Is your tack room looking a little messy and unorganized? Do you struggle to find the items that you need, and do you know you have items buried away in your tack room that you can’t reach? Tack rooms often get messy, but these six tips can help you to organize your tack room.
Maximize Wall Space
One of the best ways that you can organize your tack room is to maximize your use of the room’s wall space. Hang saddle and bridle racks up on the wall so that you don’t depend on the portable saddle racks which take up floor space. Getting these items up and onto the walls will free up much of the room for additional storage.
Hang Extra Hooks
Once you have your bridles and saddles hanging on the wall, hang some extra hooks on the walls. You are sure to find a use for all of the extra hooks that you put up – think about hanging halters, spare bits, crops, spare reins, and girths from them. These extra hooks can be a great way to get your room organized.
Use a Back of the Wall Hanger
Are you familiar with the back of the wall storage hangers which are intended for storing shoes or other small items? They have a bunch of pouches and let you use the space on the backside of a door. Hanging one of these storage units from the back of your tack room door can create the perfect place to store extra brushes, leg boots, spray bottles, and other items.
Pack Blankets Away
Having horse blankets spread out across your tack room will only make the room look messier. If you need to store blankets in your tack room, then store them away in plastic tubs or tack trunks to minimize the space that they take up. Just make sure that the blankets are clean before you pack them away, and only use containers which are mouse-proof so that your blankets stay protected.
Use Storage Units
If you have room for a small storage unit in your tack room, you can quickly organize your miscellaneous supplies. Consider getting a plastic storage unit with drawers or crates to add organization to your tack room.
Label Your Totes
If you’re using totes, storage units, or tack boxes to store items that you don’t use frequently, then you can keep yourself well-organized by labeling each of the storage areas. Create a brief list highlight what each tote or unit contains so that you can quickly retrieve the items when you need them in the future.
With a little work, your tack room can be well-organized, clean, and easy to work in.