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3 Dirty Secrets of Garden Organizing

Gardens-who doesn’t have one!

I needed to reorganize my garden. Well, really it’s the place that has the garden supplies that needs organizing. So as with your home organizing steps you can follow the same organizing tips with the outside of your home.

How to start garden organizing. Follow these 3 dirty steps to a better organized garden. Let’s start with an organizing a garden shed or a potting table.

Choose a Specific Space; shed or potting table

Set an organizing time limit; 45 min etc.

Get dirty and get started!

Take a picture of the inside of your shed or potting table. Look for organized garden shed/potting table images that you like. Draw a diagram of changes to shelf height and tool spacing.

Currently the space inside the shed and/or potting table houses tools, gloves, pesticides, seeds, documents, crafts, pots, and other items. The problem is a lack of organization and visibility of what is in the tool shed.

Solution: Redesign the shed/potting table to locate tools/supplies quickly, increase storage space, and promote returning items to their designated space.

The Plan:

  1. Remove all items

  2. Sweep/clean shed or potting table

  3. Redesign placement of shelves, tools, storage units etc.

  4. Inventory garden tools and supplies

  5. Arrange/label tubs, containers, crates


Supply Options
  • Hanging shoe organizer—small tools, gloves, hats

  • 1 shelf unit (not needed if organizing the potting table)

  • Large broom

  • Storage unit with drawers

  • Airtight container for seeds. Look at pet food containers for ideas.

  • Clear tubs/containers for supplies (2 different sizes) (inventoried and labeled)

  • The number of containers needed to be determined during inventory.

  • Containers to replace boxes to keep out the critters.

  • Labels. Make labels large enough to be place at the front of the container. So, when you open the doors the labels are bold and visible.

  • Organization unit for large tools: rakes, shovels, broom, hoe etc.… to stand tools up, secure to the wall horizontally or vertically.

  • Tools: Get the tools off the ground and secured in place. Tools can be heavy and dangerous.

  • Hang on a bar, attached to wall, with clamps to keep large tools in place, use a peg board for small tools.

  • Tools can be hung vertically or horizontally depending upon the space


So, after getting down and dirty in your garden, how does your garden grow now? Send us before and after pictures of your shed, potting table, tools etc. Share your dirty garden organizing secrets with the world!

SK Out!

SK Simple Solutions can assist you with your garden shed, potting table and other garden organizing needs. Plus, we really enjoy our job!

The 5 Steps of a Personal Organizer: Consultation, Listen, Plan, Implement, Follow-up

  1. We offer a free 30-minute organizing consultation

  2. We listen without judgement to the strategies you have tried.

  3. Plan sessions to declutter & organize your space.

  4. Implement the plan using SK Simple Solutions.

  5. Follow up to answer questions and/or share their success!


Our process is hands-on, collaborative, and stress-reducing. We strive to increase your self-confidence to maintain your own simplified life. We can organize FOR you or WITH you.

Not sure if you need a personal organizer?

Contact us, give us a try, and see why our other clients have so much confidence in us!

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