Organising Your Shed
Friday, 22 January 2021 | Lewis
With most of us spending more time at home right now, you may have taken up a few hobbies in recent months. One such pastime which is becoming more and more popular is gardening. Whether you’ve become a green-fingered pro or you just enjoy pottering, gardening can be a good stress reliever and a great way to help make your outdoor space more enjoyable.
If you have taken up a spot of gardening over the lockdown, you may have felt that a shed was a worthwhile purchase. Shed’s can be a great place for keeping all your gardening and DIY gear in one place, but they can quickly become disorganised, what with all the odds and ends you throw in there.
To prevent your shed from becoming a dumping ground, we’ve put together some easy to follow organisation tips on keeping your shed in ship shape!
Have A Clear Out
Before you begin organising your shed, start with a clear out. There may be things in there which you don’t use or no longer need. Getting rid of things which are no longer wanted will help create more space for the items you do use.
When it comes to sheds, shelving is key to keeping your equipment and tools well organised. Freestanding shelves are great if you have bulky items or need a place to keep storage boxes. If you are short on floor space, consider wall mounted designs. Either way, both are great options for shed storage.
If you are building your own freestanding shelving unit, ensure it is sturdy enough to hold your desired equipment and be sure to properly test it out before placing it in your shed.
Utilising your wall space is essential if you have a small shed. Installing hooks and racks is a great use of walls for storage, especially for items which are awkward to store such as rakes and hoes. This way, you can keep items off the floor and at eye level, making them easier to retrieve.
Top Tip - Add hooks to the back of the shed door. Another great use of space which won’t take up floor space!
Hoses and Pipes
It can be easy for hoses and pipes to become tangled. To help keep them organised, follow our tip above and use wall hooks. This will allow you to wrap the hose around the hook, preventing it from getting tangled and messy.
Installing a pegboard can be great for tool storage. They allow your tools to be easily identifiable whilst keeping them organised, plus it makes use of your wall space too. A similar alternative is a slatwall or a gridwall. Simply add hooks where necessary and use to hold a variety of tools and gardening equipment.
Small items such as screws and bolts can be a nightmare to keep organised. For small part storage, recycle old jars and use these to keep all your bits and pieces separated and easy to identify.
If you are using jars, shelving, boxes or containers, then be sure to label these areas with the contents inside. This way, you know exactly where everything is without having to sift through your entire shed to fit what you’re looking for.
Organising Your Equipment
When it comes to placing your equipment, be sure to keep your everyday items or most used items within easy reach. Your lesser used items can be put away either on high shelving or behind other storage items, which will help make better use of the space you have.
Maintaining Your Shed
Over time, a shed can become worn due to the outdoor elements. If your shed is in need of some TLC, consider our recycled plastic cladding. Our V Cladding is ideal for shed refurbishment, made from our hard wearing recycled plastic, with the look and feel of real wood. Our plastic cladding for sheds requires zero maintenance and is designed to last a lifetime, making it a superb choice for sheds and other out-buildings.
To see our cladding in action, check out our case study video below.
For more information on the benefits of our shed cladding or any of our products, be sure to take a look through our extensive catalogue of materials. We supply a wide range of recycled plastic garden furniture, landscaping supplies and more.