The early spring sun is shining, the birds are singing, and it’s time to get your new Geranium Rozanne plants into a container or the ground. You head out to the tool shed to find your spade and gloves, only to discover that nothing is where you imagined it might be, and your shed is a mess. Not an ideal start to a lovely day of puttering in the garden.
Avoid this messy mishap by organising your gardening supplies while the weather is cool, well before your plants need planting and your beds need tending, with these three smart DIY ideas for organising your garden tools.
1. Magnetic Tool Holders
You don’t have to purchase an elaborate system to hold your tools, if all you need to hang up are a few spades and forks. Magnetic strips can be purchased online, or at most hardware store locations and affixed to a wall, or even the edge of a wooden workbench. The metal part of the tool simply sits up against the magnet, waiting at arms length for the moment you need it.
Ashbee Design has it figured out when it comes to organising your shovels and rakes. No more clumsy handles falling over and clanging together. Follow their simple instructions to attach a few pieces of cut PVC pipe to your garden shed wall, and you can easily line up all of your garden rakes and shovels neat and tidy against the wall, and out of the way.
3. Repurpose an Old Shoe Rack
When you don’t need to organise your shoes anymore (or even if you do, and you happen to have an extra over-the-door shoe organiser laying around), repurpose it to hold all of your gardening accoutrements. Hang it on the wall of your garden shed, stuff your tools and trinkets into the pockets, and then label the outside so that anyone else using your tools knows exactly where to put them back.
Now when you head out to the garden this spring to plant or tend to your Geranium Rozanne, you’ll know exactly where your tools are!