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How to Organise a Shed for Storage

Very rarely do people use their garage shed solely for the car. With smart thinking and effective planning, you can transform any garage or storage shed from an empty shell into a versatile, high-use area, making them a real asset to your home. From home maintenance gear and hobby items to kids’ toys, garage storage sheds have the flexibility to store all your belongings. Some households in New Zealand even double their garages as laundry and drying rooms. 

With so many uses, it’s only apt to have a plan for organising to keep your garage or storage shed neat and clean. Luckily, KiwiSpan’s innovative shed designs make organisation easy. Our sheds have no obtrusive centre poles or bracing, allowing for more interior space and flexibility.

Experience the freedom of a clutter-free environment with KiwiSpan. Read on for some handy tips on how to organise a shed for storage.

 

Why Organisation Matters in a Shed

 

To maximise a shed for storage, you must utilise every inch of space effectively; this begins with proper organisation. A well-organised shed allows for improved functionality, accessibility, and visual appeal – creating a more enjoyable space all around. Keeping your shed organised and tidy will also help preserve the condition of your tools, equipment, and belongings. You can achieve this by following a few simple steps, as seen below.

 

Our Organisation Tips and Tricks

 

Categorise Your Items

Sort your belongings into categories based on their purpose or type. For example, group home maintenance supplies together, separate sports equipment, and create sections for seasonal decorations or power tools. Categorising items makes it easier to find everything when needed, reducing time, effort, and frustration. 

Group your smaller items into boxes or containers and label them properly so you know what’s inside. Consider which items you use most often and dedicate a place to store them for easy access.

 

Use a Workbench

If you do a lot of DIY projects, you’ll need a centralised location for completing your tasks. A workbench is an excellent addition to any storage shed, providing a dedicated workspace for repairing or assembling equipment. You can customise it to suit your needs and use the space underneath the workbench for additional storage. You can also install shelves or cabinets above the workbench to store other supplies.

 

Utilise Wall Space

Utilising wall space is one of the most effective ways to organise your shed, as it allows you to see and access what you need more easily. Maximise your wall space by installing sturdy brackets or wall-mounted shelving. Pegboards are also a great solution, providing a practical space to hang tools or other frequently used items.

 

Clear the Floor

A clear floor is key to a usable space. You can create a more functional and efficient space that supports your storage requirements by keeping the floor free from clutter. This also reduces the risk of accidents caused by tripping over clutter or sharp objects. 

Start the process by removing any items from the floor you no longer need or use. If you have large items that take up too much floor space, consider how you can rearrange them. For example, you could move your bikes or e-scooters from the floor onto the walls with bike racks. And instead of using old clothes airers, opt for a ceiling-mounted drying rack. Use tall storage cabinets or shelves for smaller items to take advantage of vertical space.

 

Keep it Clean

Keeping your shed clean from dirt and debris ensures it remains strong and in good working order. Start by sweeping dust, cobwebs, or debris from the shed’s walls, ceiling, and surfaces. Pay attention to corners, nooks, and shelves where dirt accumulates. Once the floors and walls are clean, wipe down all your tools and equipment so they look spick and span. 

 

Invest in Multi-Functional Storage Sheds for Your Home

Looking to invest in a new storage shed? KiwiSpan’s steel sheds are 100% customisable, so you can have full control over what you want yours to look like and how it serves you. And now that you know how to organise a shed for storage, you can take full pride in your space and get the most out of it. Our sheds will last a lifetime, making them a valuable asset to your home.

No matter your project’s requirements, KiwiSpan has a customised solution for you. We also specialise in commercial sheds and industrial buildings. Contact us today, and our team will tailor a shed to meet your style and design needs.

Tips For Getting Your Storage Shed Placement Right

If you’ve decided that you want to invest in a storage shed then one of your next decisions will likely be where you’re going to put it. Where you put the shed will of course be influenced by its size, your property as well as building and council requirements but there are a few other elements you should also consider including: 

 

Purpose 

How are you planning on using the shed and what will be the most convenient spot for it to be located based on it’s intended usage? These are two questions that are important to ask yourself when deciding on where to put your storage shed. For instance, if you intend to use the shed to store garden supplies and equipment then it makes sense for it to be easily accessible in your backyard or, if the shed will be for bike storage then you may want to install it closer to the front of your house. 

 

Accessibility 

Another consideration for choosing where to put your storage shed is how convenient, safe, and easy it will be for you to access. If your shed is located a fair distance away from your house hidden away behind trees and overgrown shrubbery it’s unlikely that you’re going to be keen on venturing out to it very often, especially if you’re lugging heavy equipment with you. It’s a better idea to have the shed positioned closer to your home in an open area which is easily accessible. 

 

Aesthetics

We know that KiwiSpan sheds are a sight to behold but it’s up to you to decide whether you want your shed to take centre stage on your property or if you would like to tuck it away in your backyard. We believe that an appealing and well planned shed can add value to your home, so don’t be afraid to show it off! To help your new shed assimilate into your property you may want to have the shed painted a similar colour to your home or to build a path between your home and the shed. 

 

Light 

Whether your shed is located in direct sunlight or a shady spot can have a great impact on how comfortable your shed will be and how often you’ll use it. Having a shed which is in full sun most of the day can have negative impacts on your gardening supplies. Plus, if you plan on converting your storage shed into an office, studio, or workshop down the line then you could find the heat most unpleasant. 

 

By putting careful consideration into the location of your new shed you are bound to get the best use from your structure. KiwiSpan sheds are incredibly durable and custom built to last a lifetime, so give us a call to get the ball rolling on your storage shed project. 

 

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