How to Organise a Messy Shed
If your shed has become some sort of dumping ground recently, it may be time to give it some much needed TLC. A well-organised shed helps you to locate your garden tools easily and conveniently, as well as store them safely. Garden equipment can be expensive; in order to prolong the life of your tools and to prevent any accidental injuries, it is important that you keep your shed tidy and organised. After a day of gardening, it can be easy to just throw your equipment in your shed and close the door – however, with our top tips below, you can keep it organised and tidy all year round.
Without the correct storage facilities in your shed, the space can become cluttered easily and quickly. Investing in some smart shelving is a good place to start. Whether you opt for freestanding shelves or ones fixed to the beams, any type of shelving will greatly increase your storage space. Organise each shelf appropriately; light, everyday items should be placed within easy reach and heavier, bulky items should be placed at floor level to avoid any accidents.
If you are struggling for space in your shed, consider making use of the available wall space. You can install a pegboard with hooks of different sizes and shapes to hold different garden tools or, alternatively, simply screw hanging hooks into the thicker panels of a wooden shed. This is a great way to utilise the available space and ensure that every tool has a place.
Sometimes, no matter how well you coil a hose, it always finds a way to untangle itself and trip you up when you enter your shed. You can eliminate this problem by making or buying a hose hanger. Even an old car wheel can work just fine! Keeping your hose coiled up in one place also protects your hose and accessories from any damage and ensures your garden remains tidy.
Are you sick of tripping over brooms, forks, spades and hoes that have fallen over in your shed? Instead of leaning long-handled tools up against your shed walls or simply storing them on the floor, keep them organised with a shovel rack. Not only will this free up valuable space, but it will also make it far easier for you to see exactly what’s what. Alternatively, if you are short on space, consider hanging long tools on the back of the door.
Once all of your large tools have a place in your shed, it’s time to focus on those little odds and ends that seem to end up all over the place. Small items, such as screws and bolts, need a place too. Storage bins, tool boxes, or even just a couple of baskets, are perfect for this. Keep a few baskets full of those small odds and ends on your shelves to keep them safe and tidy.
At Kirton Sectional Buildings, we offer a range of different garden sheds to suit every garden and gardener. From high-quality timber apex sheds to larger workshop styles, we have the shed that you need to keep all of your tools and gardening equipment organised and safe. To view our range, visit our website.