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When you have more stuff than space in your garden shed, organizing it may seem like a daunting and tiring task. But, the truth is that a well-organized tool shed will save you aggravation, money, and time. Imagine finding an item in a matter of seconds without having to move things out of the way. Amazing right? We’ve put together a list of ideas on how you could declutter the garage and make the most out of this valuable space. Read on.
1. Use a Magnetic Strip Organizer
If you lack space in your garden shed, you can get a heavy-duty magnetic strip organizer and stick it to either the side of the table or to the back of the door or wall. A magnetic strip organizer can be used to hang and store pliers, screwdrivers, trowels, or any other garden metal gear as long as the magnet is strong enough to hold the weight. However, for small tools such as paintbrushes, consider using knife magnets. You’ll be able to keep the devices close to hand without searching through a messy drawer. This kind of organization will make your shed look very professional.
2. Pegboard organizer
Installing a pegboard on the wall of your garage is an ingenious way to organize your tools as it frees up floor space. Attach the right hooks, hangers, and labels, and you’ll be able to transform that wall into a great storage solution without breaking the bank. The best part, of course, is that as your collection grows, you’ll be able to accommodate your new tools by merely adjusting the hooks and shelves as you go. It’s very versatile, easy to install, and visually appealing! For a longer service life, it’s better if you install a heavy-duty metal pegboard panel so that the material doesn’t wear out over time.
3. Store adjustable and freestanding shelving units
By modifying your walls with shelves, you can free up your floor space and make your shed look spacious. Insert pre-made shelving units inside and add colorful baskets, buckets, boxes, and plastic bins to keep your gardening tools in proper order. To store more things, make the shelves deeper and construct them from floor to ceiling.
4. Use jars for storing loose items.
Do you have empty screw-top lid jars lying around the kitchen? How about mason jars, baby food jars, salsa jars, or plastic peanut butter jars? Do not throw them! We’re going to make good use of them! Screws, nuts, and bolts are some of the essential items every tool shed needs, but these are so tiny that they lose very quickly. To keep them in place and out of the curious hands of children, you can keep them in these see-through jars so that you can find whatever you want in moments. What a great way to recycle jars!
5. Hang Awkward Shaped Tools
Shovels, pitchforks, rakes, spades, and sledgehammers are some of those robust, awkwardly shaped tools that can be hard to store neatly. But we’ve got a solution! They can go on your shed walls! An old reusable pallet is the most simple yet most versatile DIY accessory out there. Use a sander to smoothen the pallet, paint it (if you like) and install it on the wall using a couple of nails and clamps to hang items with handles. Allow enough space in between the tools so that you can pull them on and off the wall easily and safely. This is another excellent example of vertical storage.
6. Hang Hose and Cord Organizers
Pipes and cords have the nasty habit of untangling themselves, and the last thing you need to worry about is tripping over them! There’s an easy solution for this – a hose hanger. A wall-mounted cylinder, an old cable spool, a car tire, or a drilled bucket on the wall are great options as you can store attachments in the center. It’s such a simple yet effective way to keep your garden shed safe and neat. If you want to store thinner wires and/or cords, you could reuse old toilet paper holders. Place a small rod inside the roll (to add strength) and mount it on the wall. This method is also useful to store your roll of trash bags.
Sheds are a great asset to have for storage, but this space is only useful if you incorporate effective organization techniques. Apply these tricks to your garden shed and work with ease.