Sheds can be a great storage solution for those of us who need some extra space. But with improper care, this great storage solution could turn into a musty, cobweb-ridden cave where tools go to collect dust and be forgotten. From A-Shed USA, your local experts on storage sheds in Salt Lake City, here are our best tips for keeping your shed neat and organized.
Seeing Is Believing
It’s hard to keep your shed clean if it’s too dark to see anything. If your shed has no windows or electrical lighting, that might be part of the reason why clutter just seems to keep building up in your shed. Consider hiring a contractor to install electric wiring in your shed. Or, if you want to start completely fresh, most of our models at A-Shed USA allow for multiple windows of various shapes and sizes.
Making Use of the Walls
At A-Shed USA, our sheds come in multiple wall heights for a reason. To keep your shed clutter free, make use of all the vertical space at your disposal. Since so many tools are made of metal, an easy way to do this is with magnets. Simply attach a strong metal bar to the wall of your shed, and you’ll not only be taking advantage of more of your storage space, but you’ll also be able to quickly identify the tools you need. No more rooting around drawers and toolboxes. You can achieve a similar effect with a pegboard. Since a pegboard isn’t magnetic, you’ll need to acquire some pegs, but once you do, you have an easy way to keep your tools organized.
Also, don’t forget about the vertical space on the exterior of the shed. You can attach hooks to the side of the shed to hang outdoor items, such as garden hoses. Just be sure the items you store in this area can stand up to the elements. However, if you want to store things that aren’t waterproof on the outside of your shed, you build a supply cabinet out of scrap wood and attach it to the wall.
Storage Shelves and Drawers
Whether you like the convenience of buying pre-made shelves or you’re more of a do it yourself kind of person, shelves with drawers or bins will be a huge help when it comes to organizing your shed. You can buy or make bins, but you can also use old paint cans and gardening pots. Shelves and containers are the perfect solution for organizing gardening supplies, sports equipment, camping gear, and so much more.
If you have children, shelves are a great way to keep hazardous cleaners and pesticides out of reach. Additionally, you can put colorful storage bins on the lower shelves to keep outdoor toys all in one place.
If you’ve tried all these tips and your current shed still isn’t cutting it, A-Shed USA does more than sell storage sheds in Salt Lake City. Our experienced builders and engineers will expertly install a custom shed perfectly catered to your storage needs.