Your motivation in this case is an attic bursting to its seams and a garage that can t fit in a car. When it comes to building a shed on your own, you can either start from scratch or get some help from corporate America and use pre-fabricated shed kits. Either way, you are going to need a good set of tools. You should also use materials and design to make a continuous flow. The planning stage is very crucial and you should explore all your options so that you will be able to work without any glitches later on. Another factor that should gain much attention is the roof of your lean to shed. As much as possible, make certain that in your design plans, the roof is mono pitched. Without a complete detailed list of the materials needed, you may end up buying, more than what s needed. A plan with a step by step guideline is what we all need, this way, we save time on our work. A good set of plans, whether you downloaded it for free, bought it, or created it yourself should have a complete and detailed list of all the materials you will need, including their exact measurements. Because it is only made of wood and not totally locked to the ground, your shed will not be able to accommodate heavy equipment like garden tractors. Your shed can only be built with a limited size and also they tend to be susceptible to moisture which in turn will shorten their life. The advantages though far outweigh the disadvantages mentioned. If you have a great command using tools and have a free weekend or two to work on some measuring, hammering, cutting, drilling and sawing, then all you need are the proper materials, tools, building plans, and you can soon have your very own shed in your own garden made by your own two hands. The beauty of creating your own from scratch is that you will be able to customize your design and allow it to directly cater to all your storage needs. Don t feel ashamed, there are tons of people who have been known as hoarders, keeping things they don t really need. But, aside from selling the things that you can part with, you can just build a storage shed for those mementos or tools you can t really part with. Primarily, if you don t have the carpentry skills, even the basic ones, you can still build your own storage shed and save a lot of money.