Many people today own metal sheds or some type of garden shed at home. These sheds are a great option for extra storage and can help to control clutter in the home and store outdoor tools and accessories. However, a metal shed should not be used as a dumping place for all of your junk and clutter. It should be an organized place to store your tools and supplies so that you can get the most out of the storage it offers while easily being able to find whatever you store when you need it. An organized shed will be more beneficial to you than a metal shed full of things you simply don’t want to keep in your home, that get dumped in a pile but that you can never quite figure out what’s in there.
If you have a metal garden shed, metal tool shed, or any other type of shed for that matter, that’s a good first step in getting yourself organized. Now, you can get on with organizing the shed itself a bit to make it more useful. If you have yet to purchase a metal shed, then you should keep these tips in mind so that you can utilize them when you do get your new shed.
Here are 3 Tips to Organizing Your Metal Shed:
Put up a pegboard in your shed. A pegboard is a great way to organize tools and equipment. All you need is a pegboard in the appropriate size to fit the metal shed wall, and then you can paint it if you want in the color of your choice. Next, add some holders and hooks to the pegboard and you will have a handy place to store all of your tools, such as brooms, garden rakes, dustpans, garden hoses, and whatever else that you need storing and organizing. Some metal sheds come with their own pegboards or storing system that you can hang up on the wall for the same purpose, so if so, you may choose to purchase the accessories directly from the shed manufacturer.
Place a magnetic knife holder in your shed. A magnetic knife holder can be a great place to hang up your small metal tools, and other things like paintbrushes and scissors that have metal handles. You can easily get a magnetic knife holder from home improvement stores. Then just mount this to your shed wall and you’re all set.
Add a shelf to hold some small jars or organizing bins. Sometimes we have small items that are unceremoniously dumped into one big container, like nails. Looking for a specific nail can be tough in a bin full of assorted nails. This problem will be a thing of the past if you organize your nails into glass or canning jars. If you don’t want to spend extra money on organizers and need some really small jars, baby food jars work well. Placed on a shelf in your shed, you can easily find what you’re looking for. If you prefer, you can even screw the top lip of the jar to the bottom of the shelf and the jars can hang from the shelf. Then just unscrew the jar from the lid to get to what’s inside.
These are just three simple ways to organize the interior of your metal garden shed. There are many other ways that you can try out to utilize every inch of your shed and maximize its capabilities, but this is a good step in the right direction to get you started on organizing some of the smaller items that often seem to disappear amongst the larger ones when they all wind up in a shed together.