Each season has its own storage challenges. You may have an almost empty garage or shed during the Christmas season, but then after the holidays you’re desperate for more space. Or, during Summer you may purchase some new yard tools (or toys!) and discover your space just isn’t large enough for everything.
That’s why it’s important to plan out your seasonal storage needs as you search for the right garage or shed. We’ve started the list for you!
During the colder months you have major holidays, snow and a new year with new gadgets. Here are items to consider as you plan for winter storage.
Lawn accessories (porch swing, lawn chairs, portable fire pit, yard decorations, etc.)
Christmas gifts (four wheeler, ATV, summer sports equipment, bikes, etc.)
As the plants begin to bloom again and the sun begins to warm up the yard, you may find yourself antsy to make a big purchase. Here are some common items that are added to the storage shed during springtime.
- Garden equipment/supplies
Workbench and tools
Winter items (clothes, tools, etc.)
Source: Cook Customer, Jared G.
It’s time for sunshine and fun! You may discover you’re spending less time in your yard and more time out on the water or at a local park. But, there are still items you’ll be looking for space to store.
Sports equipment (baseball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, etc.)
- Camping Equipment
Swimming pool supplies (chemicals, cleaning tools)
It’s cooler, the leaves are changing and you’re finishing up all of those home repair tasks before winter settles in. You’ll discover you’ve accumulated more than you realized over the summer that needs to be stored until Spring. Here are some common items:
Garden tools (water hose, shovels, planters)
So, what’s the best solution?
There are a couple of different options, depending on the amount of storage you need and the space you’re working with. If you live in the city or have a very small yard, you may need to purge and then find storage benches for some of these items to fit on your back deck. But, if you have more space, then here are a few of the most popular storage shed options for a variety of needs:
This shed style is one of Cook’s most versatile options. You can choose your windows, doors, loft/no loft and more. With its tall sidewalls and high ceilings, it’s the perfect fit for anyone needing a lot of space.
8 ft: Store bikes, outdoor equipment, pool supplies
10 ft: Large vehicles, motorcycles, ATVs
12 ft: Use tall shelving for storage, vehicles, also makes a great storage/workshop space
Learn more about the Utility Shed.
It’s perfect when you need room for an ATV or lawn mower but also need storage space. You can use the loft for all of those seasonal storage items like clothes or decorations. We also have the option to add a garage door to the Lofted shed. It makes it easy for pulling in vehicles or large equipment.
8 ft: Use for medium storage needs, plenty of space for boxes in the loft
10 ft: Average storage, workshop/storage
12 ft: Furniture, vehicles, workshop/storage
Learn more about the Lofted Barn.
This is two sheds in one which makes it the perfect solution for EVERY storage need. It has two rooms; one can be for storage and use the other as a workshop or hobby space.
12 ft: The Handyman is 12 ft. wide but you can choose between three lengths to best fit your yard, 24’, 28’ and 32’. With the dividing wall you can make this into just about any type of shed you need.
Learn more about the Handyman Shed.
You will have a variety of storage needs throughout the year, but you don’t have to worry about choosing the wrong size. With Cook’s rent to own program, we not only offer an affordable way to build your shed today, but we also make it easy to trade up to a large shed size. If you decide to take advantage of our trade up option, you won’t have to worry about losing your investment. Learn more about our rent to own options.