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How to Organise Your Garden Shed with Shelving and Racking

Has your shed become a hazardous dump for clutter? Do you throw in your summer gear, lock the door, and forget about it until June? If so, it's time to clear it out and get organised with some garden shed shelving and racking.

Now, we're not saying your shed needs to look as good as your living room. It's not somewhere you need to start exercising your interior design skills. It is, though, a space that can come in handy for lots of things and should be kept neat and tidy.

In the UK, 32% of people admit that their shed is so messy that they can't even get through the door. Looking at that statistic, we'd imagine the overall number of cluttered sheds is pretty high.

So, we thought we'd write a quick guide on how to transform shed into a practical and organised space to suit your needs. We decided to break it down into six simple steps for you to follow:

  • Think
  • Clear out
  • Sort
  • Plan
  • Store
  • Maintain

1. Think about how you want to use your shed

Before you launch an all-out attack on your shed's clutter, you should think about how you want to use your newly organised space.

Are you a DIY wizard looking to set up a workshop? Do you want to turn it into a bike shed? Or do you just want a more organised storage space?

These are the things you need to ask yourself. Once you know what you want from your shed, you can clear it out with that in mind.

2. Clear everything out

First, you want to empty the shed. That's right, get everything out onto the garden so you can see what you've got. This will give you a chance to work out what's worth keeping, what you need to get rid of, and things you may need to add. It's also a great time to give it a thorough clean.

3. Sort out what you want to keep

You might have some old garden equipment that no longer works, general household clutter, and some furniture that's seen better days. It's best to get rid of these things first, so you can focus on what you want to keep. By separating what you want and don't need, you can make this process a lot easier.

Typically, sheds are small, so you'll want to be ruthless here. Only keep the items that you will use.

4. Plan your layout

Next, it's time to create some zones. Think about the ideal layout for your needs. Let's say you're setting up a workshop. You'll want to designate an area for a workbench and another for your tools and components. It's important to remember everything going back into your shed, such as the lawnmower, for example, so be sure to leave room for things like that.

You may be using your shed for storage; in that case, you should split the shed into categories to help you find what you're looking for with ease. A little organisation goes a long way!

Finally, don't forget to measure up! It's important to know exactly how much space you have to work with.

5. Find the right shed storage

Now, this is where we come in. We have a wide range of garden shed storage that can help you maximise your space. We know sheds vary in size, so we've broken down our products to help you find the right storage for you. We'll kick things off with our standard shed shelving and racking.

G-Rack Shed Shelving

We design our standard shelving to help you keep things organised while making the most of your floor space. Our shelves have a robust metal construction, with stainless steel support beams and rubber feet for extra durability.

With a load weight of 175kg per tier and 6.8mm thick MDF boards, they're perfect for storing your everyday items. Whether it's tools, a tool box, components, garden tools, compost bags or storage boxes, our shed shelving has you covered.

G-Rack Garden Shed shelving unit

Our shed racking comes in a variety of sizes to suit your needs. We have longspan racking, for those of you with a larger shed space. If you're struggling for room, you can check out our reduced space shelving, perfect for when there's not much room to spare.

The G-Rack range includes heavy-duty shed shelving that holds a massive 265kg of load weight per tier, perfect for intensive use with heavier bits of kit.

All of our shelving units are free standing and can be combined using bay connectors if you want to put together a shed racking system. A system can be set up neatly along a wall, which will give you more space to move around. We also supply corner shelving so you can utilise every inch of floor space.

If you're setting up a DIY workspace, you can look at adding a workbench into the mix. Our heavy-duty workbenches hold 300kg of load weight per tier, perfect for vices, sanders, band saws and more. These worktops have two tiers of shelving, perfect for extra tools storage.

G-Rack Shed Racking Unit

All of our shelving and racking feature an easy-build boltless construction, so you don't need to worry about the nuts and bolts. Our shed shelving is fully adjustable so you can alter shelf height, should your storage needs change. Our racking comes in powder-coated finishes, including red, blue, black, and grey. We also offer a great value, anti-corrosion galvanized metal.

You can view our full range of shed storage solutions here.

6. Keep it tidy

Now, you need to keep it tidy with some regular maintenance. Dedicate a little time to maintaining your newly organised shed, whether it's once a week, or once a month. Simple things like tidying up after a DIY job, or putting the hedge clippers back in the right place can make a huge difference.

Lets recap

Transforming your shed is pretty simple, and that's the way we like things. Think about how you want to use your shed, sort through the mess, plan your layout, find the right storage and keep it clean. Sound good? We hope so.

At G-Rack, we find storage to suit your needs, whatever they may be. Whether it's garage shelving units for your home garage, loft shelving and racking, or general home storage, we have products to suit you.

If you need some advice on tidying your shed space or have other home storage needs, give us a call on 0191 500 6000, or drop us an email at, and our friendly UK team will assist you.

How to Organise Your Garden Shed with Shelving and Racking