Organize For the Season - Now that you know what's staying in your shed, you must consider when you use the items. You don't want to move a stack of gardening tools just to get to the snow shovels you'll need in the winter. If possible, dedicate one side of the shed to warm-weather specific equipment and the other to cold-weather equipment. This will alleviate any confusion on where items are and save yourself plenty of time when working.
For nearly maintenance-free storage units, vinyl is the preferred siding. Vinyl lacks the visual appeal of wood, but if you own a house with vinyl siding, why not select a storage unit that is also sided with vinyl? However, vinyl will get dirty over time, making it even less attractive. Mold is often the culprit. Take into account the maintenance required to clean the vinyl periodically.