move a shedIt never fails, you get your shed put up and filled with stuff and then out of the blue your wife comes along with a landscaper and wants to turn your backyard upside down with intricate gardens and paths. You’ve gotta move the shed!

Ways to Move a Shed

There are many, many ways to move a shed. The easiest way to move your backyard shed is by using a crane or a forklift. A crane will lift the shed up and over any debris. Heck, you can even move the shed to another yard. Need to move your shed from front to backyard or vice versa? Use a crane. While you’re at it, why not move other unsightly items in your neighbors lawn into the trash. (Just kidding.)

move sheds with forklift
A forklift is a wonderful invention that can move portable buildings such as sheds from one site to another.

Next up, using a forklift to move your shed will also be the simplest bet. Lifting the shed up with a forklift or a small loader will be simple and save time.

If you don’t have a crane or forklift, and need to move your shed by hand, that can easily be done as well. With a few simple tools, an auto jack, pipes, and tracks. Here is a great detailed post on how to move a shed by hand with these simple tools. The essentials of this method is that you will jack up your shed and roll it along tracks with the pipes and wooden tracks.

Hint: This post will also show you what not to do, like, don’t talk on the phone while moving a shed and make sure you have enough muscle!

You can also move a shed with a backhoe and some chains. Dragging a shed with chains would work with several different mechanical implements as long as you have a fairly smooth path or only a short distance to move your shed.

Move a Shed with a Backhoe

You can also consider moving your shed with a pickup truck and some really bad country music. I highly recommend leaving out the song. But their shed moving technique isn’t half bad.

shed moving mule
Shed moving mule will make your life much easier.



Other ways to move a backyard shed include lifting it up on a flatbed truck, for longer hauls, rather than across the yard. You can also use a dolly for short trips. And finally, there is an item similar to a forklift, called a mule that can move sheds into place.


Think Smart and Be Safe…

So, there you have have it. With the right tools, most of the time moving a shed just takes a little ingenuity, creativity and patience and it’s a snap!

moving a shed in my yard
Ok tough guy, don’t get any ideas. You could always grab a good buddy and lift the shed with your bare hands, however, we would never recommend it unless it’s a miniature doll house.

11 responses to “Moving a Shed Made Easy…

Posted by Veda Falconer

Can the shed moving mule be rented?

Posted on October 2, 2016 at 9:11 pm

Posted by bdeitsch

We didn’t think of that. Might have to include that in the article.

Posted on October 3, 2016 at 8:44 am

Posted by Ann Griggs

B ZCan you move my shed 5 feet from my property line I think it is 8 by 12, what would I t cost?

Posted on March 17, 2017 at 5:33 pm

Posted by bdeitsch

Good Morning Ann,

Unfortunately, we do not offer shed moving services. Some towing companies haul sheds away… I would also check your local yellow pages, Angies List or Home Advisor. Have a great day!

Posted on March 21, 2017 at 8:46 am

Posted by Jacob Mayorga

I wanted to know how much you charge to move a storage shed measuring 10 ft 3 inches wide by 16 ft long, and 10 ft high, from Inglewood to Smyrna.

Posted on November 20, 2017 at 9:05 pm

Posted by Steven

A tow truck company can move a shed for you. But you will have to do the set up. One carport/building company out here has a guy that does it and he will do it for you on the side. Look into that.

Posted on November 23, 2017 at 8:42 pm

Posted by Arwa

I want to move a shed 30 feet in my backyard . How much it cost

Posted on April 30, 2018 at 7:43 am

Posted by Brennan

Good Morning Arwa,
Unfortunately, we cannot provide shed moving services. Call a trusted towing company in your area and see if they can help. I am sorry I could not be of more help! Have a great day!

Posted on April 30, 2018 at 11:50 am

Posted by Paul Caviel

We need to move our 12 by 10 shed from one side of our backyard to another side

Posted on August 4, 2018 at 1:38 pm

Posted by Glenna Brown

Move a medium garden shed from one end of the garden to the other

Posted on April 10, 2019 at 4:27 am

Posted by tyra c burnes

I need my shed moved from my old home to my new home…

Posted on July 9, 2019 at 2:12 pm

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