Garden Storage: Organize Supplies in Your Shed or Garage

1 Comment(s) | Posted | by Norm Kotoch, Jr. |

Outdoor gardens need a variety of supplies for maintenance and upkeep.Warmer weather provides ideal conditions for new plant growth. As seeds, saplings and varietals of all shapes and sizes soak up the sun and drink up spring rainfalls, local markets and garden owners reap the rewards.

The best crops, however, require the right conditions, tools and techniques to thrive. Depending on garden size, there could be many tasks to complete. If short on time, quick access to the right tools at the right time can make all the difference in upkeep.

An obvious solution is to keep these items in a central location near the garden, such as your shed or garage. Below are a few storage tips to keep tools stocked and organized. 

Begin With A Fresh Outlook

Think beyond what your shed or garage inherently offers and imagine what it could become. Take a moment to visualize and consider about your unique storage needs. What creative solutions could you come up with that meet storage demands, make items readily available and are visually appealing?

Use Every Inch of Wall Space 

Wall space is one of the areas where a little creativity can go a very long way. Consider adding the following for stylistic flare and improved functionality: 

  • Place items on shelves. This three-dimensional component gives your wall space the depth it needs to hold more.
  • Hang hooks and pegs. Want the extra space without added depth? Need to keep just a few items off the ground? Hooks, pegs or nails may be the solution you are looking for to create a quick and clean design.
  • Line with bins or baskets. Extend your wall space more than a few inches with a row of bins, baskets or boxes dedicated to a specific group of items.

Get Creative with Shelf Space

Improve the functionality of your shelves by hanging containers from them for use as item holders.

  • Funnels
  • Baskets
  • Pails
  • Crates 

If you choose to go a more traditional route, expand shelves with added storage underneath. Attach small jars, little lidded containers, pipes or nails to shelf bottoms for additional storage opportunities.  

Keep Collections Together

As you store, keep like items together in a place dedicated solely to them. This way, you will know exactly where to go to quickly grab what you need.

What are you growing in your garden this year? Share with us in the comment section below.

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  1. Alan Scott's avatar
    Alan Scott
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    "Wall space is one of the areas where a little creativity can go a very long way. Consider adding the following for stylistic flare and improved functionality:" I agree with this! Even in my bedroom, I have multiple wall hooks, sometimes I use them for decorative purposes, as well! :)

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