Keep your creative and recreational pursuits in harmony inside your she shed. We found these great helpers to get you started.
Your she shed (or she shed-styled room) is a sanctuary of harmony and peace, right? Maybe some days yes, some days no. The backyard shed is a bit of a clutter magnet; having a space to stash things outside of the home or garage is almost irresistible.
Our advice is to lean into the inevitable, but do it right. You can organize some storage in your shed without losing precious space for yourself. Here are some organizational ideas that work really well in a dedicated small space like your she shed.
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Better than a book mark, this ingenious wood bookstand offers an angled platform on which to place your current reading material. Bonus: a tray underneath keeps your reading glasses at the ready! Cost: $40
Need something to frame your She Shed Living calendar? Surround it with weathered barnwood and make a statement. This rustic barn wood frame is made by hand; the calendar simply slides in from the back. It’s made with our calendar’s size in mind but can be customized with your order. Put in a few hooks on the lower edge for keys and leashes. Cost: $112
Stackable bamboo bins have staggered sizes for better visibility. Use these for just about anything from supplies to reading material. Cost: $38.95
White Rope Baskets
Baskets are available in every shape and size but this set made with white cotton rope caught our eye. They add a touch of simplicity and class to your shed (and also work really well in the laundry room). Cost: $65 for the set
So many great things to love about this pegboard display. First, this is just one of many different sizes. Second, It’s cute as a retail display but also perfect for your shed walls, holding aprons, art supplies, books and more. We also like the combination of dowel/hooks and quickie shelving. Genius! Cost: $99
Farmhouse Hall Tree
Hall trees are usually found in mudrooms and used for coats and shoes … but why not in your she shed space? This Farmhouse Hall Tree is built by hand in the U.S. and you can customize it for an exact fit and finish. Think fabrics (if you are a quilter or sewist), tools, storage bags, gardening outerwear, even extra seating. Cost: $999
Stud-mount Tool Hangers
These tool hangers may not look very chic, but if yard tools keep finding their way into your shed, they could end up being your best friends. Handmade with quality plywood, these hangers and shelves come in a kit. They utilize exposed studs for a sturdy mount. Each kit contains two double Garden Tool hangers, two shelves and two single organizers. Cost: $59.50
Lockers haven’t changed much over the years and here’s why: they work. This California company offers 1970s-era double lockers salvaged from a college. Painted cherry red and carefully cleaned, they make a fun statement while stashing your stuff. Try these or start scouring flea markets for locker castoffs. Cost: $325 for pickup, $600 for delivery
Wood Sewing Caddy
We’ve seen some large sewing boxes, but this one — called “Very Large Decorative Storage Box” — takes the cake. Featuring decorative wood detailing and hand-rubbed finish, it has five separate storage boxes that fan out when opened. Keep all of your sewing tools and notions handy, or use it for art supplies, crafts, knitting or makeup. Cost: $140
It’s time to think outside the conventional stacked Inbox. We love this open “Ferris Wheel” desktop organizer for its aesthetic appeal and how it keeps stuff visible. Cost: $77