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10 Shed Storage Ideas

10 Shed Storage Ideas

Garden sheds are a popular and versatile way to upgrade your garden. There are so many creative possibilities for your shed, whether that is for storage, a bar or a garden office! Using a shed for storage is the most popular option, as it is an efficient way to keep your garden tidy and free from clutter. Read on to find out more about 10 shed storage ideas that will help you maximise the space in your shed. 

What Should I NOT Store in My Shed

  • Paint and glue 

  • Canned food and wine 

  • Clothing or fabrics 

  • Electronics 

  • Instruments

  • Paper or photographs 

You may want to consider insulating your shed if you plan to store expensive power tools or sporting equipment. 

Storage Ideas


Shelves are the most basic, yet most effective way to maximise the storage space in your shed as it is utilising the walls of your shed. Shelves remove clutter from the floor of your shed, which gives you the illusion of a larger space and improves the safety of your shed (removing tripping hazards). Shelves are generally cheap and can make a simple DIY project, read more about how to make shelves on WikiHow

Peg Rails

Pail rails are an effective and rustic way to organise your shed. You can hang gardening tools or baskets from the rails. This allows you to get the most out of the space without creating too much clutter. 

Potting Bench 

Potting benches can be bought from a store or you can take it upon yourself to make your own. A DIY potting shed is significantly cheaper than purchasing one, and all it takes is wood, screws and some paint if you want to make it look aesthetically pleasing. 

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Wall Storage 

Wall storage is a fantastic way to get the most out of the storage space in your shed. There are different ways to take advantage of the walls, such as:

  • Floating shelves 

  • Tool racks 

  • Peg Board

Drawer Organisers

Drawer organisers allow you to get the most out of the drawers in your shed, and it keeps the contents organised. Organisers are relatively cheap and can be bought in supermarkets, DIY stores and most online retailers. Inside of the organisers, you can keep tools or DIY equipment such as tape measures, screwdrivers and paint brushes. 

Keeping tools tidy is important, as it keeps them effective for longer, and reduces the chances of you hurting yourself when taking them out of the drawer. 

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Seed Packet Organiser

There are different ways to organise seed packets, and a great way to do so is with a DIY organise. All you need is string and pegs, and then you can attach the packets to the string and hang them on the wall of the shed. Not only is this effective, but it also creates a cute decoration. 

Another way that you can organise seed packers is by inserting them into a photo album, which is an effective way to do so and takes up minimal space. 

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Categorise Items

Categorising items will help you keep your shed organised, and it will aid you when you are planning the layout of your shed. Some potential categories include power tools, nails and screws and gardening tools. This will help you find everything you need with ease, and create a logical layout in your shed. 

If you plan to keep valuable items in your shed, then you will need to efficiently secure the shed. Read about how to do this on our blog

Storage Bags 

Another great way to keep your shed organised is by using storage bags. You could put your most used items inside of a storage back so that you can easily access them and carry them in and out of your garden. 

Plastic Tubs

Plastic tubs are a great way to maximise the storage in your shed. Inside tubs, you can store tools, garden equipment, cleaning supplies, cord, cables and any other items you may have laying around. If you opt for plastic tubs, then you also might want to invest in a label maker, so you know what is inside of each one. You may also want to get tubs in matching colours or sizes to make the interior of the shed look coherent and organised. 

Mason Jars

Mason jars are a convenient and cheap way to store screws, nails or tacks. These jars do not take up too much space, and you can easily access the contents when required. Alternatively, you could use mason jars to store paintbrushes, as it keeps them organised and in the same space. This is ideal if you use your garden shed as an art space.

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