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It's time to do some Spring Cleaning. We will be going into our sheds and pulling out tools and equipment to get our lawns and patio ready for the summer. This is also a great time to do some shed organizing!
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Key things to keep in the shed.
Everyone has a different set of needs for their shed . Below are just some of the common items we all may be storing in our shed to make room in our homes and garages. Below, I am sharing my favorite tips as well for shed organization.
Tools to use outside
Extra supplies for trimmers/mowers. Things like trash bags , leaf bags, utility knives, work gloves, etc... are important to have at your fingertips. These items are the supplies you will need when doing the tasks. If you don't have bags in your shed , get some! This will save you time when doing the tasks.
Bird/animal feeders and supplies
Furniture and tarps/covers
Use 18+ inch shelving and mount to the wall
Adding shelving to the wall would be helpful for the cushions since you can lay them flat.
Fold Covers for Furniture the same way and store Vertically
And, the winter covers for the furniture should be folded up and stored in a container to protect them from bugs. It's also helpful to have the ropes and other fasteners that will be used in the bin.
5 Gallon Cleaned Paint Buckets are great for soil
Add and stack the containers for soil. I found that using cleaned 5-gallon paint buckets with lids you can buy at the hardware store is a great option for storing gardening soil, topsoil, and potting soil.
More Shed Organizing Tips:
Shelving is key for good organization in a shed.
Put shelving in your shed to get items off the floor. In small spaces, always go vertical with storage. If your floor is uneven, attach earthquake straps to shelving and wall studs. It makes it safer to walk around the space, and you can fit more items in the shed .
Small things can be stored in labeled shoe box-size plastic containers
If you have several small items, use clear plastic containers like these from Amazon ( Shoe Boxes by EOENVIVS 12 Pk Plastic ) to hold these items. Sort these items by task or type of article. Place these bins on vertical shelves so they do not fall behind larger items stored in your shed .
Wall track systems are great for sheds
Wall tracks work nicely for thin and flat long tools like rakes and other things. Hang the rack holder bar at least 6 feet high so they will not be blocked by other things lying on the floor in front of them. Feel free to check out the DIY project we did called HOW TO INCREASE SPACE USING SHED ORGANIZATION TOOLS to help you organize your tools in your shed .
Sharable checklist image.
As you can see in the checklist above, I added lines for you to add your own items to customize this list for your shed . Print, laminate, and hang this list in your shed . Using a dry-erase marker, you can add items or circle items that need to be purchased as a reminder.
Now it's your turn; please let me know what you store in your shed by leaving a comment below.
Visit our HOW TO INCREASE SPACE USING SHED ORGANIZATION TOOLS for a DIY process we did in our shed !
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