An Ultra-Organized Garden Shed

An Ultra-Organized Garden Shed

Sarah Coffey
Aug 14, 2009

If you're a person who gardens a lot, organizing all your supplies can be challenging. Maybe you're lucky enough to have your own backyard shed, or maybe you've got a tiny corner near the back door where you stash your stuff. Whatever your system, this particular shed offers some inspiring (and timeless) ideas...

We snapped these photos a while ago, when visiting Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The Shakers were known for being good organizers, and we noticed a few applicable ideas in this small space:

  • Pegs on the wall are great for hats and hanging garden supplies.
  • Basic glass jars are a cheap and simple way to organize dried items.
  • Small tins work well for seeds. You can also use a magnetic system to hang them up.
  • For larger items like rakes and shovels, a freestanding rack wouldn't be too difficult to make with some 2x4s. Or you could hang them on the wall instead.
  • A drying rack made from screens is used to dry wheat, herbs, and flowers. To learn how to make your own DIY drying rack, click here (just replace the hanging rods with a screen).

To see more of Hancock Shaker village, click here, here, and here.

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