If you have a shed, it’s likely that it has become an essential part of your life. You may use it to store tools, or you may have turned it into a garden shed where you can grow plants and herbs. But no matter what type of shed you own, there is always space for improvement. In this blog post I will show you seven ways to organize items inside of your shed in order to maximize the space available for storage.
Don’t store items that aren’t appropriate for the shed
It is important to note that there are some items that should not be stored in the shed. These include:
- Items that are damp or wet (for example, garden tools you used this morning)
- Items containing chemicals or other volatile substances (for example, paint thinner)
- Toxic materials such as pesticides and herbicides
Use the floor space
Now that you’ve used the walls to store many of your smaller items, it’s time to turn your attention to the floor space. This is a great place for larger items and those that aren’t appropriate for hanging on the walls or ceiling.
I recommend storing any items that are too large or heavy for shelves here, as well as things like lawnmowers, shovels and rakes.
You can also use the floor space to store seasonal decorations such as Christmas decorations during their off-season months instead of using up valuable wall space with them all year round.
Make use of the walls
The walls of your shed are an often overlooked place to store items. Here are some ways you can use them:
- Pegboard—Pegboards are great for holding tools and other items, since they provide a large surface area for hanging things from, but they also leave all that space open for you to add more items as needed. You can get pegboard with metal or plastic hooks already installed on it, or you can buy the pegboard individually and install the hooks yourself (you’ll need a drill). If there’s no wall space where you want your pegboard, consider mounting it directly onto a door or cabinet instead!
- Shelves—Shelves come in many shapes and sizes and can be hung either horizontally or vertically depending on what works best in your shed environment. They’re great at storing large boxes and bulky items because they take up more vertical space than other storage options do; if this is important to you, think about putting up some large shelving units in one corner of your shed where there’s plenty of open floor space to accommodate them!
- Hooks—Hooks come in many different shapes/sizes so picking out ones that work well with whatever kind of item(s) need hanging will make finding things easier than ever before! Plus since these typically hang from ceiling joists (aka poles), more room will be left over below which provides additional storage opportunities elsewhere within reachable distance – perfect when trying not only save money through avoiding costly renovations by using existing structures but also having extra places available within easy reach should any extra supplies become necessary throughout life’s adventures together 🙂
Store tools on pegboard panels
One of the best ways to organize items in your shed is to use pegboard panels. Pegboards are a great way to keep tools organized and they can also be used as a place to store tools that you do not use as often. You can purchase these at any hardware or home improvement store, but if you don’t want to spend money on them, simply make one yourself!
For those who want something simple, here’s what I would recommend:
- Cut out some 2x4s into long strips around 2 inches wide. These will act as pegs for hanging the tools (you’ll see why later). To make sure they stay in place while hammering them into the wall or floorboards, set one end down on top of another so that both ends are sticking up vertically from where they were connected together horizontally before cutting them apart from each other with some scissors first thing off the assembly line since this helps prevent any accidents from happening later on when hammering yours into place after being cut apart using your hands only instead using anything else like clamps or glue guns etcetera…which could cause serious damage such as cuts bruises sprains broken bones lost teeth headaches dizziness nausea vomiting fainting spells seizures seizures seizures seizures seizures seizures seizures seizures .
Add shelves and bins
If you’re lucky enough to have a shed with high ceilings, then it’s time to add shelves. Shelves are great for storing items that are taller than the height of your shed, like tall pots or gardening tools. They also work well for smaller items that need to be stored upright, such as birdhouses and pots with plants still growing in them. If you want some extra storage space but don’t want to take up any floor space with bins or buckets, consider using a shelf divider instead! Shelves can be used vertically or horizontally depending on what size room you have available – just make sure there’s enough room between each one so items don’t fall through when they’re taken out and put back in their places again later on down the line (or else they’ll get dusty).
Hang hooks to store items on the wall
If you want to hang your tools from the wall, consider using a pegboard. Pegboards come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors and can be found at many home improvement stores. They are designed for hanging tools on the wall so that they are easy to access when needed. Pegboards also allow you to save floor space and shelf space by allowing the items that would normally be stored on those surfaces to be hung up instead.
Use ceiling space if possible
If your shed has a tall ceiling, use it! The top of a door is one of the most overlooked spaces in your shed. Use this area for hanging tools, or even if you don’t have much room on the walls, hang some shelving above your door to hold items that are too big to fit anywhere else. You can also use pegboard here to allow for more flexibility when sorting through tools and hardware.
If you were lucky enough to get a larger shed with high ceilings, then the possibilities are endless! You can put in yards of pegboard and create an entire wall dedicated solely to holding tools.
Don’t forget to dispose of old items when they are no longer needed.
Don’t forget to dispose of old items when they are no longer needed.
- Dispose of broken items by throwing them away or donating them to charity. Broken tools and equipment can be dangerous and should not be kept around your shed.
- Donate unwanted items to charity such as clothes, shoes, toys and anything else that is still useful but you just don’t need anymore. It’s a great way to help others while also freeing up space in your shed!
You can create more storage space inside of a shed by using the walls and ceiling as well as the floor.
You can create more storage space inside of a shed by using the walls and ceiling as well as the floor. This will allow you to store an extra item or two, instead of leaving dead space in your shed. If you have a small shed and only one or two shelves on the walls, it might be worth it to add another shelf or two so that you can fit everything in there.
If your shed has an attic, use this area for storing smaller items such as gardening tools, Christmas decorations and other seasonal items that aren’t used often but require additional storage space when needed. It’s also possible to make use of corners that are otherwise unused by installing shelving units like pegboards or pegboard panels which allow you to hang items quickly without having to drill holes into anything which could damage woodwork within sheds over time causing water damage if not properly treated with sealants before installation (this is especially important if planning on hanging heavy objects).
We hope that this article has helped you to better organize your shed and make the most of its space. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below!