Once construction is complete, you want to make sure you are making the most of the inside space, and organize storage buildings or sheds so that you have easy access to your belongings. If using for a she-shed or man-cave, you will want to arrange items for your usage and comfort.

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Have an idea of:

  • What is the purpose of the backyard building
  • What items you have to store
  • What space is available
  • How you want things organized
  • What is used frequently or seldom

That last point might be the key. If the item is something you’ll reach for often, put it in a place that’s easy to get to. Right?


You’ll need to clean out your shed, of course. That means taking everything out. Not only do you need to see what space is available, you’ll also end up tossing out all sorts of items, which will make the whole process of organizing your storage building more effective. And, as they point out, this is your chance to sort your storage shed items into categories. That will make them easier to put back into the shed.


Organizing storage sheds:

  • Prevents repurchase of items and materials you already have
  • Makes finding items that much quicker
  • Means you’re getting the maximum usage out of the available space

Make sure that the items you use most are within easy reach. Use hooks or pegboards, or drawers & cabinets in sheds, so that everything has its proper place and keep clutter away so that you do not waste time moving items from place to place.

Be generous with shelving, so that you can keep your floor space as open as possible

Consider door placement.  If you will be storing materials in one side, and mowers, riding toys, vehicles, you may want your door offset so you can drive right in and leave other areas clear for storage or use.

If placing objects needing electricity, organize your storage buildings to make sure items can reach plugs, and minimize wiring on the floor.  We do not want tripping accidents!

Keep extension cords and hoses neatly coiled and out of the way. Lining the back wall with pegboard made it easy for to hang smaller tools like trowels, hammers, and drills — all within reach. This also made the workbench in the rear of the building much more useful. You can also use higher one ft wide shelves for smaller items so you can see them easily.

Use back of shelves and higher shelves and lofts for items which are not frequently used. You want to spend your time using your tools, not looking for them!

BAS Buildings will build lofts, shelving, pegboards, hooks, etc, in your storage shed to make organizing your belongings easy. We will reinforce your floor to support heavy tools and cabinets. For exceptionally heavy items, consider requesting extra floor joists, larger floor joists, or mobile ome pier pads.

Step 7: Securing Your Garage or Shed Space