Too much space is never enough, at least when you have more garden tools than you know what to do with. Organization is key. And since a key part of organization is having plenty of room to store lawn and garden equipment, maximizing the amount of available square footage in your backyard shed will come incredibly in handy.
People rarely need to invest in bigger buildings (e.g. sheds, garages, homes, etc.) when it comes to getting more room, but since they don’t know to utilize space in an optimal way, this tends to be their first response.
Again, you can save yourself a whole lot of money by making the most of what you already have, because chances are you have more than you need right now. OK, now with that out of the way, let’s see how we can extract as many square feet out of your shed as possible.
Give Your Garden Shed The Gift of Storage Optimization
Use the walls and the ceiling – look around you, there is probably a ton of space being unutilized at the moment. When you limit yourself to storing tools on the ground, you’re in effect ignoring 80% of the shed’s potential capacity. Not counting the door, there are 4 additional surfaces you can use to hang hooks and mount overhead racks.
You’d be amazed to see how much floor space you can clear up by simply transferring everything off the ground. Pegboard sheets are a must-have for any shed, as they can be used to hang everything from hammers to shelves to hedge trimmers and more. Overhead storage is ideal for boxes and seasonal supplies.
Don’t forget the back of the shed doors – they might swing open, but that doesn’t mean you can’t mount stuff to their interior sides. Just make sure not to weigh the doors down too much, otherwise you risk straining the hinges. Remember, no surface goes to waste.
Get rid of what you don’t need – here’s a thought, throw away stuff that’s been sitting around for ages that you know you aren’t going to use. There’s no point in keeping idle supplies that are simply taking up space. Run through a thorough inspection of what you need and get rid of what you don’t. Simple as that. Trust us, you’ll feel a lot better if you do. Minimalism is the fine art of storage optimization.
Not only will you save money by keeping the shed you already have, you also won’t need to worry about spending hours looking for tools when you need them.