If you’re like many homeowners, you may have accumulated a lot of lawn and garden equipment over the years. You probably have a lawnmower, weed trimmer, rakes, shovels, and possibly a snow blower and other types of equipment.

You may struggle to fit all of that equipment in your garage. You may have to park a vehicle in the driveway or on the lawn in order to make space in the garage for your lawn and garden equipment.

Using a portable building is a better storage solution. It will give you the space you need to keep all your equipment in one location and protect it from rain, snow, the sun’s UV rays, animals, and insects. Before you buy a shelter, it’s important to make sure that it will be the right size to suit your needs.

Figure out What You Want to Store in the Shelter and How to Arrange It

In order to choose a portable storage building that’s an appropriate size, you first need to know what you will store inside it. If you try to figure that out mentally, you may forget key items or underestimate how much space they’ll take up. Getting everything in one place, such as on your driveway, will make it easier to determine how large the shelter should be.

You won’t necessarily have everything sitting on the ground inside a storage building. You may want to set up one or more shelving units to use the space more effectively. If so, you may be able to make do with a smaller storage building than you initially thought you would need.

The size and layout of your yard may also influence your decision. You may want to purchase a large shelter, but you may not have anywhere to put it on your property. Make sure that you choose a storage building that you’ll be able to fit in your yard in a place where it will be easily accessible.

Order a Storage Shelter to Protect Your Equipment

Once you’ve decided which size is appropriate for a portable building, you can think about other features that you may want or need. Shelters of America offers storage buildings in a variety of heights, shapes, and colors. We also sell helpful accessories, such as roll-up doors, ventilation kits, and anchor kits. Figure out which type of shelter and optional features would best fit your needs and place an order today.