It’s easy to clutter your garage with tools and random objects that have been collected over the years. If you also park your car in your garage with the random objects, then you will see your space disappear even faster. Do the kids have a tough time opening the doors or bumping into miscellaneous items when exiting the car? You might want to set up a standalone tool shed. At Steve Allen Construction of Ocala, FL, we have been servicing the central Florida area for over 35 years. Over time, we collect a lot of tools and need a place to store everything. Read further to decide if you should use your garage or a standalone tool shed.

Garage Storage

Tool Sheds Storing your tools in your garage can be helpful and be easier to access. We recommend storing your most used tools in the garage. Items such as a hammer, wrench, screwdriver, drill and other smaller tools are among the top of our list to be stored close to the home. Pros:

  • Easy access when attached or close to the home.
  • Most are powered by electrical lighting and can be accessed at night.


  • Less room for your automobile.
  • Can get messy quickly with dirt and yard debris on tools.
  • Can create a lot of dust if you work in your garage.

Standalone Tool Shed

Tool Sheds Using a tool shed can free up a lot of space in your garage. We recommend storing larger items here. Items such as a lawn mower, fertilizer, pool chemicals, gas cans, your work bench, saws, tree trimmers and other larger items that are used less frequently will be more at home in the shed. Pros:

  • Not as concerned with bringing in dirt or debris. (Everything out here will get dirty eventually if used.)
  • More working space. (Not concerned about scratching or dinging your automobile.)
  • Can leave projects as is if you need to stop working quickly and don’t want to clean up yet.


  • Might have to run a generator for lighting or use battery operated lights.
  • If you have a lot of property the location of the shed could be far away from where you are working.
  • If you store all your tools here, you might have to leave your home when you need something simple like a hammer or screwdriver.

Our best recommendation is to use a combination of your garage and a standalone tool shed. They both have their benefits, and with the proper setup and storing of your tools, you can avoid many of the cons listed above. At Steve Allen Construction of Ocala, FL, we specialize in the framing, exterior and interior trim carpentry industry. If you are looking for a contractor for your next project, feel free to contact us. We also encourage you to reach out to us via social media and share some photos of your storage space.

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