10 Tips for Organizing Your Garden Shed Using X-Track and E-Track Rails
Often, the garden shed becomes an eyesore with tools and equipment scattered everywhere. If these items are buried and non-visible, chances are they are not going to be used as often as they should. Yes, this task may seem daunting, but CargoSmart has solutions for you! With the use of our E-Track and X-Track systems, you can easily transform your garden shed into a well organized, functional space. Aside from looking great and performing flawlessly, both X-track® and E-track rails allow for customization that can be done on your own by simply changing the attachments as your needs evolve! While many garden shed storage solutions simply move everything “out of the way”, you want to make sure that you can actually access your equipment when you need to. If you spend a lot of time gardening or out in your yard, why not make your garden shed a place of calm rather than an obstacle to get through? The best kind of organization lets you simply do your yard work instead of reorganizing your shed after every use.
Read on for CargoSmart’s tips on organization and transforming your space into a gardener’s oasis!
1. Keep your most used items easily accessible
If you’re using your gardening tools and lawn mower every weekend, make sure they stay in places where you’re able to access them. As a general rule, prioritize! Your organizational needs may change from year to year or season to season, so using X-Track or E-Track rails with attachments that can move around at your will and other flexible storage solutions can be a game-changer.
2. Organize Hoses and Ropes
Keep hoses and ropes out of the way and kink-free with attachments like this one. Putting it back in a designated place every time will prevent tripping and keep everything looking put together.
3. Secure Those Awkward Items
We all know about *the pile*. You know, the pile- the stack of rakes and shovels and brooms in the corner that all fall down if you slightly brush by it? Hooks like this one and tool stabilizers such as this one fit most long-handled tools, with room for multiple tools on one hook. No more stepping on rakes that pop back up and hit you in the face (it’s okay, it’s happened to us too). Miscellaneous items like garden stakes and tiki torches can be stored horizontally using j-hooks that attach to X-track and E-track rails (pictured below).
4. Look Up
When it comes to garden shed organization, the floor is not your friend. If your tools and equipment are all piled on top of each other, you’re not going to be able to see anything and the tools you invested in might sustain unnecessary wear and tear. X-track and E-track systems make using your wall space easy, allowing you to install a rail at your desired height. Instead of piling your tools on the floor, a wall-mounted E-Track/X-Track rail can act as a shelf with a couple of shelf brackets and a piece of wood.
5. Keep Safety in Mind
While we are still lamenting the downsides of storing things on the ground, it’s important to remember that there are some things that shouldn’t live there anyways. Kids and pets can easily knock over or get into fertilizer, insecticide, and gasoline that’s stored within reach. Luckily, it’s easy to prevent these mishaps by simply keeping these materials in a higher area that remains visible like we did below.
If the kids’ sports equipment has spilled over into the garden shed, it’s easy to just mix every “outdoor” thing together in your garden shed. If this is the case, don’t let everything get jumbled! Keep everything in place with organizers such as this sports organizer.
7. Personalize Your Space
Make your space work for your passions! If you would rather be potting plants than sitting by the pool this summer, a foldout bench bracket attachment acts as a potting bench with adjustable height, just by placing a piece of wood on the brackets. If space gets tight in your garden shed during the winter, simply fold in your brackets and repurpose the board!
8. Have Fun!
Sometimes it’s the little things that make spaces enjoyable to be in. Add a few fun decorations or fun-ctional items that make your projects that much more enjoyable. A bottle opener like the one pictured below or some funky lights add some personality into your space. If you’re really feeling up to it, add some homey decorations like we did!
9. The Small Things
Keep your smaller, often used items such as gloves and shears handy and visible using a wire basket rather than an opaque one. This works especially well with a vertically positioned X-Track as pictured, so that smaller items can be categorized.
10. Keep It Simple
At the end of the day, you shouldn’t have to spend thousands on reorganizing your garden shed or garage. With a few handy storage options and some reorganization, your garden shed can be easily transformed into a space that works for your hobbies and lifestyle. X-Track and E-Track rails are very affordable, and CargoSmart offers dozens of attachments that can be switched in and out of the rails as needed. Shop the whole collection here.