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Easy Guide to Maximising Storage Space in Your Shed

22 March 2023

Organisation Tips and Tricks

A shed can be a valuable addition to any backyard, providing extra storage space and workspace for homeowners. However, without proper organisation and storage solutions, a shed can quickly become cluttered and difficult to navigate. Here are our tips and tricks for maximising storage space in your shed or garage and keeping it organised.

1. Purge Unnecessary Items

Before you begin organising your shed, take some time to go through your belongings and determine what you actually need and what can be thrown away or donated. This can help you reduce clutter and free up valuable storage space.


2. Use Vertical Space

One of the most effective ways to maximise storage space in your shed is by using vertical space. Install shelving units or use hooks to hang items on the walls or ceiling of your shed. This can free up floor space and provide easy access to frequently used items.


3. Group Similar Items Together

Organise your belongings by category and group similar items together. This can make it easier to find what you need and prevent items from getting lost in the clutter.


4. Label Everything

Labelling boxes, bins, and shelves can help you quickly identify what's inside and keep your shed organised. Use clear plastic containers or colour-coded labels to make it easy to find what you're looking for.


5. Utilise Storage Containers

Storage containers can be a great way to keep your belongings organised and protected from dust and moisture. Use stackable bins or crates to store items like seasonal decorations or camping gear.


6. Install a Pegboard

A pegboard is a versatile storage solution that can be used to hang tools, small items, and other accessories. Install a pegboard on one wall of your shed and use hooks and hangers to organise your tools and supplies.


7. Invest in a Workbench

A workbench can provide a dedicated workspace and storage for your tools and supplies. Look for a workbench with built-in storage drawers and cabinets to maximise storage space.


8. Use Underutilised Space

Don't forget to use underutilised space like the area above your door or under your workbench. Install shelves or hooks in these areas to store items like paint cans or gardening tools.


9. Consider Adjustable Shelving

Adjustable shelving can provide flexibility and adaptability to your storage solutions. Look for shelves that can be easily repositioned or adjusted to fit your changing needs.


10. Create a Maintenance Routine

Once your shed is organised, create a maintenance routine to keep it that way. Set aside time every month to go through your belongings, toss out any unnecessary items, and reorganise as needed.

Having a shed for storage is an excellent investment for any homeowner. With proper planning, organization and maintenance, a shed can provide ample place to store outdoor equipment, gardening tools, and other household items, freeing up valuable space in your home.

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