Organization for Your Garden Shed

by Dee Dee Uzzell 10/05/2021

Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay

If you're like many busy gardeners, your garden shed isn't as organized as it could be. Perhaps you've been telling yourself for quite some time that you're going to get around to giving it an organizational makeover but run short on inspiration whenever you try to brainstorm a game plan. You've probably got items in and around your home that can easily be repurposed as containers for various garden supplies in your garden shed. Following are just five suggestions and how they can be used. 

Milk Crates

Milk crates make excellent all-purpose containers for a variety of items. Because they're stackable and easily labeled, you can easily customize them to meet your individual needs and preferences. They're good for keeping bottles and boxes of garden chemicals organized. Simply stack them in a corner or along a wall with the labels facing outward.

Bushel Baskets

If you buy fruit in bulk from a local orchard, you probably have a few stray bushel baskets hanging around waiting to be used for something. They're ideal for storing loose potting soil. For instance, when you're cleaning up your hanging baskets, window boxes and other containers after the season is over, you can easily empty the potting soil into bushel baskets so you can use it again in the spring. 

Toy Chests

Have your children outgrown their toy chests? If so, you can use them in your garden shed to store a variety of things. They're good for keeping garden sweaters and gloves handy, and they can also be used as dry storage for seeds. You can even keep a few snacks in them to keep them safe from rodents or bugs. 

Flower Pots and Planters

Keeping a few empty flower pots that you no longer use on hand provides an ideal catch-all place for any stray items that you aren't quite sure what to do with. Think small items such as plant tags, half-full seed packets and even the occasional garden glove that doesn't seem to have a mate can all find temporary homes in an empty flower.

Bookshelves 

If a recent or current home remodeling project leaves you with some stray bookshelves, consider installing them in your garden shed. They're excellent places for storing all sorts of items from boxes or fertilizer to a few gardening books and magazines. Placing one of them as high as possible helps keep dangerous garden chemicals, such as weed killer, out of the reach of curious young minds and hands. 

You'd be surprised at how many ordinary household items can be repurposed for storage in your garden shed. Perhaps the best thing about it is that the creative aspect makes it a fun adventure rather than just another home maintenance chore. 

About the Author
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Dee Dee Uzzell

Hi, I'm Dee Dee Uzzell. As an Onslow County Native, I've witnessed this community and its surrounding counties transforming my whole life. I've been around real estate since as long as I can remember. My father was a tobacco auctioneer and we grew up working in the tobacco fields.  My Mom and Dad purchased a small mobile home park and that is where my real estate journey initially began. I am 1 of 4 children and we are all very close. We learned early on hard work and honesty will never hurt you.  My extensive knowledge of this region, and my experiences of having lived here all my life, give me enthusiasm and a desire to make my home, your home. I bring over 30 years of experience in the mortgage and real estate industry, excellent customer service and a commitment to work hard for my clients. I strive to provide quality service, to build relationships, and most importantly, making sure my clients are happy. I listen to my clients wants and needs to achieve the best outcome in every transaction. I love the look on a buyers face when they have found their dream home and the a sense of relief the seller feels when their home sells. The whole process can be overwhelming and stressful on both sides of the transaction; an emotional roller coaster to say the least. It is my desire to ensure that the home buying or selling process is fun, easy and as stress-free as possible. So, whether you are looking to buy or sell your home, I will be by your side every step of the way.