If you are looking to organize your outside spaces then you need to consider the purpose of the shed, to ensure the need for any items stored in the shed.
It is important, as with any organization project, to get rid of the rubbish in the beginning, only then are you able to access the remaining items in the shed and the storage requirements.
List the items that you are likely to store here from garden tools to children’s toys and think about the best way to access the items and to ensure they each have a home.
An organized shed is a great way to save money, how many times have you looked for an item that you know you own and yet can’t find because of clutter? Organizing the shed can reduce unnecessary expenses.
Tips for shed organization
- Remove rubbish
- Empty contents first and assess the space required
- Hooks or nails to hang garden tools will ensure they have their own home and reducing floor clutter.
- Shelves are great for storing items; collect like items together on shelves.
- Board lining the wall is great for individual tools, labelling the space ensures the right tool goes back in the correct space.
If you just have a few basic tools for DIY projects there is little need for a toolbox, wall storage is less bulky and takes up less space. Toolboxes tend to store the miscellaneous items from a project. If you have spares put them into separate storage areas and label what the items are, making it easier if you ever need to find a replacement item. However, it is important that you are not storing rubbish that you are never likely to use.
For example, screws that come with furniture, yet you prefer your own, means you don’t need to keep the cheap version “just in case”, because they will never get used.
Understanding why you are hoarding items that you will never use, is often from a desire not to waste things; but sometimes there comes a point when you have accumulated too many items and the area becomes cluttered and unmanageable. Looking at the items you have and the jobs that you need to do, it is important to decide about the items stored in your shed. Don’t throw everything away, they might be useful but there is a point where you have to know what items are useful and what is just storing junk.
A shed that’s organized well, where items have a home, is less likely to require an item disposed of. If you can organize a system that ensures the shed looks tidy, then you are not going to need to dispose of untidy or unorganized items that you might want in the future.
Therefore, by recognising how important it is to have organization, even in a garden shed, it can reduce the need for throwing items away. It can make finding the items that you want easy and reducing the need to buy multiple items because of a lack of organization.