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Top Tips to Declutter Your Shed


An outdoor shed can serve many purposes. Not only used to house your lawnmower, weed whacker and other handy lawn tools, it can also be used to store bikes, pool accessories, sports equipment, and cushions for outdoor furniture. For garden enthusiasts, it’s a hub of activity where seeds germinate, beautiful planters are created and where gardening essentials like pruning shears, rakes, shovels, hoes, pots and gardening gloves are stored. But, if your shed is a mess of wasted space full of unwanted items, these tips may help.


Install Adjustable Shelving

Maximize the use of space by adding adjustable shelves to the walls of your shed. This will not only give you a place to organize small items but allow you the flexibility of changing the shelf height to accommodate items of different sizes.

Add Some Storage Drawers

Drawers are a great way to organize all the small stuff kicking around your shed, like twine, gardening gloves, nails and golf tees. Get organized by designating each drawer for a specific purpose. One or two for gardening, one for tools and another for sports equipment.

Hang a Pegboard

A pegboard is a common yet underutilized way to organize your shed. Often used in the basement or garage, a pegboard keeps items easily accessible and takes up no additional space. You can get quite creative with all the different pegboard accessories available.

Use a Tool Hanger

Instead of leaning tall tools like a broom, mop, shovel, hoe or rake in the corner of your shed, why not install a wall-mounted tool hanger? Not only will it keep broom bristles intact, but they are also easy to use and help to eliminate floor clutter.

Consider Overhead Storage Solutions

If you have the space, hanging items from the ceiling is another option. Tangled cords and hoses are less of a tripping hazard hanging from the ceiling. Hang your wheelbarrow or bike to open up floor space.


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