As cooler weather sets in, it may be tempting to retreat indoors, but it’s worth taking some time to clean your tools and organize your shed before winter sets in. Here are just a few of the benefits:
- Organizing your garden tools now will allow easy access + a quick start come springtime. TWEET THIS
- Your tools, outdoor cushions, hoses, and anything else you use in the garden will last much longer if they’re cleaned and stored properly, saving you money as well as the time it takes to go out and buy replacements.
- While you’re organizing your shed, you can make sure your snow shovels and other winter tools are in good condition. If not, you’ll be able to avoid the rush by buying new ones before the snow falls.
To get the most out of your shed, don’t just pile everything up on the floor. Here are some innovative ideas for maximizing space in your shed:
Hooks keep hoses from getting tangled up and damaged.
Toilet paper holders are perfect for storing twine and wire.
Magnetic strips can hold hand tools and keep them accessible.
Large canvas totes make great storage containers for your outdoor cushions.
Peg boards can be hung on the wall to hold small tools and other items. Use different colours of paint to map spaces for different categories.
Wooden pallets keep potting soil and other bagged supplies off the ground, away from moisture and pets.
Resin shelves are a good choice for sheds, because they won’t rust or stain like metal, and they don’t need to be painted like wood.
Is there something in your shed that makes it hard to stay organized? What is it?