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Garden Shed – Organization and Functionality

Posted on Nov 16, 2015

This article is not for the people who are living in apartments, although they can learn a thing or two about organizing things. In this text, we aim to help people who have garden sheds in their yards, because those tend to become piles of tools and material. Feel free to read on, and to see what you can do, in order to avoid this fate.

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Size of the shed

Depending on how big your shed is, you should consider your next step. There are those which are sized as a closet, with minimum space available, and we have also larger ones, a bit smaller than garages are. In any case, you need to plan how much tools and other material you are going to store here, and to make an approximate measurement. If you lack space, consider what needs throwing out. In general, that what is not being used for two years can be considered as surplus, so you can give it to someone, if it is still functional.

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Vertical space: Shelves

Probably the best way to store your items, is to exploit your vertical space within the shed. If size allows it, put in several sturdy shelves, so you may organize everything the way you like. Lighter items, such as hats and spare anti-pests webs should be put higher, while heavier, such as machines and devices need to be closer to the ground. If the things were reverted, heavy weight on top will cause shelf to be unstable, and if it falls, it can badly hurt you.

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Vertical space: Pegboards

These handy boards are often hanged above your working tables. Simply put, you can determine what you will hang there, and in which order. Small hand tools, such as screwdrivers, hammers and scissors can be set here, and in order to avoid everything to be messed up after a few hours, draw contours of tools once you hang them.

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Vertical space: Ceiling

Usually, this space is used to hang the heaviest things you have, so being extra careful is advised. Heavy duty hooks are essential here, for those need to hold for prolonged period of time, so be careful when you are buying hooks. Also, covers of jars can be attached to the ceiling, so you can attach a jar to it. This is an excellent idea for storing material which is small in size, such as screws, seed, corks and so on.

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Lighting the shed

If you are lucky, you will have windows big enough to let in a lot of daylight, so you will rarely use an additional source of light. Even in that case, you should look after your energy bill, and save where it is possible. For spacey sheds, having recessed LED downlights by Superlight is really the cat’s whiskers. Much better lighting, clearer light, and yet, it does not heat up nor spends electricity like the ordinary light bulb.

All the things considered, it is of utmost importance to think carefully, and plan wisely. And yes, it is also essential to let out your creativity, it will be of great help.

About Derek Lotts

Derek Lotts writes about décor, gardening, recycling and everything related to home improvement. He thinks all these fall under self-improvement. He believes in the power of sharing ideas and communicating via the internet to achieve betterment. In his free time, he likes spending time in nature with his wife.

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