The Challenge of a Small Shed

Tiny sheds have one issue in common, and that’s the lack of space. If you have a small shed, chances are you’re fumbling around to find that shovel, screwdriver, or power drill.

Many times, you may find yourself piling tool after tool on the limited space of your shed. But that’s not how it should be.

Tips for keeping your small shed organised

There are lots of straightforward solutions to organise your little shed. Here are five of them.

1. Repurpose old shelves, drawers, or cabinets. Most likely, you’ll have one of these lying around the house, unused and gathering dust. So why not use them? Those old furniture items might be just what you need to give your tools a new home. If you don’t have any, you can buy them for really cheap at auctions and garage sales.

2. Use racks for rakes, spades, and other long garden tools. A rack will help these lengthy tools to stay put in one place. Also, they would be standing vertically, saving precious space in your tiny shed. Plus, instead of digging through a pile of handles, you would know what specific tool you’ll get.

3. Hang stuff on the ceiling. The ceiling is an often-underutilised part of many sheds. But it’s a sturdy place to hang different things – even your bike. Attach some hooks up there and instantly gain extra storage space.

4. Use a pegboard. For small hand tools, like hammers, screwdrivers, saws, pliers, axes, wrenches, and many others, a pegboard is the perfect companion to store and organise them. You can attach as many pegs as you need to accommodate all of your hand tools.

5. Attach lots of hooks. Wall hooks work wonders especially for garden tools with handles, such as trowels. You can also roll up your garden hose and hang it on hooks to save even more space.