We all love things. Sometimes, we can love things a little too much. That moment you go to put that new collectible, book, or plant on the shelve and realize, “Uh oh! I’m all out of room…”
This problem isn’t new and sometimes we let ourselves get out of hand. How many boxes of Christmas decorations do you have stocked away in the shed? It’s ok, we won’t tell 😜. When it comes to storing our passions, we sometimes need to get creative.
So how do we maximize our small spaces to ensure everything fits? We’re going to teach you how to utilize a simple 8×8 shed to fit all your storage needs!
8×8 Shed: The Challenges
First step is understanding the problem at hand. You have an 8×8 shed. What do you have that needs to be stored inside it?
Being on the smaller side, an 8×8 shed has what appears to be some “downsides” to it. Its limited space makes one think instantly, “It’s not big enough to store all the ceramic pumpkins from fall next to the giant candy canes from the holidays.” Yet, it’s compact size allows the owner the ability squeeze it in to almost any space while unlocking a world of storage possibilities.
It’s not a matter of “not having enough space,” it’s about not unlocking the shed’s full potential. Let’s look at some storage solutions, ways to maximize your space, and even alternative ways to use the space of a compact 8×8 shed.
Maximize Your 8×8 Shed Space
So, you installed your 8×8 shed, have your bins and storage containers, what more can you do to ensure you’ve maximized your small garden shed’s storage capacity? Let’s take a look!
1. 8×8 Shed Shelving Ideas
Another great way to turn your compact 8×8 shed into a spacious environment is getting things off the floor. Now that we stated a “duh” moment, how do we do that? Utilizing your 8×8 shed’s walls is the perfect way to create more usable storage space. Here are some Shed Shelving Ideas:
Building traditional shelving onto the walls of your shed or purchasing removable shelving to put inside can transform your storage capacity.
Elevate those bins, baskets, containers and more. Safely store your things from floor to ceiling and still have room to wheel in your mower, bikes, and more. Shed shelving is a must for smaller garden sheds like an 8×8 shed, but they also grant larger sheds more organization and flexibility to create a unique space.
Peg Board Walls
Another great way to transfer things to the walls of your 8×8 shed is the use of peg boards.
Peg boards are extremely versatile and allow you to hang up tools, hoses, brooms, and more. Basically, if it has a loop or hook, a peg board will be able to assist. This classic wall is often used to hang the most used tools at a workshop. We’ve all seen the fun tool outlines on a workbench and the satisfying feeling when the missing tool gets hung back up. Peg boards create this flexibility and allow the wall to be reworked for the addition of new tools or shelving.
Another common and budget friendly option for your 8×8 shed storing options are tool hooks. Turn an inside wall into a grab-and-go stop by hanging your rakes, hoes, hammers, hoses, and more on hooks. This easy to install and simple to use method is both convenient and satisfying to look at.
2. 8×8 Shed Lofts
When it comes to the best use of space in a small garden shed, nothing does quite as much heavy lifting as a shed loft.
Shed lofts can be installed at the time the 8×8 shed was constructed, or it can be added in after the fact. While it may seem obvious, it’s important to note that a loft turns that often unused space high up, into a prime storage location. Pack away the holiday wreaths, Christmas tree, volleyball net, and more. Lofts can also be customized to run the length or width of the shed to best fit your storage needs.
3. 8×8 Shed Add-Ons
The last option we’ll talk about is how to utilize the outside of your shed as well! Your 8×8 shed can be used for more than its inside storage capacity. Storage boxes, hose racks, tool hooks, and more can be added to the outside of the shed to expand its usage without the need of a bigger footprint.
Attached a garden box on the side to keep your watering can, weeding trowel, or gloves in for easy access. Wrap the hose up with a convenient hose wrack and avoid tripping over a wet hose every time you try and put it away inside. When in doubt, look around and see what your opportunities are on the outside of your 8×8 shed as well!
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Summing Up Your 8×8 Shed
So, whether it’s limited space, excess storage, a motorcycle garage, or anything in-between, you now know how to utilize your compact 8×8 shed in the most efficient manner. Get creative, have fun, and start maximizing your life with your very own storage shed. Looking to buy? We’d love to help! Get your free quote or design your own custom 8×8 shed with our online 3D Builder below. The possibilities are endless. What will you create?