Gardening is a huge project to undertake, and thus it needs an equally as huge space to keep all of your resources and tools. And yet, there’s usually only a couple of square feet you can dedicate to keeping your equipment in or building a shed. It’s frustrating and messy, and you don’t want all your hard work to go to waste because you’ve got a rake and a hoe lying on the lawn. So you need to capitalise on every inch of storage space you have; here’s some good ways on how to do so.
Install Some Shelves
So you’ve looked into the amount of sheds out there that would fit your needs, all with slight variations on the wood they use. You confidently spend your money, but now you’ve got to actually fit everything in there. Your tools, your seeds, errant plant pots, tray planters maybe, whatever it is you’d like to use in your upcoming summer garden. It sounds stressful already doesn’t it?
To help put a quick fix on it, install some shelves inside your new shed. Not only are you going to be organised a lot more, but your space is also going to look a lot better: your seeds, pots, and other smaller items will all fit here in an orderly manner. You can easily grab your most needed items when you place them on the middle shelves, and lay the bigger pieces down on the floor, even tuck the lawn mower under there.
Have a Separate Rack for Bigger Tools
Clear a bit of space either at the back or front of your shed, as you can either have easy access or pass through all the shelves to maximise on the time you spend in your shed, and install a garden tool rack. This is where you can hang your shovels and rakes etc. to keep them from getting strewn all over the place. They are your most cumbersome pieces after all, and with a handy rack you can keep them right out of the way.
Don’t Forget Your Ceiling
If your storage space has a sturdy enough roof to hang boxes off of it, use this to your advantage. This is a particularly good method for the garage: keep full use of the space and drive the car in and out without having to move boxes every time.
For anything you want to keep right out of the way, such as the snail pellets or the rat poison, stick them up here. If you have kids they won’t be able to reach, and both these kinds of products won’t be exposed to any adverse weather conditions. Sheds don’t always hold up against those after all, and they can get quite humid (and moist!) on the inside as well.
Making the most of your garden storage requires a bit of critical thinking and some home solutions, so get your hammer and nails out. Plywood can fix up a lot of organization after all.