We’ve been playing musical-utility-spaces lately, and it has gotten all of our storage areas topsy turvy.
For the past couple of years, we’ve had a backyard workshop on our wish list.
But then last month, when we started trying to make those dreams into real plans, we ran into all kinds of red tape with our city and realized building a workshop on our property just wasn’t in the cards.
So now we’ve gone to Plan B: Turn our existing pool shed into a workshop.
But that has meant moving our lawn and pool equipment into our pool toy closet. And moving our pool toys into a different storage shed. And moving the tools from our garage into the pool shed that will become the new workshop.
All of that probably makes absolutely no sense, now that I’m typing it out. Anyways, it’s rather chaotic. Feast your eyes on the pool toy closet that has never once graced this blog. It’s a sight to behold.
In the beginning of it all, this little closet in our pool shed looked like this after we relocated the pool stuff and ripped out the old dressing bench none of us ever used:
After peeling up the old worn out vinyl floor down to the concrete subfloor and painting the paneling with leftover white base paint, it looked like this.
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Yay for free makeovers using what you already have! And for all of the actual organizers, we spent about $250.
We hauled in a cubby shelf, screwed a few mounts and hangers to the walls, and now we feel like we can breathe a little better.
Cubby Shelf for Small Storage
Hanging Power Lawn Tools
These mounts were perfect for hanging up the larger landscaping power tools like our edger and weed eater.
Mounted Hand Tools
And these hangers are useful for so many different items like rakes and shovels to hang anywhere on the walls.
Just so we don’t have to see all of the utility equipment from the outside of the shed in our pool area, we put up a vinyl roller shade to hide it.
So much better and now we can actually find everything we need when working in the yard. Yaaaay! No one is happier about it than Robert, that’s for sure.
If you want more organizing ideas, you can find more here:
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- Laundry Room Organization Tour