Make the most of Summer at home – Organising the Garden Shed
With summer in full swing the appeal of a well kempt garden has never been stronger. Key to garden logistics is a well-organised shed. A chaotic shed space, by contrast, can be an absolute liability. If you want to be as productive as possible in the garden, then your first step to success is committing to a few hours of thorough organisation. Once the shed hurdle is overcome I guarantee you’ll discover a newfound enthusiasm for your garden and everything in it. Here’s my guide to achieving a super organised shed this summer:
Your first step is to get rid of all of the things that you don’t need. Separate everything into piles: things to keep, things to throw away, and things to sell. Be ruthless in your decluttering, and sweep and clean thoroughly while the shed is empty.
Small items can take up a lot of space when you don’t have the storage needed to keep them properly. The modular packout system of Milwaukee tool boxes can help you to get on top of things. Try setting up shelves, so that those frequently-reached-for items can be kept visible and within easy reach. DIY storage solutions will allow you to tailor things to suit the space. The larger the shed, the greater the scope for storage.
To secure large tools like shears, forks, trowels and rakes you can simply hammer a few nails into the wall and suspend them. You might want to install a magnetic bar for smaller tools – just throw up a tool when you’re done with it and it will clamp into place.
Creating a Safe Space
There are certain items that should be stored responsibly. This means out of the reach of children, ideally in sealed containers. In the garden, we often have cause to use a range of potentially harmful chemicals. Make sure that they are kept under lock and key. You might even wish to install a lock on the entire outbuilding – this way, you’ll get peace of mind if you’re keeping high-value tools and other products in there.
It’s easy for leaks to cause havoc in a shed, especially if they go unnoticed for months. Imagine unlocking your pride and joy in the spring to find a slow drip has trashed your kit over the winter. Make sure that the roof is intact and free from damage. It’s also worth ensuring that your furniture and interior storage attached to it, is all completely waterproof.
You’re all set. Now let’s get that garden looking fine!