5 Tips for Organizing Your Shed

Figuring out how to organize the inside of a shed requires a bit of forethought. Picture what the inside of your shed looks like right now. Are you able to walk from the front to the back without a problem? Storage and garden sheds can quickly fill to the brim with outdoor clutter that’s hard to find or access — lawnmowers, tools, rakes, shovels, etc. 

With an open, clean and organized shed, you can store items more efficiently to find what you need when you need it. Here’s a list of shed organization tips, hacks and ideas to help you organize your shed.

Use a Magnetic Bar for Tools

When it comes to storage shed organization, one of the first questions you’ll want to tackle is: How do you keep your tools organized? 

A great way to organize tools in any type of shed is by making use of a magnetic bar. This storage shed organization hack has long been used to store standard tools, and it’s ideal for storing gardening tools, too. Make sure to choose a magnetic bar that is strong enough to hold the tools you’re looking to organize.

Use Open Shelving

When you’re left with limited space in a storage shed, it’s important to figure out how to make the most out of every inch. By modifying your shed’s walls by installing shelves, you can utilize more space to free up your floor and make your shed feel more spacious than it is. 

Want DIY shelves for your storage shed? To build sturdy shelves, cut plywood to fit the surface area. To store more items, make the shelves deeper or construct shelves from floor to ceiling.

Use Hanging Jar Organizers

Nails, screws, tacks and bolts are essential items every tool shed needs, but those tiny pieces of hardware can easily get lost in the shuffle and sometimes end up on the floor, where you could potentially step on them. To keep them organized, in place and out of the way, install a hanging jar system. 

We’ve all heard the hype surrounding Mason jars, but any jar with a screw top lid should work for this shed organization DIY project. To create this system, fill each jar with your small pieces and attach the lid to the bottom of a shelf. To access the nails and screws, unscrew the jar and lower it carefully.

Rent a Storage Unit

Renting a storage unit to store extra belongings in your kitchen is one of the best ways to clear space in your shed and organize your tools. If you only need to store a few items, you can rent a 5 by 5 feet storage unit. If you need more space, you can rent a 5 by 10 feet storage unit, or bigger.

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Use Wire Shelving

Still looking for different shed organization ideas? Consider wire shelving for your garden shed instead of wooden shelves. Wire shelves let the light through, making it easier to find items in spaces where you might not have enough light. You’ll likely have some level of moisture if your storage area is located outside, so wire shelving might be a great option as it stands up to water better than wooden shelves.