How to Organize a Garden Shed

07 April
Sheds are a handy storage option even for homes that have garages and most homes have at least one if not two or more sheds.


But they are a necessity if you don't have a garage. You need a place to store car care items, lawnmowers and weed eaters, garden tools, fertilizer, etc., etc.


My home doesn't have a garage or even a covered parking area. It does have one larger shed in the backyard but it was still too packed to serve its function well so I decided to create a separate garden shed.


The large shed now functions as my workshop, you can see how it is organized here: How to Make a Workshop in a Shed.


How to Organize a Garden Shed

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I purchased the Keter 4'x6' Manor shed from Wayfair to create my garden shed. I liked the small size so it wouldn't overwhelm the backyard and feel like a storage lot. I also liked that it is heavy-duty, weather-resistant plastic so I won't have to worry about rotting wood or repainting it every year.


How to Organize a Garden Shed
**UPDATE: I have had this shed for over nine years now and it has held up through two moves and still looks like brand new! I highly recommend this shed if you are in the market ๐Ÿ˜Š


I leveled out an area along the fence where I wanted to put it and then reused some old bricks from another area in my yard to make a pad for it.


How to Organize a Garden Shed


I spent all day Saturday putting it together. It wasn't too bad and I was fine by myself until I got to the roof. I had to call in a friend at that point!




How to Organize a Garden Shed


I am all about decorating any space I have... even sheds! So, I purchased a little piece of AstroTurf off the roll at Lowe's (in the carpet section) and just rolled it out on the shed floor.


I thought it was very appropriate for a garden shed to have a "grass" carpet!


How to Organize a Garden Shed



This is all the yard and garden-related stuff that came out of the large shed and I now need to fit into this tiny shed ๐Ÿ˜ณ


How to Organize a Garden Shed

How to Organize a Garden Shed


For me, it's easier to organize a space if I have everything that needs to go into the space in front of me.


To start, I needed some sort of cabinet to store smaller things. I decided to repurpose this very primitive hutch that I no longer wanted to use in my house.


How to Organize a Garden Shed


This cabinet was much too tall for the shed so I used my Saws all Reciprocating Saw and cut the top off. Don't worry, I reused the top in the other shed ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


How to Organize a Garden Shed


I placed it at the end of the shed for storing smaller yard-related items.


How to Organize a Garden Shed


It will also do dual duty as a potting bench! I used a tension rod and a drop cloth curtain that I already had and added them to the potting bench to hide the unattractive bags of potting soil.


How to Organize a Garden Shed


On the left, I used a green metal tub to hold all my weed killer and I added a chalkboard label to identify the contents.


How to Organize a Garden Shed


On the right, behind the curtain is potting soil, fertilizer, the spreader, and grass seed.




I put some small hand tools, leaf bags, etc. in the drawer.


How to Organize a Garden Shed


These bottles of sprays hang perfectly on the side and I am storing the snow shovel in the small space beside the hutch.


How to Organize a Garden Shed


Now I needed a place to store garden shovels, hoes, rakes, etc. Since I can't hang stuff like that on the plastic walls of the shed, instead I made a storage unit out of a small pallet.


How to Organize a Garden Shed


I used some scraps of wood to make feet to help stabilize it and keep it from tipping over.


How to Organize a Garden Shed


I placed it just inside the door to the shed. Perfect!


How to Organize a Garden Shed


I used an old Golden Girl Apple crate to corral bulky lawn tools like my leaf blower, hedge trimmer, and weed eater.


How to Organize a Garden Shed


Now it's time for a little decorating ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


I added a piece of vintage wire fence that my grandma had along the back of the potting bench.


How to Organize a Garden Shed


I made a garden sign and stapled a piece of jute webbing to the back to organize my seed packets!


How to Organize a Garden Shed


This little Urgent Care nurse is something I painted years ago. I had it in my bathroom in previous houses holding toilet paper and now she's holding a different form of urgent care... hornet and wasp sprays! That's urgent don't you think!?


How to Organize a Garden Shed

How to Organize a Garden Shed


I hung a collapsible compost bin that my daughter gave me on the wall and put a few other, larger items on the floor along the wall.


How to Organize a Garden Shed


I created a space right outside the shed to hold the small garden hand tools that I use a lot.


How to Organize a Garden Shed


You can see that post here: Mailbox Garden Tool Storage


How to Organize a Garden Shed



So, while this shed is super tiny, it's just big enough to hold everything I need for regular lawn maintenance! And it just goes to show that a little creative thinking and organization can make any space function better.




How to Organize a Garden Shed


You can see more about the pallet walkway here: Landscaping with Boulders and Pallets.


How to Organize a Garden Shed



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  1. It's adorable! You got quite a bit of stuff in there, too! Good job!

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  2. Tania - you did a fabulous job - you shed is brilliant and hold so much stuff. Well done you.

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  3. What a cute little garden shed! I love how you made it cute inside too with all your special touches. Hope you're having a great week..:) Tomnorrow is hump day!!!

    Blessings, Vicky

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