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  • Writer's pictureMJ

4 must-haves for an organized shed

Soon the calendar will tell me it’s fall, and many of us will turn our attention to tidying up the yard before the cold winds begin to blow the fallen leaves around. Those crisp fall days are perfect for pre-snow projects in the garage and yard. But one area that is often overlooked is the garden shed. But now is the best time to prep your shed for spring. Don’t dread the shed, get it in order before the snow flies and the sleet starts tapping at your window. Here are my must-haves for an organized shed:

  1. Shelving. Nothing is worse than opening the door to piles of buckets, bags, tools, and pots covered in dust and spider webs. Get items off the floor with a simple shelf or wall-mounted adjustable shelving. Using your vertical space will keep items safe and in full view.

  2. Tool rack. Storing tall tools like brooms, shovels, and trimmers on the wall will take up less precious floor space and keep them from becoming a jumbled mess. Tool racks come in many sizes so make sure to measure the space before purchasing anything.

  3. Tool bag or caddy. A portable tool bag for clippers, gloves, seeds, spray bottles, and more, is a must have for any gardener. Choose one that will fit on a shelf, keeping it safe from a moist floor over the winter.

  4. Heavy-duty bins. Plastic bins with tight-fitting lids are great for storing potting soil, bird seed, hand tools, extra hats and gloves, and more. And for keeping little critters out.

With these four storage solutions in place there will be no hesitation when opening the post-winter shed door.

Do you need some assistance organizing your garage or shed? Contact me at (608) 345-1836 or to learn how a professional organizer can help.


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