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How to Organize Your Tool Shed

Posted by Hurst Farm Supply on Dec 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM
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How to Organize Your Tool Shed

There’s no question that a tool shed plays an important role in storing and organizing a wide variety of things – from tools to rakes to lawn equipment. But have you noticed that your shed has become like other storage areas in your home, i.e., a bit of a mess?

If that’s the case, have no fear. There are plenty of ways that you can organize your shed and clean it up so that it’s ready for the spring. Here are some ideas:

1. Pegboard tool storage

A pegboard is a multi-purpose method of holding your shed supplies. Plus, it allows you to free up floor space and it doesn’t take up much room in an area where open space is at a premium. You can mount your pegboard to the studs of your wall using lathe screws, and then use hooks to hang tools, drills, and a multitude of other supplies.

2. Hose and cord organizers

You know how it is sometimes: your electrical cords are shoved back in a corner and are as tangled as a fishing line after a snag. But using hooks, shelves, or even PVC pipe to organize your cords will eliminate the mess while freeing up space.

3. Make the most of those unused containers

There’s no need to toss out those old planters or baskets that you’re no longer using. You can store them while putting them to use to hold extra mulch, fertilizer, birdseed, and more.

4. Make use of adjustable shelving

Purchasing a set of adjustable shelves is a great investment and will allow you to make the most of the vertical space in your tool shed. If you’re a dedicated DIYer, you can easily build shelving by using plywood, 2x4 lumber, wood screws and a handful of other items.

5. Use storage boxes for chemicals

If your shed is like other sheds, you probably have an abundance of chemicals such as pesticide spray, weed killer, and paint. Not only are these chemicals toxic they’re also a fire hazard. A storage container is a great way to keep your chemicals in one place while keeping them safe. It also keeps them out of reach of children and pets.

6. Take inventory

One way to get started with your project is to pull everything out and do a thorough inventory. Sort objects into groups and make a note of any duplicates, which you can donate, as well as rusted or broken items that no longer work. And don’t forget to recycle whatever you can.

7. Consider investing in a magnetic tool bar

Pegboards and other traditional methods are excellent for organizing tools and other items, but you may want to consider upgrading to a magnetic tool bar. You won’t have to worry as much about hanging or placing tools, and they’re easy to install practically anywhere in your shed.

8. Use large all-purpose hooks

Not only are large hooks inexpensive, they don’t take up much space and are great for organizing large tools and even hoses. They make use of your shed’s wall space while freeing up floor space.

Hurst Farm Supply has everything you need to organize your tool shed. And don’t forget to register today to win a free leaf blower.

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