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How To Organize A Storage Shed – Quick And Easy Tips

Are you tired of sifting through stuff in your storage shed and never finding what you need? I know the feeling: my hubby collects many things he “might need someday,” and our shed needs organizing regularly. Let’s look at some tips that will teach you how to organize a storage shed quickly.

Wooden rack with garden tools and equipment for an organized shed.
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How To Organize A Storage Shed

What You'll Be Needing:

Storage Shed
Use this to organize your tools and equipment
DEWALT (DWST17806) Tstak Tool Box
Use this to store and organize small tools, nails and screws
Stanley 20-556 6-Inch FatMax Jab Saw
Induction-hardened teeth stay sharp, should be stored on the floor
Husqvarna ST224P
A Snowblower with Power Steering and Electric Start
VonHaus 4 Tier Garage Shelving Unit
Use this to organize paint cans, chemicals or other small items
Toomax Utility Tools Tub Storage Unit
This is a perfect storage for hand tools
Anybest Utility Mop Broom Holders
Using this will keep your brooms, mops and rakes in a good condition

1. Remove the contents first

If your shed is new, you are already one step ahead because you don’t have to remove anything. If, however, you are looking to reclaim an old shed, your first step is to take everything out of your shed so that you can start the organization process from scratch.

2. Sort through your stuff and throw away unnecessary items

Once you have everything removed from your garden shed, sort through everything and try to throw out anything you don’t need.

For many of us, storage sheds become garbage cans, storing things we collect over the years but never use. If possible, avoid this.

3. Organize on paper by making a list

Once you sorted through your shed’s contents, take inventory of what you have and decide where it should go. The easiest way to do this is to make a list:

  • decide which items you’ll want to hang
  • which items will go on the shelves
  • and which items will sit on the floor

Try to balance where items are kept as much as possible. The more items you have on the floor, the more cluttered your shed will look, so try to use hangers and shelves as much as possible.

4. Here’s how I like to organize my storage shed

After I make my list, it’s easy to go through my pile individually and put them in their right places. It is generally best that smaller items go on shelves, and larger ones should stay on the ground.

  • paint cans, chemicals, and other small items fit perfectly onto shelves
  • small tools, nails, and screws should be organized and stored in a toolbox
  • garden tools, such as shovels, are easily hung up
  • and all other objects, such as hand saws and snow blowers, can be stored on the floor.

A close up of a garage shelf5 Tier Garage Shelving Unit with Wall Brackets – Heavy Duty Black Plastic Interlocking Utility Storage Shelves Amazon buy buttonUtility Tools Tub Storage Unit with 6 Tubs and 2 ShelvesToomax Utility Tools Tub Storage Unit with 6 Tubs and 2 Shelves, BlackAmazon buy buttonTool storage rack with lots of colorful garage accessoriesUtility Mop Broom Holders Wall-Mounted Garden Tool Rack Garage Storage & Organization Hangers Amazon buy button

5. Organize your storage shed by categories

Organizing your storage shed would also benefit you by sorting and storing objects in relevant categories. Keep all your tools in one area, your gardening supplies in another, and all of your chemicals in yet another area. This will make things much simpler for you when you need to find something.

Not everyone has great organizational skills. Keeping our storage buildings organized, however, can keep things looking neat and make it easier to find things when needed.

Fortunately, organizing your shed does not have to be as difficult as it may seem. If you follow the few simple steps in this report, your storage shed will look great!

More Organizing Tips for Storage Buildings

  • Install adjustable shelving and/or floating shelves
  • Organize tools in plastic tubs
  • Sort small accessories, such as nails and screws, in glass jars for easy access
  • Put up a couple of pegboards for your most used tools and accessories
  • Go vertical (store in the attic of your shed) for rarely used but necessary tools
quick and easy tips for organizing a storage shed.
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