes to keeping a shed organized. Ideally, you’ll want to invest in some high-quality stackable totes to optimize space. Be sure to clearly label each tote with its contents; you may even want to opt for clear totes so that you can easily see what’s inside at all times.
Use Common Sense
When organizing your shed, take some time to consider which items you’ll need most often versus which items you may not need to access as frequently. Make sure that the items you’ll need to access regularly are kept in a space that is easy to get to, such as towards the front of your shed. Likewise, items that you won’t need often can be kept towards the back of the shed.
Regardless of your shed’s layout, it’s a good idea to keep a clear path down the center of your shed so that you can access items in the front, middle, and back of your shed at all times. A little planning can go a long way in avoiding frustration and disorganization.
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