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How to Organize the Interior of a Garden Shed, 10 Feet by 12 Feet

There's nothing worse than trying to find a piece of equipment when you're in the middle of a project. If you're a gardener, you understand completely. Your tools are important, and keeping them handy is essential. Having a well organized garden shed can help you do that. A 10-by-12-foot shed gives you more than enough room to keep your tools together and in tip-top shape.

Things You'll Need

  • Shelves
  • Bins
  • Pegboard
  • Hooks
  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • Bungy cords
  • Permanent marker
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    • 1

      Examine the interior of the shed. Make note of the door and windows. Nothing should keep the door from swinging all the way open.

    • 2

      Install shelves along the back of the shed. Make sure they are tall enough to hold 36-inch bins. Attach pegboard to the other walls, using a hammer and nails.

    • 3

      Organize items by season. Rakes, hoes, shovels and hoses should go together, as should shovels and ice chippers. Keep odds and ends together, according to use. For example, small diggers, planting tools and leftover seeds should be in one place. Put like items in plastic bins, and label them clearly with permanent marker.

    • 4

      Set up the shed. Start with items like skis and tent poles that can be placed across ceiling joists in the shed. Wheel in large equipment like lawnmowers, snow blowers and utility carts, and place them against the back wall under the shelves. You should be able to move them without having to clear anything out of the way. Keep a 36-inch walkway from the door to the back wall. Place light items in clearly labeled storage bins. Hang tools and hoses from hooks on the pegboard.