Staying organized starts with sheds and other storage space in your garage or garden. If you wish your shed or garden tool storage area could look as beautiful as your garden, now is the time to clean. Purge and organize your garden storage space when the weather is cold, so you won’t waste time digging for your trusty trowel when you could be digging in the garden instead.
To get started, clear out everything. Get rid of broken flowerpots, rusty tools and any other clutter you don’t need. Compost old soil and throw away any fertilizers past their prime. Then wipe down and sweep your space. Power wash your shed inside and out if needed.
When your shed is clean inside and out, start thinking about organization solutions.
Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
Put It on a Shelf
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
Use Containers as Storage
Keep Gardening Gloves at Hand
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
Reel It In
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
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
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.
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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