A shed can be a valuable asset for a modern home. It’s also a place where you might make space for hobbies, as well as a place to store all of the items that you might not have room for in the garage – most often tools and gardening equipment.
If you’re looking to store things in your shed, you’ll want to make sure that you make the most efficient possible use of the space. There are a number of different ways in which this might be done, and by employing several of them, you’ll be able to get pretty incredible results. Let’s consider a few of the more effective measures.
Before you do anything else, it’s worth first taking stock of what actually needs to find a home in your shed, and what can be safely thrown away. By getting rid of clutter at the start, you’ll have a much easier and less stressful time when you come to organise your shed.
Without realising, we can often use the shed as a place to remove items we no longer want or need but can’t get rid of. Getting out of this mindset can help with decluttering your shed.
When you have a shelving system in place, you’ll find it much, much easier to locate smaller items when you’re in a hurry. To make the best possible use of the space, you might get your shelving made-to-measure and fixed to the wall. Bear in mind a few safety concerns when you’re designing your shelves.
First, if there are small children or pets in the house, fixing the wall will ensure that the shelves won’t fall on them, even if they do decide to climb on them. Second, you’ll want to make sure that you aren’t storing anything heavy on the top shelves. Reserve that for spare pipe-cladding, cardboard, and the like.
A system of shallow drawers is great for drill bits, screws, nuts, bolts, and fastenings. You don’t need to come up with anything super-impressive; the savings you’ll make on time and mental energy are more than worth it in the long term. You can divide the interior of your drawers with simple dividers, which you can make using simple materials like cardboard.
If you’re planning on replacing drawers inside your home, consider giving them a new lease of life in your shed to utilise as storage.
Your tools can hang on the wall of the shed, where they can be easily accessed and put away. Smaller tools that need to be used regularly can be stored away in a tool box, ready for use when you need them. Brooms, spades, power-drills: they can all be conveniently hung with the aid of a suitable pegboard.
Have a Secure Storage
Dangerous substances and items should be kept under lock and key in a secure solution or stored out of reach of children. If multiple people are going to be going through your shed, then it is worth clearly labelling which containers are stuffed with hazardous chemicals and the like.