Decluttering and organizing your home this spring should extend all the way to your garden tools. It’s a lot easier to find what your looking for if everything has a place and everything is in its place. This will save you time when you get ready to work in your garden. It will also save you money, because you won’t be running out to buy something you have but can’t find. Earlier this month I shared some tips on organizing storage spaces like garages and such. Today I have five simple tips to help you keep your garden tools organized. These tips are great whether you keep your gardening items in the garage or a separate garden shed. If you’re decluttering and getting rid of some things, you should check out my post on ways to repurpose garden rakes. It has some fun ideas.
Organizing Ideas for Garden Tools
1. Tired of having to search high and low for string when you need it? Turn a toilet paper holder on its side, and then use it to keep string handy and ready for cutting. This also works for twine and wire.
2. Don’t worry about misplacing your garden gloves with this idea. Sew a magnet into the cuff of each glove. They’ll easily attach to a metal garden bucket or a metallic tool strip.
3. It’s easy to trip on a coiled hose that’s lying on the floor of the garage or garden shed. Get it up off the floor by utilizing a large hook. Make sure you choose a hook with a steep angle so it holds the hose in place.
4. Wood lattice makes an excellent storage center for your garden tools. Select a heavy lattice and use spacers when screwing it to the wall or door. Hang all your garden tools with S-hooks. Some items can be hung from binder clips that are slipped onto the S-hooks. You can also attach broom clamps to the lattice.
5. Baskets are great for storing items you use often and need to get grab quickly. Hang one on the door of the shed or in a place where you can easily access it.
It’s easier to start a project or task when everything you need is readily accessible. Organizing your garden tools will help save you time and frustration the next time you’re ready to work in the garden.
Here are some more great tips to help you get and stay organized: