Keep your shed organized by outlining the shapes of the tools on the walls where they hang.
Photo/Illustration: Christine Erikson
While organizing my toolshed recently, I borrowed a technique that I learned from a local public garden. After gathering every gardening tool I own, I picked out a wall to hang them on. After installing the hooks and placing the tools, I used a permanent black marker to outline each tool. Now each tool has a permanent spot, and I always know which ones have been borrowed or left in the garden. This works for full-size tools as well as hand tools, and if I ever want to move them around, a quick coat of paint on the wall lets me start all over again.