Comparison of Siding Materials for Storage Units - Natural wood is considered by many the most attractive siding for storage units. But wood exposed over time to water usually rots. Some woods, however, contain natural resins that make them relatively rot-resistant. Cedar is such a wood and very popular as a siding choice for storage units. But even cedar siding is not maintenance-free. Coat cedar with a UV-inhibiting sealer/preservative every other year to protect it from ultraviolet solar radiation. Apply a clear stain, as well, to help preserve its natural beauty.
Clean It Out - With any organization project, you'll want to remove everything to start fresh. This goes for your shed as well. Toss any old items or trash to declutter your space. If there anything you haven't used or your family has outgrown, now might be the time to donate or sell that item. Though removing everything from your shed might seem counterproductive, it's better to see what you have to store before you create new systems for it.