Inexpensive DIY Projects to Organize your Storage Shed
At Woodtex we love to hear about how our customers ‘Make Room for Life’ with their Woodtex sheds. One of the ways they do that is by creating more space in their home and garage by organizing things in a storage shed.
Here are some inexpensive ways to organize your storage shed to create more room for the important things in life, without spending a lot of hard earned cash.
Between the Studs Shelving
There’s a lot of space between the studs of a shed or garage that can be turned into shelving space with very little cost or effort.
This project is so easy you’ll wonder why you haven’t done it before – it helps free up so much room by getting the smaller items off of your workbench and other work surfaces.
- Cut a 1×4 board to length so it fits snugly between the studs.
- Screw or nail the shelf boards horizontally in place between the studs.
- Attach a piece of lath or lattice to the studs in front of the shelf to secure items.
If you are looking for an easy and inexpensive way to get things organized in your backyard shed, look no further than pegboard. The only supplies you will need for this DIY project is a board and some hooks to hang your supplies. Whether your shed is a craft studio, a workshop, or a place for the kids toys, a peg boards’ functionality will cater to any of these needs. Hang rope, bicycle helmets, baskets, shelving, or tools from a pegboard to keep items organized and visible. Pegboards could also be painted if you’re looking to spruce up your shed. Whatever you plan to use your shed for, a peg board is an easy DIY project for any size space.
Using PVC pipes for organization is inexpensive and the possibilities are endless.
Long handled tools such as rakes, brooms and shovels can be difficult to keep organized. Instead of sticking your tools in a corner, secure these items with PVC wall storage slots. After securing boards to your shed wall, cut a 1 ½ pvc pipe into sections. Proceed to attach the PVC pipe holders onto the wall and slide in your long handled tools. This quick project will transform your shed while keeping your larger tools safe and secure.
Another great use of PVC pipes is creating holders for small tools and writing utensils. With a peg board and some leftover PVC pipes, you can keep your pencils, zip ties and small screwdrivers all in one place. Simply attach a few hooks onto your workshops’ peg board and slide the pipes onto the hooks. This option is handy for keeping track of your smaller items that don’t have a home.
Never lose a drill bit again. Just like with kitchen knives, you can attach small drill bits and other metal objects to a magnetic strip. Magnetic strips are inexpensive and easy to install on a workbench or a wall. This DIY idea will prevent you from wasting time searching for the right sized drill bit during a project.
Pallet Wood Shelving
Pallet wood projects have become increasingly popular because they are inexpensive and create a rustic look people love. Pallets can often be found for free or purchased for just a few dollars. To create a hanging storage shelf out of pallet wood you will need the following:
- Tape Measure
- Circular Saw
- Drill and Screws
- Paint or Stain (optional)
By pulling up the boards on the front of the pallet and relocating them, you can create your own custom shelf to fit your storage needs. This pallet shelf can be painted to make a beautiful shed decor or left unfinished for a more rustic look. Whatever style you choose to create, you will love having this unique shelving option to hold cleaning supplies, tool boxes, paints and other miscellaneous items.
Five Gallon Bucket Garden Hose Holder
Attach an old bucket to the wall or the outside of your shed to keep your garden hose tangle-free and organized. Why buy an expensive hose reel when you can create a crafty alternative for an affordable price? This DIY storage option also works well with extension cords, ropes and other items that easily tangle. Simply wrap the hose or rope around the hanging bucket, and enjoy a fully functioning hose holder in minutes.
What are some ways you’ve organized things without spending a bucket of cash? We’d love to hear back! Send us an email and let us know your ideas, we’d love to share them!