When it comes to buying portable sheds, you’re faced with a ton of options. How do you know which portable storage building will best fit your needs? First of all, you need to begin by asking a few simple questions.

First question…

How will I be using my portable shed? Portable sheds can be used to meet a variety of needs including storage, vehicle parking, living space, work space, and the list could go on. The first thing you need to do is think about how you will be using your outdoor storage shed. Your answer to that question will greatly narrow down  your options.

Here is a chart with suggested uses for wood storage sheds from Esh’s Utility Buildings.

portable sheds usage chart

Next question…

How much stuff will I need to get into my portable shed? It’s a good idea to order a storage shed that’s bigger than you’ll think you’ll need. Shed buyers almost never complain about a wooden shed that’s too big. If you’re not sure how much floor space you’ll need you can lay out the items that you plan to store in the shed and measure around them to determine the size.

How much stuff could you fit into this space? Photo credit: Pinterest