Storage Solutions: How to Organize Your Storage Shed

A storage shed from Heritage Building Co. provides a great way to elevate your home storage game. An organized shed can help you maximize the space, allowing you to store a variety of items in an orderly fashion. However, a shed can quickly become overrun with clutter and disorganization if it is not managed correctly. To ensure that your shed remains organized, try implementing some of these storage solutions from our storage experts at Heritage Building Co. to keep everything neat and easy to find.

Label Your Boxes and Shelves

Labeling each box and shelf in the shed will help you keep track of where items are stored, saving you time when looking for something specific. Use stickers or labels with descriptions of what is inside or group items together (e.g., tools, camping supplies) to make it easier to find what you’re looking for. If you’re not feeling artistic, you can create and print labels online. Try using fun colors and fonts to add your own personal touch.

Designate a Space for Everything

Organizing your storage shed can be made simpler if you designate an area or shelf in the shed specifically for certain items. This will help you stay organized and make it easier to find things when needed. For example, you could use one shelf for tools, another shelf for camping equipment, and another shelf for sports equipment.

Use Hooks and Baskets

Utilizing hooks and baskets is a great way to keep items off of the floor while still taking advantage of vertical space. Hang tools such as rakes, shovels, brooms, and hoes on the wall in an organized manner, and store items like gloves, sports equipment, and gardening tools in easy-to-reach baskets. If you have to store certain items higher up, keep a foldable step stool nearby so you can access them without having to climb a ladder.

Utilize Shelving and Drawers

Shelving is an easy way to organize the shed, making it easier to find items that may be stored in different areas. Use drawers or bins on the shelves to store small objects such as screws, nails, bolts, and other hardware. You can also use shelving to store larger items like gardening tools, lawnmower engines, clothing, or sports equipment. Shelving is a great way to maximize a smaller space, giving you the ability to store more without taking up too much floor space.

Organize Cords and Hoses

Cords and hoses can quickly become a tangled mess if they are not stored properly—which can also be a major tripping hazard. You don’t want to be scouring through a pile of cords whenever you’re looking for one specific item. Hang cords on the walls using pegboards, hooks, or other hangers to keep them out of the way and easy to access. For hoses, use a hose reel or wall mountable rack to neatly store them away when not in use.

Install Shelving Units

Shelving units can provide easy access to larger items such as containers of fertilizer and extra paint cans. Be sure to measure the length and depth of the space before purchasing a unit so that it fits perfectly. You can also install baskets or drawers on the shelving units, allowing you to store smaller items and keep everything organized. Floating shelves are also great for adding additional storage space without taking up too much room in the shed.

Try Drawer Organizers

Drawer organizers allow you to divide up items that you may have stored in one drawer. This will help keep everything neat and tidy so you can easily find what you’re looking for. This can be especially helpful for small, easy-to-lose items like screws, nails, and other hardware. Drawer organizers are typically very inexpensive and can be purchased at most hardware or home improvement stores.

Build Your Storage Shed Today

These storage solutions from Heritage Building Co. are easy to implement and will help you keep your shed organized for years to come. With some simple organizing solutions, your shed can become an efficient, organized space that is easy to access and maintain. Ready to get started? Contact Heritage Building Co. today to learn more about our storage solutions and how we can help you build the perfect storage shed.