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8 Clever Storage Ideas for Your Shed

Without proper organization, your shed, barn, or garage can quickly become a cluttered mess. These tips help ensure there's a place for everything, so you can keep everything in its place!
  • Hose hanger

    Turn a sturdy bucket into a hose storage center by simply screwing it to the wall as shown. Wrap hoses around the outside, and use the inside for storing sprayer attachments. Use this handy tip both inside your sheds and outside next to spigots.

    Date Published: August 12, 2015
    Date Updated: January 3, 2019
  • A place for tape

    Where's the duct tape? Why can't I ever find the electrical tape? Get your tape organized with this easy DIY dispenser! It can be made from scraps of wood and PVC, and it holds multiple rolls of tape to keep you organized. Make one for the garage, the shop, and even the craft room! What a great gift for a handyman or woman! Click below for instructions on how to make this clever project.

    Date Published: August 12, 2015
    Date Updated: January 3, 2019
  • Dana Owens Sampson

    Put pallets to use

    Dana Owens Sampson shared this photo on the Facebook page of our sister site, Women in Ag. She simply attached upright pallets to the wall in her barn, creating a perfect place to keep long-handled tools. She added hooks to the front to hold trimmers and other hand tools. "My husband gave me a funny look when I told him what I wanted to do with these pallets," she says. "Then when we were done he liked it! It works great; no more tripping on them."

    Date Published: August 12, 2015
    Date Updated: January 3, 2019
  • Tuck-away table

    Sometimes you need a flat surface for working in your shed or garage, but tables take up valuable floor space. This is a great solution! Use hinges to attach a piece of plywood to the wall as shown. It can fold up and hook to the wall so it's out of the way when not in use, and when you need it, simply unhook and fold down. Attach a folding leg or legs for support, or even use a sawhorse. This is a great idea for bedrooms, craft rooms, and any room where you might need a table from time to time. You could even attach one to the outside of your building for instant outdoor workspace.

    Date Published: August 12, 2015
    Date Updated: January 3, 2019
  • Double-duty doors

    This system really makes the most of this space! Pegboard is fantastic for keeping hand tools organized, but if you have a lot of tools to hang, you need a lot of wall space. These swinging pegboard panels act both as tool organizers and cupboard doors for the storage space behind. 

    Date Published: August 12, 2015
    Date Updated: January 3, 2019
  • Furniture storage

    Add sturdy hooks (bicycle hooks work great) to the outside of your garage or shed, and hang folding patio furniture when not in use. This is a great way to keep extra folding chairs handy, so you don't have to go digging in the shed for them when company comes.

    Date Published: August 12, 2015
    Date Updated: January 3, 2019
  • Wasted space

    This clever homeowner built a simple shelf over a shed window using brackets and an old door. This otherwise wasted space is not the perfect place to store out-of-season supplies. In the winter, it holds patio furniture cushions. In the warmer months, it holds the furniture covers.

    Date Published: August 12, 2015
    Date Updated: January 3, 2019
  • Keep track of time

    Dry-erase calendars with magnetic or bulletin boards are must-haves for the kitchen and office, but they come in really handy in the shed or barn as well. Use them to keep track of when seeds should be planted, when calves were born, when shots were given, and other important dates. 

    Date Published: August 12, 2015
    Date Updated: January 3, 2019

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