How to Organise your Garden Shed for Storage
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How to Organise your Garden Shed

15 May 2017

How to Organise your Garden Shed

Keeping your garden shed tidy can be a massive task and many of us forget to keep everything in order. It is likely that your shed is messy and you have a lot of gardening tools that are out of place or you can’t find what you’re looking for.

Many people also use their garden shed as extra storage for a lot of belongings that don’t need to be indoors. But organising your garden shed is an essential task that can make caring for your garden that much easier. We have come up with a guide that will help you to organise your garden shed and get it back in order.

Remove the contents

The first thing that you should do when organising your shed is to remove the contents entirely to make the process easier. In doing so you can inspect the inside of your shed for any structural damage and work to repair it before the problem gets worse. Over the winter months it is likely that your shed could get damaged through extreme weather and it’s important to repair any problems quickly. Repairing a small leak when you first find it can help to make sure all of your belongings are kept safe in your garden shed.

Organise your belongings

There are a few things that you should remember when emptying your shed to make sure your belongings are kept in good condition;

  • Keep some tarpaulin sheeting handy in case it rains and your belongings get wet
  • Check your belongings for any water damage, as this might indicate a leak you missed
  • If you have any fabric or similar materials stored in your shed, check for pests

Once you have removed everything from your shed you can now start to organise your belongings into things that still have a use and things that can be thrown out. You can also use this as the perfect opportunity to give your shed a good clean out and remove any dust or dirt.

Make use of the space

One of the most common mistakes when it comes to storing things in your shed is that most people only use the floor space. By storing loads of items on the floor and piling things up, it makes it much more difficult to find what you’re actually looking for in your shed. One way that you can improve on this is by making use of the wall space and ceiling to suspend or hang items and free up some floor space. Pegboards are a terrific way to hang tools on your wall so that you make the most of the space inside your shed.

However, you might still not have enough space in your shed for all of the belongings that you want to store. Being able to find your belongings easily and access the items in your shed can make maintaining your garden much easier. If you have belongings that you don’t have space for but don’t want to get rid of, such as garden furniture or barbeques, then self storage could be the perfect solution. Easistore can provide the perfect self storage to meet your needs.