Storage Shed Organization Hacks

Storage sheds are great. However, they can quickly become a cluttered mess, just like any room in your home. When it comes to how to organize inside of a shed, think of it as a big outdoor closet and take the same approach to decluttering and organizing it. Here are some storage shed organization hacks to make the most of your storage shed.

Best Storage Shed Organization Hacks

 

Plan your storage shed area

If you’ll be storing large items like lawnmowers, garden wagons, ATVs, etc., you’ll need to be able to maneuver these items in and out of your storage shed easily. Make sure you take into account how much floor space these items will need. Don’t forget to factor in the ample walking space needed to move around them.

Buy or make shelving units

One of the best small shed organizing ideas is to add shelving units into your shed to get more vertical storage. There are adjustable shelving units you can get, like for closets, that you can use in your outdoor storage shed. This is where you can store planters and other gardening tools. Get creative with these shelving units and add drawers to your storage unit or tables to make the most out of what you want to get from your storage shed.

Hang small items on the wall

Look at the items that you have. Sort and group them into categories such as garden tools, repair tools, and other tools. Delegate a section of the wall for each type of tool. Use hooks to hang your tools on the wall. This makes them easy to see and reach, which saves you from digging through a drawer or box to find the one you want to use. Don’t forget to hang the cords too. Extension cords can take up a lot of room if you don’t wind or wrap them up correctly. Hang power cords next to the matching tool when possible.

Use labeled containers

You just can’t have enough containers in your shed. However, if you buy them all, it can get expensive. But, no one said you had to buy them all. One of the best wood shed storage ideas is to repurpose heavy plastic coffee containers that have a screw-on top. Scrub off the brand name or use something like contact paper to cover it up and relabel. This is great for tiny items like nuts, bolts, nails, and more. Make sure you label containers with a waterproof marker. Write big so the words can be seen from the middle of the shed.

Don’t forget the shed door

The door can be a great place to add square footage to your shed. Add hooks onto a shelf to hold light but tall items such as a broom, rake, shovel, or weed-eater extensions. The key here is to make sure you only add light items. You don’t want the weight of the items to warp the door, causing it to drag and leak.

Keeping Your Storage Shed Clean

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Storage sheds have a tendency to get dirty over time. Dust accumulates and the dirt from used tools can stain floors and walls. To get rid of accumulating dust, our Champion Old Fashioned Dust Mop is the perfect tool for the task. Simply run the mop over the dusty area, step outside, and shake away the dust. The electrostatic strands of this unique dust mop easily pick up dust whether on a floor, wall, or ceiling.

For more difficult floor stains, you can utilize our biodegradable and phosphate-free Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner or Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner depending on the type of floor in your shed. The Champion Yellow Wet Mop is the perfect companion to these cleaners, with its ultra-absorbent nature and the fact that it is extremely easy to wring out by hand. If your shed floor is wooden, be careful not to drench the floor in water. On wooden floors, simply spray the wet mop so it is damp, and lightly mop the floor.

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For hard to reach areas that are covered in dust, our Micro Fiber Dusting Mitt is the ideal dusting tool.

Storage sheds can be a great solution if you have large or seasonal items that you can’t or don’t want to store in the house or garage. However, unless you maximize your shed space, you may find that there isn’t room for important items. Use these storage shed organization hacks to make the most of your storage shed.

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