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Are you tired of walking into your storage or garden shed and wondering how you’re going to find anything? Does it take you 10 minutes – or more – to locate a single tool or item? If so, now is the time to stop and get organized.
Taking the time to get things organized in your shed will help you save energy, space, time, and your sanity.
Here you’ll find some awesome ideas and actionable tips that will take your shed from zero to hero (in terms of organization, of course).
Streamline Your Storage Solutions
There’s no question, the best place for you to store items that you aren’t using all the time is in your shed. However, if you want to keep things neat and organized so you can find what you need, when you need it, consider installing easy organization elements.
For example, you can use a piece of pegboard on one wall to hang commonly used tools and other items that can hang. Also, if you are storing hazardous chemicals or paints in the shed, make sure they have their own dedicated space and shelf. This will ensure if there is a spill, it doesn’t contaminate everything.
If you have longer handled tools or a broadfork, you can lean them against the wall in a pallet or another DIY organization method.
Throw Out Anything You Don’t Need
It’s a good idea to sort through everything in your shed. Make sure that you get rid of any and everything that you don’t use, don’t need, that is broken, or potentially dangerous. Just getting rid of these items is going to make you feel better about the state of your shed.
If you have items you don’t want, but that are still usable, you can donate them to a thrift store, give them away, or put them by a curb with a “free” sign. While you may not want to stop and haul everything off right away, it’s a good idea. The fact is, if it hangs around too long, there’s a high likelihood it will wind up right back in the shed, returning you to square one.
With the right shelving in your shed, you can store boxes and other items off the floor, reducing the clutter and making the space feel bigger. When selecting shelving for your shed, choose units that are able to be adjusted. This makes it easy to store things that are different sizes or to even change the way the shelves are arranged as needed.
Don’t underestimate the benefits offered by shed shelving. Just make sure it is able to withstand temperature fluctuations.
Make Use of Cans and Jars
You can use small garbage cans for storing your pet food and garden supplies. You can use small or large glass jars to store and organize small, handheld tools, nails, screws, and other small parts. You can even attach the lid to the underside of a shelf and screw the jar on to ensure it doesn’t take up space on the shelf.
Once Organized – Stay That Way
It’s easy for life to get in the way. If this happens, it can make it difficult to remain organized. However, it’s a good idea to make a conscious effort to keep your shed organized at all times, which is going to help you easily find any and everything you need, when it is needed.
Remember, you can implement any organization tip that works for you. Be sure to keep this in mind to avoid the same clutter and mess you just got rid of.