Ideas & Inspiration

Shed Storage Ideas for Your Garden

Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
Shed with a patio and furniture

Once everything gets wiped down or power washed, consider painting your shed or outdoor storage space to give it a clean look. You can also spruce up the outside beds with mulch when temperatures allow.

Put It on a Shelf
Interior of shed with shelf storage

Keep gardening items off the floor by storing them on shelves. Never trip over extra flower pots, lawn seed, watering cans or birdseed again.

Hang a Place for Tools
Storage cabinet with hanging garden tools

Use a pegboard to hang all of your hand tools, or keep them free of rust and dirt with this tool storage idea. For shovels and other long-handled tools, hang them up with wall hooks. Once your tools are organized, you’ll always know where to find them.

Use Containers as Storage
Storage caddy with garden tools

Keep supplies you use most often within reach. This vintage cement drawer planter keeps seeds organized, holds garden twine or sleeves of small peat pots. Storage bins and totes also do the trick to keep items stored securely.

Keep Gardening Gloves at Hand
Storage cabinet with gardening gloves

Find an easy grab-and-go location for all your gardening gloves, such as this hanging basket. If you keep several pairs of gardening gloves lying around for helping hands (little or big) in your outdoor space, their own designated place will help keep them organized.

Store Potting Soil
Shelves with terra cotta pots and soil amendments

Keep garden soil and potting mix stashed away. Use a garbage can or a rubber storage bin to keep the soil contained in case anything spills. For decorative moss and soil covers, try using a small wooden crate.

Reel It In
Hose reel attached to house

Stop the madness of the uncoiled garden hose by keeping it stored in a location that’s up and out of the way. An easy option is a hose reel or hose storage box. It will make watering so much easier.

Invest in a Potting Bench
Potting bench with terra cotta pots and potting soil

A potting bench is as much a place to repot a plant as it is extra storage. Learn how to build the gardener’s ultimate potting bench or customize a workbench.

Keep Plant Tags Handy
Plants tags clipped to a shutter

Instead of sticking plant tags in a box where you’re likely to forget about them, pin them up on an old shutter, memo or bulletin board so you can reference them when needed.

Get Hooked
Garden tools hanging from hooks

Use storage hooks or S-hooks to hang up miscellaneous items, such as your favorite gardening shirts, garden totes, work aprons or wreaths when not in use. Once everything gets a place, you’ll be ready for the gardening season.


For storage ideas for your garage, see our guides on storage and organization.

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