The fi rst step to any organizing project is to take
everything out of the shed and determine just
what needs to go back in. Items that do not belong in
the shed should be moved to their rightful locations
or tossed in the trash if they’re no longer needed.
Make a pile of anything that will be kept, a separate
one for donations and a third for garbage.
Now that the entire shed is empty, you can assess just
how much room you have. Utilizing vertical and overhead
space eff ectively can free up areas on the fl oor
for larger equipment.
Shelving, racks, pegboards and any other materials
that enable you to hang or store items off the fl oor
are good investments. Extra kitchen cabinets can be
installed in the shed to organize additional items.
In order to remember where items go, label or sort
them accordingly. Some people like to take organization
a step further by tracing the outline of tools hung
on the wall so they can be placed back in the same
spot aft er use.
Don’t forget to utilize shed doors as additional storage
space. Hang frequently used tools, such as rakes and
shovels, on the inside of the doors so they will always
be easily accessible.
You also can repurpose storage solutions designed for
other areas of the home. For example, magnetic knife
holders can be mounted to a shed wall to keep paintbrushes
organized. Th ese holders also can be used to
keep many small metal tools tidy.
Keep dangerous substances off the fl oor and out of
reach. Gasoline, chemical fertilizers and other potentially
dangerous substances should be stored high up
to keep pets and children safe.
Make sure the shed fl oor is sturdy and level. Th is
makes it easier to neatly store larger items. Roll in
the lawnmower, wheelbarrow and any other cumbersome
items. Now that more things are mounted
vertically, you should fi nd that you have more area
to move around.
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