5 Shed Organization Hacks to Maximize Your Space

Feel like you’re playing a game of Jenga each time you retrieve something from your shed? Find yourself buying an item you’ve already purchased, just because you can’t remember where you put it? It sounds like you’re in need of some shed organization hacks.

1. Use a hanging shoe organizer, but not for shoes

If you’ve spent any amount of time on Pinterest, you’ve probably had a glimpse at the variety of ways people use shoe organizers for storage. They’re easy to install and move, fit a number of items, and you can’t beat the price point (about $10-$15 on Amazon). Bonus points if you get a clear organizer that allows you to see smaller items that don’t stick out the top.

Here some items commonly found in sheds that could be kept in a shoe organizer:

  • Hand pruners
  • Lawn and hedge shears
  • Garden knives
  • Hammers
  • Rags
  • Rope or string
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Screws
  • Nails
  • Shop vacuum
  • Extension cords
  • Plant seeds
  • Wrenches
  • Paper towels
  • Pens, pencils, markers, notepads
  • Work gloves
  • Garden trowels
  • Even create a hanging garden with small plants
Shoe Organizer Storage

Adding labels above each pouch might be helpful if you have items that look similar. Image courtesy of Housebeautiful.com

2. Sort small items in Mason jars

Little did the inventors of Mason jars know, back in the 1800’s, that they would someday go from canning jars to chic decor. Alas, you can now find endless pages on home decor with Mason jars front and center. It should come as no surprise that you can incorporate this trend in your shed too!

Mason Jar Storage

Find a slab of wood with some character and attach your mason jars to it to create useful wall decor. Image courtesy of Modern Mom Life

Not very crafty? You don’t need to get a saw or glue out to organize with Mason jars. Pick up a box of them at your local hardware store, or Walmart, and fill them with your odds and ends. Just having small items sorted in similar containers will enhance the aesthetics of your shed and save your sanity next time you’re hunting for a nail or screw.

3. Make the most of your wall space with utility hooks

Nobody puts baby in the corner, and nobody should put lawn chairs in the corner either. Give those lawn chairs a proper home by hanging them up. Sturdy hooks can hold all sorts of larger items in your shed and maximize vertical storage potential.

4. Utilize drawer organizers

Drawer organizers can be used for more than storing silverware in your kitchen. Pop one of those plastic bad boys in a drawer and you can bid farewell to the days of drawer rummaging.

5. Hang up rakes and shovels

Gardening Tool Storage

Image courtesy of Flickr user Andrea_44

It doesn’t take too much creativity to think of hanging shovels, but have you done it yet? If your rakes, shovels, and garden hoes are leaning against the wall, not only does it look sloppy, but you may also have an accident waiting to happen. We can all learn a valuable lesson from Sideshow Bob on The Simpsons.

For more hacks, check out our post Organization & Storage Ideas For Your Storage Shed. Do you have a unique shed organization hack? Post a photo on our Facebook page and we may feature you in our blog!

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