Organizing Garden Sheds – Four tips and ideas for easily organizing a garden storage shed
If you’re like many garden lovers, you tend to accumulate a lot of supplies for your hobby over the years. And this is why garden storage sheds can be so handy. Even if you don’t have an outdoor shed large enough to use for a big greenhouse, you can still organize smaller sheds to make the most out of it for your gardening supplies and activities. So let’s look at a few organizing tips.
1. Hang up tools. If your garden shed is small, you can get more out of the limited space you have by hanging items from the ceiling or walls. Hang your longer gardening tools such as rakes, shovels and hoes on the wall, then hang extra pots and containers from hooks in the ceiling.
2. Put in shelves. Having shelves in your garden shed will give you a small area to do everyday gardening maintenance such as repotting plants, mixing compost into soil, and starting garden seeds. Try to have one shelf that’s large enough to use for table top activities, then put in several more above which can be used for sitting smaller items on and keeping your garden magazines, books and journals organized.
3. Use storage bins. Storage bins are excellent organizers to use in a garden shed, because they come in a variety of sizes and can be used for a wide variety of things. Put storage bins under your small potting table for instance, to hold extra soil and compost. Store spring or fall bulbs in storage bins, and even store your plant stakes in small storage bins too.
4. Use planters for small storage. One of the things most garden lovers have is plenty of extra pots and containers. And even some of the smallest of these can be used to store a variety of things. Use the small starter plant containers to hold seed packets, organized by type. One could have vegetable seeds for instance, while another holds seeds for annual flowers, and a third holds perennial flower seeds. Alternatively you could group your seed packets together based on the soil and sunlight conditions needed for them to grow.
Larger pots and containers can hold small trowels and shovels, or mulch materials such as bark and sawdust. Some containers can even hold landscaping materials such as small stones.