There is never a bad time to get going on garden shed organization. I mean really, it sets you up to enjoy time in your yard and garden this year, right? Oh, yea, it also saves you time, money and aggravation. But really, it ensures you get to spend lots of time outdoors in the coming months, undaunted by missing garden tools, pool floats and bike locks.  And when can that ever be a bad thing?

Getting your garden shed organized will make a big difference once the growing season is in full swing. You won’t spend hours looking for that twine to tie up the beans, you won’t run out to buy an expensive new rake, only to find the perfectly serviceable old one in the back of the shed behind the mower, and you most of all, it will allow you to utilize your precious time outdoors for enjoying yourself. So use these shed organization ideas and projects to get it together this year!


Garden Shed Organization Ideas

Let’s start with the basics… Got a shed, but not shelving? Makes it pretty hard to store all those things every home needs, right? No worries, ‘Two Feet First’ has a full step by step tutorial on how to organize your shed with shelving. They show you exactly how to build your own shed shelves to accommodate exactly what you have to store. Bingo. Perfect place to start!


Turn a (possibly free) wood pallet into a tool rack worthy of the most Instagrammable garden shed! This shed organization idea from ‘HGTV’ is easy, fast, and does the job without any heavy lifting with power tools. Love simple storage ideas like this for the stuff we all really need to have for our backyards.


From ‘Remodelacasa’, make this DIY pegboard wall to store everything in your shed. You can find a place for everything you need to get organized with this awesome idea… all you have to do is add another hook, and you have another storage spot! Step by step photos and instructions for how to get this made.


Can you say simple? Garden shed organization ideas like these are pure genius. A little inexpensive PVC pipe, some zip ties and then you have amazing power tool storage that doesn’t leave your drill, sander and saw in a pile, or stuffed in a crate somewhere. These easy instructions come to us from ‘Heathered Nest’.


We love this DIY hanging tool organizer from ‘Pretty Handy Girl’. It’s just a cheap canvas shoe organizer you can get in the storage apartment of any discount store, and some iron on labels. How much easier would it be to find what you are looking for? No more grabbing six different tools before you finally find that long handled trowel you were looking for to plants bulbs…


This shed organization idea is pretty clever. It’s a screwdriver rack made from a simple wood table leg, but there is a twist. They used a plastic dip paint to color every one of the different screwdrivers a different shade. That way, they can be identified on sight! Tutorial from ‘HGTV’.


Make this gardening “garb” rack for your shed to hold those all important gloves and hats! How many times have you gone out intending to get some serious work done in the garden, but you couldn’t find your gloves? This garden shed organization idea has full instructions, and you can find them over at ‘Sadies Seasongoods’.


Gardenista‘ shows us how to organize a shed with a nothing but a roll of velcro!


Use an old toilet paper holder to keep string and twine right where you left it… clever garden shed idea from ‘BHG‘.!



Old crates create shelving and shed storage areas. This is a really useful garden shed idea for where you cannot attach storage to a wall, like below a window. Photo by ‘Martha‘.



Finally, keep a calendar in your garden shed… and not just to keep track of the chores! Mark down when your lilacs bloomed this year, whether the zinnias looked good next to the zebra grass, and what week in July the potato beetles attacked. Few of us remember to write these things down once we get back to the house, and this kind of information can be invaluable to a gardener. Oh, and yes, you should also write down the chores. ;) Photo by ‘BHG‘.


These garden shed organization ideas will keep you on track all season! We think you will also love our posts on DIY Garden Hose Storage, and DIY Garbage Can Storage Screens! And if you want to organize your whole house, check out our posts on 50 Organizing Ideas for Your Home and DIY Closet Organizers over at TBD!

Thx for sharing on Gardening Week, DIY IdeaCenter!


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  1. Anna Davis November 23, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    I love the idea of using pegboards or wood pallets to hang and organize tools. My partner and I are starting a vegetable garden in our backyard next spring so that we can enjoy fresh seasonal produce. Your tips will be helpful once I have a shed built and start organizing.

    1. Kathy Bates January 24, 2021 at 4:18 pm

      Good to hear! Happy gardening!

  2. James Kelly October 2, 2020 at 1:57 am

    This post is a lifesaver, I recently got into gardening and made a shed in the middle of the garden it looks fine and has some space to store tools, All I needed to know was how to properly organize the shed. thank you very much for sharing this informative and helpful post. really appreciate it.

  3. Sheds January 8, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Tool holders like you show in the picture are very helpful for getting a storage shed organized.


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