Storage Secrets for Your Garden Shed

Keep all your tools easy to find and displayed with style using our guide to organizing your storage shed.

There’s no doubt about it — a well-organized tool shed can save you time, energy, and money: You won’t waste 10 minutes looking for that trowel. You won’t be frustrated moving the wheelbarrow and that extra bag of potting soil out of the way so you can get to your lawn mower. And you won’t spend extra money to buy a set of gloves because you can’t find yours. Read our tips for making your garden shed shine.

Help for Hoses

If you’ve ever tripped on a coiled-up hose, you know what a pain they can be. Make your garden hose easy to find and get it out from underfoot by wrapping it on a large hook.

Here’s a hint: Select large hooks with a steep angle to help hold the hose in place.

Keep Hand Tools Handy

Long-handled tools are best stored where they’re out of the way but still accessible. Attaching a sturdy tool hanger to the inside of your shed’s door frees up the walls for shelves and a potting bench.

Store More in Your Outdoor Shed

See how you can make your shed a multi-functional space with adjustable shelves, a double-duty bar cart, and more!

Invest in Shelves

In tight quarters where there’s never quite enough light, open metal shelvingthat lets the sun filter through is an ideal choice. Adjustable shelves give flexibility to match shelf height to tools.

Kill the Clutter

Having a great set of shelves doesn’t do much good if your stuff just ends up piled up on them. Take the organization one step farther by using plastic or metal bins to stash your stuff.