Spring is right around the corner, which means the days of lawn and garden maintenance are upon us! Before you dive head first into your list of springtime outdoor projects, let’s explore how a well-organized garden shed can save you time, money, and sanity!

Let’s face it. We all want a beautiful yard, but we don’t all enjoy the time and effort it takes to achieve it.  You may be someone with a green thumb who finds peace and relaxation working outside, or maybe you are the type that feels lucky when you remember to water your lawn. Either way, organization is the key to success.

Here are some ways you can keep your storage shed organized and maintain your peace of mind all at the same time.


Invest in shelves. Something as basic as a metal or heavy-duty plastic shelving unit from your local home improvement store adds much needed space for boxes, containers, or other items. Putting these items on a shelf is much better than letting them clutter the floor.

Tall floor-to-ceiling shelving gives a sense of height to a building while allowing for more space for larger items such as a lawn mower, tiller and wheelbarrow. You can also use higher shelves to store items like gas cans and oil that should be kept out of the reach of children.

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Hang larger tools from a wall rack. Some of the most common yard tools can also be the trickiest to store. Rakes, shovels, hoes, and brooms are all unwieldy and difficult to store neatly. Instead of piling these together in a corner and rearranging them each time to find the one you need, hang them with an inexpensive rack that mounts easily on the wall.

In addition to a multi-tool rack, use a large wall-mounted hook to handily store your water hose. This keeps it off the ground and in easy reach.

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Magnets make sense. Because so many small hand tools are made of metal, this is a no-brainer for keeping them within reach. A magnetic bar is ideal for keeping shears, hand spades, and gardening forks organized without needing to dig through buckets and containers to find them. Mechanics have long used magnets to keep garage tools handy, so why not do the same at home?

With just these few simple solutions, you can save time by no longer searching for misplaced items. You will always know where everything is, which saves you money too. You will no longer need to rush out to replace your gardening gloves at the last minute.

When your storage shed is well organized, you can spend less time working on your lawn and garden, and more time enjoying the space with your favorite outdoor pastime!

Leland’s is the expert in helping you find the perfect storage shed for whatever your needs may be. Whether big or small, Leland’s can fit any size project and budget!