12 Easy Ways To Organize Your Garden Shed


To make your garden shed more organized, you don’t need to spend a lot of money. You just need some simple household items, like shoes and coffee cans. We’ve rounded up 12 easy ways to organize your garden shed and make it look like something out of a magazine!

Create an area for tools.

If you have tools that need to be stored in your shed, it is best to have an area for them. Tools like shovels, rakes and hoes should be kept in a designated area so they will not get lost or mixed up with other things.

Your toolbox can also help organize the space by keeping the tools categorized together in one place. For example, all of your screwdrivers might be in one box while all of your hammers are in another. If you want to create even more organization then consider using pegboards and hooks so that they can hang on walls or fences easily without taking up too much room on shelves.

The last thing you want is having messy drawers full of random items like nails, screws and bolts lying around everywhere which makes it harder to find what you need when it comes time for repairs! This makes sense especially if we’re talking about large projects like building fences around gardens or perhaps even building entire structures such as sheds themselves!

Store sharps in an old coffee or soup can.

  • Use an old coffee can or soup can.
  • Put a lid on it.
  • Put the can in a plastic bag.
  • Keep it out of reach of children and pets, who could tear through the bag and get hurt by any sharp objects inside.

Use plastic boxes for small parts.

Use plastic boxes for small parts.

Plastic boxes are easy to find, they are easy to clean, they stack well and they don’t require labels (that could fall off). You can buy them at your local hardware store or online at Amazon. When the spring comes around, you’ll be glad you have these all sorted out in plastic bins!

Organize your flower pots.

  • Store the flower pots upside down to allow for better drainage.
  • Use a metal tray to hold them, ensuring that they are not touching the ground and that they’re resting on their sides rather than standing up straight.
  • Make sure you have a plant label for each pot so you can identify each one easily, even if you don’t recognize it from its leaves or flowers (or lack thereof).
  • Store them in a dark place (like a shed) out of direct sunlight, which will cause heat damage to your plants’ roots and increase the rate at which they die off due to dehydration!

Store light bulbs in a glass jar.

Store light bulbs in a glass jar.

This is a smart way to keep the right light bulb at hand, but it also makes your shed look more stylish.

Light bulbs are hard to store and easy to lose. A glass jar can hold multiple bulbs and keeps them all visible at once, making it much easier for you to find the right one when you need it.

Make shelves for paint cans and jars.

If you’re like me, and have a ton of paint cans and jars that need to be stored in your shed, but are dreading the idea of having to stack them all up on one another (they’re heavy!), this is the storage solution for you.

The first step is to use a saw or circular saw to cut wood into four pieces. I used 1x4s for mine because they fit well against my walls without leaving an unsightly gap behind them. Then use a screwdriver or drill/driver attachment (depending on what type of screws/bolts you’ll be using) to attach each piece onto the wall with brackets, screws/bolts and anchors (if needed). Your goal is simple: make sure everything lines up straight so the shelves will sit nicely against each other without falling down! Once they’re attached level it off by using either a level or just eyeballing it until it looks right before moving on! Now comes time for painting—I chose white since my shed isn’t exactly small space-wise but wanted something lighter than black or brown would provide; however feel free enough colors if those suit better with your aesthetic style preferences too!

Label everything you store.

Label everything you store. It’s best to label everything using a label maker. Label makers can be found at any office supply store, and they’re very easy to use.

Label all the tools in your garden shed and garage with their names and what they’re used for (e.g., shovels, hoes, etc.) so that when you need one of those tools again, you won’t have to spend time rummaging through a box looking for it.

Repurpose a shoe box to keep your garden shed organized.

You can use shoe boxes to store small items, small tools, small parts and seeds. You can also store gardening gloves, the occasional tool or two and even your wallet in a shoe box. If you’re going to be storing items that might get wet (like watering cans) make sure you use a waterproof one!

Build your own power strip caddy.

  • Cut a piece of wood to the size of your power strip
  • Drill holes for screws and mount the wood to the wall
  • Attach the power strip to the wood, then add hooks for extension cords.

Now you have a place that’s easy to see and use all your tools.

Use cable clips to keep extension cords tidy.

Use cable clips to keep extension cords tidy.

Cable clips are inexpensive and easy to use. They’re available in different sizes, colors, and shapes—you can even find them with holes for hanging! If you have a number of extension cords that need to be kept together for some reason (like powering a lawn mower) consider hanging them from one of these handy little devices instead of letting them sprawl around your shed floor or covering up other tools in the process.

Hang spray bottles and other items on the wall with adhesive hooks.

  • Hang spray bottles and other items on the wall with adhesive hooks.
  • Use hooks to hang items from the ceiling.
  • Use hooks to hang items from the floor.
  • Use hooks to hang items from the wall.
  • Use hooks to hang items from the door, or even in an interior window if you want a more decorative look than just hanging things on a pegboard (or if you need more counter space).

Use PVC pipes to store garden hoses and cables.

  • Use PVC pipes to store garden hoses and cables.

It’s a good idea to make use of the space under or above your garden shed if it’s large enough, as it will give you more room to store the items that you have lying around in the shed. For example, you can use PVC pipes for storing garden hoses and cables.

You can cut these pipes into various lengths depending on how much space you need for each item. The length of these tubes can be anything between 2 inches (5 cm) up to 8 feet (2 m).


With a little bit of organization, your garden shed will be ready to tackle all of your gardening needs. We hope you enjoyed these tips and got some new ideas for organizing your garden shed!

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