Moving and storage is what we do. We’re pros. And when it comes to at-home storage, we see a lot of opportunities most homeowners miss to make their lives easier. That’s what inspired this post. Let’s help you plan for that new storage building and place it in the right spot to make your life easier.
When it comes to your storage shed, taking the time to choose the perfect spot might seem unnecessary, but utilizing space and taking advantage of every opportunity possible when it comes to your shed is what picking that spot out is all about! So without any further delay, here are a few wildly effective ideas for choosing your perfect storage shed placement.
Most people don’t consider the fact that when they have a storage shed, they’re going to want to get things out of it and put things back in it sooner or later. They forget how important good accessibility is and how vital it is if you’re going to be carrying things back and forth. If your storage shed is a half mile away or on the other side of your yard, you’ll be less likely to like having to carry things back to it!
Yes, it sounds ridiculous right now, but think about it. If you’re storing all of your Holiday decorations in the shed, you’re going to be needing to get them out and put them back at least twice a year, unless you want to be that house on the street that leave them up all year round. And this is going to require heavy lifting and carrying and stacking. If you position the storage shed behind a bunch of trees it’s going to make it doubly difficult. So always remember accessibility is very, very important when it comes to choosing that perfect spot.
You obviously aren’t going to be putting your shed on a hill, but don’t put it in a low spot on your property either. Why? Because think about it. When the rain comes, you’re going to end up with a very wet, muddy, soggy mess around the shed which blows the first rule about accessibility. If your storage shed isn’t very tight you could have leaks, dripping and other nasty things like that. Think about the rain and think level ground.
Rocks, Trees, and Roots.
Again, this also goes back to #1. Terrain matters. Nobody wants to be tripping over tree roots, rocks or other unwanted natural landscaping. Don’t put the shed under direct sunlight, either. The goal isn’t to make an oven in there. Try to think shade with level flat land that you can easily walk across. And make sure it isn’t far from your front door or garage.
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If you’re still not sure about where the best spot is for your dream shed, hire a professional to go look at your property and sum it up. Who knows, maybe they can help you utilize the space and help your shed to really compliment your yard!