Don’t let an avalanche of shovels and rakes happen to you! These genius garden tool storage solutions will get that shed or garage organized easily!
After a long, wet winter, I was anxious to get out into the garden and get my hands dirty. But when I opened up the garden shed for the first time this spring, an avalanche of tools nearly knocked me out! I’ll be implementing some of these genius garden tool storage solutions to get that disaster under control, and help me stay organized through the entire gardening season.
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This little garden shed is under our deck, and it’s a total mess! This photo is pretty embarrassing, but is typical of what it looks like after a gardening session. I had just finished up planting the climbing vines for my trellis when I took this picture.
My goal is to get everything organized and secure, so no unsuspecting victims get a rake to the eye when they open the door. I’ve rounded up some of the best ideas for garden tool storage, so hopefully you can get this problem area under control in your own home!
Garden Tool Storage – On the Shed Wall
Getting clunky power tools off the floor and onto the wall is my #1 priority. This simple garden tool storage rack allows you to hang your leaf blower, string trimmer and more, with a handy shelf for the battery charger, safety gear and extra string reels.
Pegboard and heavy duty pegboard hooks are the standard when it comes to wall storage and organization. But have you ever tried to hang seed packets on a hook? This genius idea from I Heart Organizing uses an acrylic bathroom organizer like this one and cute labels to store seeds for future planting.
Hooks aren’t always the best option for heavy garden tool storage. This system by Ashbee Design uses PVC pipe cut at an angle and mounted to the wall for quick yet secure access. Brightly colored labels help keep everything organized.
If you’re purging old tools while cleaning out your shed, don’t toss that rusty rake! Use this tip from Anderson + Grant and repurpose it for smaller garden tool storage. No sacrificial rake on hand? You can get just the rake head here.
I have a hard time keeping track of all my hand tools. Half the time, they get left in the garden to rust in between planting sessions. And don’t get me started on all those gardening gloves that no longer have a mate! This simple solution from The Coupon Project repurposes a canvas shoe organizer to keep everything contained.
Garden Tool Storage – In the Garden
Hoses can be quite an eyesore, but it’s so tempting to just leave them in a pile by the water spigot! Kim from The Kim Six Fix solved that dilemma by making a garden hose storage box that’s as beautiful as it is functional. This one is on my to-do list!
This next idea makes me regret donating our old mailbox to Goodwill when we upgraded to our new French mailbox! Keep a second set of small garden tools and gloves in a mailbox, where they can stay dry and easily accessible. Just make sure not to put it somewhere that would confuse your mailman!
I always have a bucket on hand in the garden for any weeds I come across. Hearth and Vine took hers up a notch by making a tool belt to wrap around the outside. Having all your garden tools attached to a bucket means you can just grab it and go!
If you want to go all out and create the gardener’s dream set up, look no further than Setting for Four’s amazing potting bench and garden tool storage. This build has everything, from shelves for pots and pegboard for hanging tools, to a working sink and hose reel! And the best part is that it’s made almost entirely with free pallet wood!
A good gardener is always prepared, whether they’re confronting weeds or the zombie apocalypse. Keep those sharp tools on hand, just in case! 🙂
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