If you’re reading this, I’m willing to bet that your shed is a mess. Well, it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of ways to organize your shed—and even make it look pretty—so that you can finally find the tools and supplies you need. In this guide, we’ll walk through some of the best tips for getting organized in any size space: from small sheds to larger ones with multiple rooms for storage. So whether you’re ready to get rid of all those expired paint cans cluttering up your basement or just want somewhere to keep all those holiday decorations out of sight until next December, read on!
Ready to get organized?
So, you want to get organized. But before you begin, it’s important to set goals for yourself. What exactly do you hope to achieve? Do you want your home office space to be more efficient or are there some other areas of the house that need attention? Of course, it’s not always easy to know where and how to start when it comes to cleaning up your life. In this section, we’ll walk through some of the most common issues people run into when they’re getting ready for an organizational overhaul:
If I just get rid of this mess, then everything will be fine…
The truth is that clutter isn’t always clear-cut—so don’t assume that if only you could clear out all your old receipts and shopping bags from underfoot everything would instantly become manageable again
Start with a plan.
The first step to getting organized is to make a plan. Before diving in, take some time to make a list of items that need to be stored and things that should be removed from the area. This will help you determine what kind of storage you’ll need and how much space you have for it. Once this is done, measure the space and draw out a floor plan so that you can visualize how everything will fit together when it’s all done.
For example, if one item on your list is “the spare tire” (for storing under a car or truck), then maybe we don’t need much more than an open space with room enough for tires! And maybe we don’t really need anything else besides our spare tire anyway—that’s an easy solution!
Optimize the space you have.
You do not have to throw out your entire home to make it better for you and your family. You can use the space that you have and make it work for you by thinking outside of the box. There are several ways that this can be done.
- Use vertical space as well as horizontal space. If there is a wall available, consider putting up shelving or other storage units so that items such as clothing or linens can be stored out of sight but still easily accessible when needed. This also helps keep dust off these items, which means less cleaning time for you!
- Consider getting rid of items that will not be used in order to free up more space in your house where the action happens most often: around tables and chairs with things like books on them (meaning they’re constantly being touched), etcetera…
Hardcovers turn into soft storage.
Bookshelves are an often overlooked storage option for the shed. They can be used to store smaller items, tools and more. Bookshelves also come in all shapes and sizes so they easily fit into any space. Whether you want to organize your gardening supplies or just keep your tools off the floor, bookshelves are a great way to do that!
Bookshelves are one of those things that you never think about when organizing your shed or garage but they’re actually perfect for storing anything from gardening supplies like fertilizer and seeds to tools like hammers and screwdrivers by hanging them on pegboard hooks. Bookshelve cabinets give you extra space for storage in a small room like this one which makes it easy access for everyone who visits us here at home depot stores around the country every day.”
You can use vertical space to store items, create shelving and even create a place to hang bikes and kayaks. In the shed, vertical space is your friend. If you have tall ceilings, think about hanging shelves from the ceiling joists. A well-organized set of shelves will make your life so much easier when it comes time to find what you’re looking for. For example, if you have a lot of tools in one section of your shed, consider hanging them on pegboard so that they’re easy to see and grab. Or if there’s a lot of little stuff like screws or nails that get lost easily in one big bin (or even worse – an old coffee cup!), divide them up into smaller containers with labels or flags so they stand out amongst all the clutter on the countertop. You can also use hooks or clamps as temporary tools holders until they get their own permanent home on pegboard hooks or other storage solutions.
Think inside the box.
Think inside the box. This is a guide to using boxes in your home. Boxes can be used for storage, organization, sorting, recycling and toy organization. They’re also great for storing clothes and food. If you have tools or other items that need to be cleaned regularly, use boxes as a way to keep them organized until they’re ready for use again!
Remember your tools.
- Keep your tools in a toolbox. If you don’t have one, consider buying one. Tools are expensive and it’s better to protect them from the elements (and from getting lost) by keeping them in a nice box. If you want to get fancy, there are even ones that will hang on the wall for easy access!
- Store tools according to type and size. It’s best if all of your hammers go together, as do all of your screwdrivers and wrenches—it makes things easier when you’re looking for something specific. You could even go so far as organizing them by size or color (or both!) if that makes sense to you or helps with organization on an extra level—but at least organize them according to what they’re used for so they’ll be easily accessible when needed again later down the road (when someone else needs help).
Create a scrap yard.
- Create a scrap yard.
- A scrap yard is like a junk drawer, except that it’s more organized and you can find things more easily. I keep all my unwanted items in one place so that I’m not constantly reorganizing the whole shed. You can use any storage method you want: a bin or box, shelves or pegboards with hooks, shelves with baskets hanging from them—whatever works best for you!
Utilize old pallets for shelving.
Pallets are a great way to build your own shelving. Pallets are free, easy to find and customizable: you can cut them to size or leave them as is. They’re also sturdy enough for heavy items like books and tools.
You don’t need much in terms of tools for this project—just some screws or nails, which you probably already have handy if you’re building a shed. If not, buy some at your local hardware store.
The first step is making sure the pallet is clean and dry before placing it on a flat surface or floor of your shed (you could use cinder blocks or another base to prop the pallet up slightly off the ground). Once you’ve laid out all of your materials, including wood screws (or nails) and brackets (to reinforce each section), begin by attaching one bracket at each corner of one side panel using one screw each (or nails). Then move onto attaching another bracket between two corners on another side panel—this will help keep everything sturdy so that nothing falls apart under its own weight during use!
These shed organization tips will help you get organized, no matter how big or small your shed is!
You know you need to get organized, but where do you start? The first thing that needs to happen is an evaluation of your storage space. It’s important to use the space you have as efficiently as possible and consider ways that you can maximize it.
The next step is creating a plan for your shed organization project. You should decide what tools are essential and which ones aren’t necessary for day-to-day work, then figure out how many tools can fit into each of the areas in your shed: drawers, shelves, pegboard hooks, etc. Finally, think about creative ways to utilize other parts of the shed so that they’re not wasted space—for example: hang buckets from hooks on a wall or create a scrap yard for discarded materials by piling scraps together with some kindling inside them (if there’s room).
We hope that these shed organization tips have been helpful for you. Whether you’re just starting out, or trying to tidy up a little bit, they can help make your shed more manageable and less cluttered. The most important thing is to get started—and keep going! Even if it seems like things aren’t changing right away, give yourself time before giving up completely. After all, getting organized isn’t easy work. It takes time and patience; but in the end, the payoff will be worth it!