A portable shelter can be an excellent storage option when you don’t have space in a garage and you don’t have the time or money to expand your existing garage or build a permanent shed. To make the best use of a portable shelter, you need to keep things organized.
Figure out What to Keep and What to Eliminate
Many people struggle to stay organized because their homes and garages are filled with things that they haven’t used in years and will probably never use again. Before you tackle the job of organizing your portable garage, go through all your lawn and garden equipment, tools, and other belongings and figure out which ones are actually worth keeping. Sell, donate, or discard the rest.
Devise an Organizational System That Will Work for You
After you have decided what will go into the portable garage, you can figure out how to organize it. For small objects, such as nails and screws, plastic containers are your best option. You can put small items into boxes or bags, then place those into a larger container. That way, you won’t have to worry about small boxes or bags being misplaced or getting in the way. Label the side of each container so you won’t have to dig through bins trying to find what you need.
If you have several storage bins, invest in some sturdy shelves. That will help you organize the storage containers, see what is where, quickly access things when you need them, then put them back where they belong so the portable shelter doesn’t get disorganized and cluttered. Shelves that are designed to occupy a corner can help you take full advantage of limited storage space.
Pegboard can be an excellent way to store tools, such as hammers and hedge trimmers, that have unusual shapes. It can be difficult to store them in plastic bins in an organized way. Hanging those types of tools on pegboard will make it easy to find exactly what you need. It will also keep them from scraping against each other and possibly getting damaged.
Make sure that you have enough floorspace to get your lawnmower and other large equipment in and out of the storage building without bumping into something else or having to clear a path. This is another reason why using shelves is so important. By storing things vertically, you’ll free up valuable floor space that you can use for other belongings.
Invest in a Storage Building
A portable shelter can be an ideal place to keep your lawn care tools and equipment. In order to reap the benefits of a storage building, you need to choose the right shelter and find an organizational system that makes sense for you.
Shelters of America sells portable storage buildings in various sizes to suit homeowners’ many needs. Figure out what you want to put in a storage building, then order one that’s the right size.