5 key essentials for your shed
When you are building a shed in your backyard, you probably already have a few ideas as to what you are going to put inside of it. However, did you know that there is actually a list of things that you should have in your shed from day one, and should always keep in your shed for years?
These are 5 of those things that you need to have in your shed in order to get the most out of it. Read through this list so that you know what things you need to put in your shed when the shed builders show up and finish building your new backyard storage space.
First aid kit
Even if you already have a first aid kit in your own home, it doesn't hurt to have a second supply out in the garage. You need this in case you are ever doing work outside and you get injured. You can't go inside and break into the first aid kit that is used for emergencies, so you can instead create a second, throw-away, first aid kit that you can turn to when someone gets hurt outside.
You don't have to worry about all of the emergency supplies in this second first aid kit. You just need a few things to be able to clean a wound, bandage a wound, and maybe a bit of pain medication so that you can quickly take something for the pain and get back to the work that you were doing before you were injured. If your injury is more serious and requires more attention, you should probably head inside with the bigger medical kit anyway.
There is no reason to keep all of your lawn equipment in the garage when you have a shed that was specifically built for holding things that you no longer have room for. Besides, lawn equipment can be pretty dangerous and if you have pets or kids around, you don't want to have to keep an eye on them every time they walk through the garage.
Depending on how large your shed is, you should be able to get in all of your rakes, your mowers, and your weed whackers with absolutely no issue. And even after placing all of those things into your brand new shed, you should still have room to place even more things inside of it.
You should move your toolbox out of your garage and into your new shed. This will save you all of the time that you would have spent looking for your toolbox because it will have its very own designed spot in the shed so you can grab it whenever you need it. You don't have to keep car parts in the shed, but the regular tools that you usually only need when you are outside working on something, you should keep in your shed to save up some space inside of your garage and inside of your home.
Trash bags and leaf bags
Your new shed is also a great place to store large trash bags and bags that you discard all of your lawn leaves into when you are raking them up. Since these things are usually kept in the garage, you can now put them in a more accessible location for when you are doing yard work outside. If you have a lot of trash that needs to be thrown away, you can always go out and get one of the larger trash bags, but now you will have a little bit more free space now that you don't have a shelf dedicated to large bags that you are not using often.
A shelf to stack smaller items into
An organization shelf is the most useful thing that you can add to your shed. It can be tall, large, and take up a lot of space in your shed. Or it can be small, short, and you can stack as many of them as you need. Or you can just get something that is sort of in-between both of those options listed previously. The reason you need one of these shelves is that there are a lot of things that you can put in your shed, but most of them are very small things. You will want to be able to find all of these small objects without looking very hard, and you also don't want these things just lying around your shed where they could break, go missing or get dirty. So the last thing on this list, and the first thing that you should buy is an organization shelf and storage bin for your shed.
There you have it, the top 5 things that you need to put into your shed the moment it is finished. Everyone has a different vision in mind when they build a shed from scratch in their backyard. But no matter what those people had planned in their minds, they always added these 5 necessary things so that they could get the most out of the shed that they just had built at their homes.
If you ever find that you don't have as much room in your shed after adding all of these things, consider remodeling your garage for more space, using the same tips for the shed for your garage clean up and organization, or just have another shed built.