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6 Effective Ways to Expand Your Shed’s Storage Options

A shed loft is a space created in a shed, typically in the form of a platform or an additional floor. It is usually used for additional storage or to create a workspace, often in sheds that are too small to accommodate a full-size room. A shed loft can also be used as a sleeping area or as an outdoor living space.

That said, if you’re looking to add more space to your property to make storage much easier, a loft is definitely something you need. But of course, if you want more storage options on top of your loft, here are some solutions you can consider:

1. Invest in Shelves and Racks

The first step to making your shed more organized is to invest in shelves and racks. Shelves provide a great way to store items in a neat and organized way. Place your most used items on the top shelves, so they’re easy to reach. Racks are also helpful for storing items that are too large or awkwardly shaped, such as ladders or garden hoses.

2. Use Wall Hooks

Wall hooks are a great way to store items that don’t fit on shelves or racks. You can hang items on the walls, such as brooms, shovels, and rakes. If you have a lot of tools, consider getting a pegboard to hang them on. This will keep them out of the way but still easy to reach.

3. Maximize Storage Space

Be sure to make the most of the available storage space in your shed. Hang items from the ceiling, use corners for shelving, and make use of every nook and cranny. Utilizing all of the available space in your shed will help you maximize storage capacity.

4. Label Containers

Organizing your shed can be made easier by labeling the boxes, drawers, and other containers. Put labels on that give a brief summary of the contents in each container. This will enable you to quickly locate the item you need without having to rummage through all the compartments.

5. Use Bins and Baskets

Bins and baskets are useful for organizing and containing small items like screws, nuts, bolts, and other small parts. It’s important to label them so you can easily identify the contents of each one. This way, you’ll be able to locate the item you need quickly and efficiently.

6. Set Up Workbenches

A workbench is a table or platform used for working on projects. It can be set up in a shed or garage to provide a space to work on projects and store tools and materials. Having a dedicated workbench can make it easier to focus on the task at hand, and having the tools and materials organized and out of the way can help to make the work area more efficient and less cluttered.


Overall, setting up a work shed is a great way to maximize the potential of your outdoor space. By properly organizing and setting up the shed, you can create a functional and efficient workspace for all of your projects. While each shed will require different steps, the main steps outlined in this article should help you get started.

Allen Portable Buildings, Inc. creates strong and durable portable buildings for storing various items right on the property. If you are looking for sheds, reach out to us today!

About Allen Portable Buildings, Inc.

Allen Portable Buildings, Inc. is a shed builder based out of Sikeston, MO with dealer locations throughout Southeast Missouri.  If you’re in our delivery area and interested in a new shed or portable buildings, we’d love to send you a quote!