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July 22, 2019

How to Organize Portable Storage Buildings

Learn how to organize portable storage buildings to easily maximize your space. Get the best storage buildings available now.

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Great Tips for Organizing Portable Storage Buildings

Do you want to get the most out of the space in your portable storage buildings? The following tips will help you do just that.

1. Organize Items Based on What You Need to Access Most Frequently

Store your seasonal items or things that you only have to access once or twice a year at the back of your portable storage buildings. Things that you use more frequently like your gardening tools in the summer and your shovel in the winter should be stored near the front of your shed.

If you have a loft in your shed, then put seasonal items such as Christmas decorations up there. Decorations are usually lightweight so they can be easily lifted up and down from the loft and you only need to get at them once a year.


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Classic Buildings’ Country Barn has a great loft for extra storage space



2. Label Boxes and Containers

Labeling is a great time-saving addition to your storage containers. You might think that you will remember exactly which container you stored your items in, but over time it is easy to forget. Clear, descriptive labels will speed up the search process and save you opening up endless boxes or containers to find the thing you are looking for. You can even purchase color-coded labels that are already printed or you can choose blank ones to print or write on yourself.


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You can purchase color-coded, pre-printed labels for your containers – Image Source: Amazon


3. Choose the Right Kind of Container

Use Clear Containers for Visibility: Clear plastic containers will help you quickly identify what is inside for easy access.

Containers with Labeling Slots: You can purchase some plastic containers that have actual labelling slots so you can easily switch the label as you switch the contents of your container. This type of label will work better than a sticky type which can be difficult to remove.

Handles Help with Moving: Purchasing containers that have handles is also a good idea if you are going to be moving them or carrying them from place to place.

Heavy Items: Choose containers with re-enforced bottoms and handles to store your heavier items.

Different storage containers work better in different situations


4. Maximize Space through Shelving, Hooks, and Stacking

Adding shelving to your portable storage buildings is a great way to maximize your space and keep everything organized. Shelving helps you utilize your wall space and it means you don’t have to un-stack and re-stack boxes, bins, or similar items every time you want to get at something on or near the bottom of the stack.


portable building shelves

Shelves let you make the most of your space


In addition, you can install hooks that will let you hang items such as garden tools on your walls. Wall hooks will give you the perfect way to safely store your larger tools up off the floor and neatly put away so you can easily find them when you need them.


hang things on wall hooks

A wood shed is strong enough to hang heavy items on the walls


If you have a plastic shed instead of one made of wood, you may not be able to use shelves or hooks on your wall to store your heavy items. Wood storage buildings are much stronger and can support the extra weight whereas plastic cannot.


5. Keep the Heaviest Items at the Bottom

If your shed is a 2 story building or if it has a loft, you will want to store your heavier items on the bottom floor instead of lifting or carrying them up to the second floor.

If you are stacking items, it’s always best to keep heavier items on the bottom and stack lighter things on top of them.


large items

Store your larger items on the bottom floor


6. Leave a Path for Easy Access

Don’t be tempted to fill up your portable storage building from front to back with no space in between items. Make sure that you leave a path so that you can get to the things that you have stored at the back of your shed.

7. Create an Inventory

Making an inventory of everything that you have stored inside your portable storage building is a great organizational tip. You could even categorize your inventory according to sections in your shed. For example, you could record the following:

Christmas lights
Christmas tree
Tomato Cages
Strawberry boxes

Back Left Corner:
Baby clothes
High chair

You can either write your inventory down in a notebook or you can enter it into a spreadsheet program like Excel or Google Sheets so that it is very easy to update when you need to.


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Make an inventory of what you have in your shed and where it is


Classic Buildings: Beautiful Portable Storage Buildings that LastClassic Buildings logo

Looking for the most beautiful portable storage buildings that are made to last a lifetime? Look no further than Classic Buildings. Classic has the best portable, fully customizable buildings in the state. Purchasing a high quality, custom crafted wooden shed doesn’t have to cost you a fortune, and you don’t need to wait until you have enough money saved to buy one. Contact Classic Buildings today or visit the location nearest to you and find out how easy it is to rent-to-own your own beautiful wooden shed. We provide financing and most people can even qualify for $0 money down.


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Remember, before buying a shed you should be aware of the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes permit requirements depend on the size of your shed.

Classic Buildings has locations throughout the Midwest, including various Missouri cities (St. Louis, Arnold, Columbia, St. Charles, Rolla, Linn, Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Washington Missouri). We are located in Swansea, Illinois and Kansas and deliver throughout the Midwest, and, in some cases, nationwide!

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ storage sheds, check out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand!

It was a pleasure working with confident and qualified people. The workmanship and materials are second to none…I would recommend Classic Buildings to anyone who requires a building for storage, recreation or whatever your needs are.

– Mike Dinello

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