Self storage units are a great way to store your belongings before moving, downsizing your home, or decluttering your garage, attic, or shed. That’s why our Napa storage units are such a popular choice for so many homeowners! But sometimes, you want to keep things like tools and lawn maintenance and pool equipment close at hand. That’s when it’s time to take a good look at how you can reorganize the storage space you have to accommodate those frequently used items.

Self Storage vs. Organizing Your Shed

Our Napa Storage units are a convenient and cost-effective choice when you need more room for your ever-increasing pile of possessions. But storage sheds also offer a lot of conveniences, as you only need to walk several steps to get the sports equipment, tools, or holiday décor you need. Still, maintaining an outdoor shed requires work, and there usually comes a time when it needs a bit of organization and cleaning out.

Here are some of our favorite tips for organizing your shed.

  1. Mobile carts. Not only are they great for storing items, but they make transporting them a breeze! No more lugging multiple bags or containers of gardening or pool tools and solutions like fertilizer and chlorine.
  2. Tool tracks. Most modern tracks are designed to hold a variety of tools. They’re terrific for keeping brooms, rakes, shovels, and more off the floor and out of the way.
  3. Pegboard organizers. They never go out of style! Install pegboard on an entire wall of your shed and use the different hooks and attachments available to store everything from paintbrushes to gardening aprons, pool toys, and bicycles.
  4. Open storage bins. You’ve probably seen them used as toy bins in kids’ rooms, but these cubby-hole-like containers are also ideal for storing sporting equipment, rags, and anything else you want to be able to quickly retrieve without going through lidded bins.
  5. Build a lumber rack. If you’re into home carpentry, build an overhead open shelf or two to store your beams and plywood. Just remember to leave enough space between the boards so air can circulate.

Lastly, it’s never a good idea—and usually prohibited—for you to store hazardous materials in a self storage unit. Instead, store cleaners, pesticides, pool chemicals and other hazardous materials in a lockable, child-proof cabinet in your shed.

Rent One of Our Napa Storage Units Today

We hope these tips on organizing your home shed help you keep the items you most frequently use available whenever you need them. Of course, if you want to keep things you use less often safe and secure, our self storage units are the perfect solution.

At Southgate Storage, we offer seven various sized self storage units, including 12×40 spaces for RVs. Our affordable Napa storage units are designed to meet your budget and storage needs. To learn more, contact us online today or call us at 707-255-1677!