Backyard Storage Sheds

How do you pick the best shed for your garden?

Shed storage and shelving

What you choose for garden storage will be determined by the amount of space you have and the items you need to keep.
Items like a workbench, lawnmower, and garden chairs will require a shed with plenty of space, preferably with double doors for easy access, if you DIY in your shed, have a large yard that requires a lot of maintenance or do a lot of outdoor entertaining.

Need Storage For Your Tools?

Hand-held gardening tools or the space-conscious new generation of garden power tools that are presently on the market may usually be stored in a small shed.
Garden power tools have been adapted in a variety of ways to fit smaller sheds and gardens, including cordless mowers that fold down, lightweight tools that can be hung on the wall, multi-functional tools, and rechargeable battery units that can be used for multiple devices.

Where To Store?

Whatever the size of your shed, use shelving, hooks, and rails to get everything from wheelbarrows to power tools off the floor and onto the walls and even the ceiling.
When it comes to heavier objects, be sure the shelves and hooks can handle the weight.
Make permanent placements for products you use frequently, and identify tiny, difficult-to-find objects so you don’t waste time looking for them. To get organised, you don’t need to spend a lot of money. Small storage bins, for example, are ideal for storing screws, nuts, and bolts, as well as being stackable, wall-mountable and affordable.

Shed Jealousy
Consider keeping stuff in a water-resistant deck storage box if you don’t have enough space in your tiny garden for a freestanding shed. Alternatively, you might hang certain objects on the exterior of the house using wall-mounted racks and rails.

Suggestions for picking the right garden shed.
Consider what your shed will be used for when deciding on size. Hand-held tools don’t take up much room, but you’ll need more space in a workshop.
Consider the content. Metal and wood are the most common materials for sheds. Metal is durable and low-maintenance, but it has a utilitarian appearance. Timber has a natural beauty, but it necessitates ongoing maintenance.
To prevent wet air from harming tools, make sure the shed is well ventilated.
Check your local council regulations for large outbuildings.

28th January 2022

Author

Peter Farrell

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