We have heaps of customers who purchase a shed because they want to declutter their house. And it’s effective, except when you end up with a cluttered shed instead! The good news is that with a few simple accessories you can quickly and easily organise your shed. Not only will you be able to locate your things with ease, but you might find you have a whole heap of extra space to tackle that next DIY project!
Here are some of the most useful accessories to help keep your shed clean, tidy and secure.
Shelving & Tool Hooks
We’re all guilty of stashing things in the garage that we don’t want in the house anymore. Sports equipment and clothing, picture frames, old or rarely used appliances, gaming consoles, souvenirs and keepsakes are just some of the common items people relegate to the garage. However, if you keep piling these things in without proper organisation, you will find yourself with a cluttered space where it is next to impossible to find things when you need them.
Fortunately, garage shelving units and storage hooks are relatively inexpensive and the perfect way to organise all the smaller items in your shed. Stackable plastic storage containers are useful for keeping dust and dirt at bay, while still being able to quickly identify what’s inside. You can also purchase specially designed hooks for bikes, surfboards, snowboards, ladders and other large items.
Locks and Lights
Theft can happen anywhere at any time, even if you think you live in a relatively safe area. In most cases, something as simple as a solar motion sensor light can act as a deterrent when used in combination with high-quality locks on doors and windows. If you are storing high-value equipment inside, it might be worth investing in a shed alarm and/or security cameras. Theft from rural properties has been on the rise in recent years, so you can never be too cautious.
If you are going to be spending more than a few minutes in your shed, investing in a few creature comforts is essential. Start with some decent lighting. Even if you have natural light from a window or skylight, there will be occasions where you’ll need an additional lighting source. When it comes to garage lighting, there are plenty of options available, including batten lighting, LED downlights and waterproof options. It’s a good idea to talk to your electrician to work out which option is best for your setup, or read this guide to lighting a garage.
In winter, you’ll need a source of heat to avoid cold joints and extremities. This blog on safe ways to heat a shed will give you some ideas (whether you have electricity or not).
And finally, no shed is complete without a Bluetooth speaker. There are hundreds of different models on the market, but this comprehensive guide to the best outdoor speakers will help narrow down your options.
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