Garden sheds are often the place where all landscaping equipment is stored, and they can often be cluttered and unorganized. Fortunately, making the most of the space available doesn't have to be difficult. Use the following guide to learn how to use your garden shed as efficiently as possible.
Use the Overhead Space Efficiently
There are often open beams in the ceilings of garden sheds. Place a piece of plywood above the beams on one side of the shed. You can then fill large plastic bins with items that you do not use often and place the bins on the plywood. Label the bins so you can find the items you need when you need them. This keeps the less needed items out of the way so they do not clutter your shed.
Make the Most of Wall Space
Pegboards can easily be installed to the sides of the interior of the garden shed. The boards have small holes in them that metal hooks fit into so that small items can be hung on the hooks and organized so you can avoid tripping over them as you come in and out of the shed. Tools, such as shovels, rakes, and hoes can be hung from the hooks, as well, so that they are out of the way. It is important to make sure that you look at the hooks to make sure that they are strong enough to hold the item that you plan to hang. Typically, the thicker the hook is, the more strength it will have.
Vertical Storage Is Easy to Create
Shelves can be placed in the back of the shed to provide you with space to store fertilizer, bird feed, and even bags of manure. These items need to be kept off the floor because they can take up a lot of the floor space. The shelves allow you to stack the bags on top of one another so that they are up and off the floor, but not so far out of the way that you cannot get easy access to them when you need them. Any shelving system can be used for storing the bagged items because it will be in your shed where only you will see it.
If you use these simple organizational techniques, you will always be able to find what you need when you need it. The shed will stay organized and you will never buy things that you do not need because you will always know what you already have. The supplies needed to complete the project can easily be found at any home improvement supply store, such as N.Z. Cramer & Son Inc | Building Supplies, in the building supply section.