If you and your family enjoy hiking, camping, kayaking, or other outdoor activities, you probably have a collection of gear that takes up a significant amount of space. On top of all that, you have tools and equipment that you use to take care of your yard and garden. 

Storing outdoor gear can be particularly challenging because those types of items tend to be large and bulky and have irregular shapes. Here are some tips on how to store your outdoor equipment. 

Figure out How Much Space You Need

This is the first and most important step. Before you can purchase a storage shelter, you’ll have to select the right size. 

Gather everything that you want to put into storage. When you look at it all together, it will be easier to estimate how much space it will take up and figure out the best way to organize it. 

Consider a Range of Practical Storage Options

You probably have outdoor equipment in a host of shapes and sizes. That means you’ll need to utilize multiple storage methods. 

Use strategies that make sense based on what you own. For example, you might need to purchase several plastic storage bins in assorted sizes. You might also want to buy a series of hooks that you can use to hang backpacks, helmets, and sleeping bags so they don’t take up valuable space on shelves or on the floor. 

To store as much as possible and still be able to move around, take advantage of vertical space. Stack plastic bins on top of each other or buy some shelving units that extend almost to the ceiling.

If you don’t use clear storage containers, be sure to label everything so you won’t have to waste time searching for things when you need them. Put labels on the sides of stackable bins and containers so they’ll be easy to see. If you have multiple bins with related items, such as camping gear, label each individual container with a list of its contents. 

Order a Storage Building for Your Outdoor Equipment

To keep your outdoor gear organized, you’ll need a protected area that’s the right size. Shelters of America sells portable garages that are designed for a wide range of storage needs. Our shelters have steel frames and durable covers that allow them to stand up to harsh temperatures, strong winds, rain, snow, sunlight, animals, and insects. Look through our selection of storage buildings, figure out which one is right for you, and place an order today.