Summer is here, and it’s the perfect time to declutter your shed and tidy anything you’ll need to access during gardening season. It doesn’t take much for shed clutter to get out of control, but don’t worry, we can help with that.
Follow our top 5 garden shed storage ideas to get your shed in tip-top shape. And remember, organizing your shed will save you lots of time and energy in the long run!
Organizing Your Garden Shed for Optimal Shed Tool Storage
BEFORE YOU START…
Before you start organizing your shed, it’s a good idea to clear it out and get rid of anything you don’t need. You’ll be surprised by how much storage space this will free up!
Then pick up a couple of VELCRO® Brand EASY HANG™ Straps Straps. Maximize storage space in your shed and make use of your wall space as much as possible. VELCRO® Brand EASY HANG™ Straps are great for hanging large, bulky items on the wall.
Tip 1: Hang Hose Pipes & Extension Cords
Garden hose pipes can take up lots of space in your shed, especially if they’re left unraveled on the floor. Use this clever hose storage idea to keep them organized all year round.
Wrap up your hose pipe with a VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Garden Tie, and then hang it on the wall with a VELCRO® Brand EASY HANG™ Strap. This will keep it out of the way while you’re not using it.
Tip 2: Use Vertical Space to Hang Wheelbarrows
Every gardener needs a wheelbarrow, but they’re a pain in the neck to store without taking up floor space in your shed. Solve this problem by hanging it off the wall with a large VELCRO® Brand EASY HANG™ Strap (they’re strong enough to hold up to 300 pounds!)
Tip 3: Prep and Conveniently Store Yard Tools
Instead of just placing your hoe, shovel, rake, or cultivators in a corner or in a bucket, take a minute to give them a good look over.
With a wire brush, remove dirt and rust from the metal blades of your garden tools. Inspect wooden handles for breaks and treat them with linseed oil to keep them fresh. Sharpen the edges of hoes, shovels, and pruners now so you’ll be ready to use them. Once you’ve prepped your tools, hang them up using this yard tool storage idea!
Hang your tools on the wall for easy access. Use VELCRO® Brand EASY HANG™ Straps to keep your yard tools clean and accessible. That way, you’ll never lose them again!
Tip 4: Store Your Watering Can Above the Doorframe
Picking a spot for your watering can be tricky, but we recommend right above the door frame so that you can grab it and go! Attach the VELCRO® Brand Industrial Strength Fastener to the watering can and the spot where you would like to hang it on the wall. This easy tool shed organization idea is a great way to prevent clutter.
And before you hang it, be sure to inspect your watering cans for leaks and clean out the insides by rinsing them with water.
Tip 5: Keep Garden Stakes Together
Finally, keep all garden stakes and cages together with this garden tool storage idea! Collect your stakes and wrap them together using VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Ties! This will keep them neatly in one place.
And that’s it! Your garden shed will be in pristine condition with these shed storage ideas! Tag @VELCROBrand on Instagram if you try out any of our garden tool organization tips! Or for more gardening advice, stay on our blog!