HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR GARDEN TOOLS PROPERLY

August 19, 2015

With summer in full swing, your garden is in bloom and your lawn needs regular care to stay healthy and vibrant.  When your garden tools are organized, you can easily find what you need to keep your yard looking great day in and day out. Here are our top tips for garage wall storage systems that keep tools organized.

CHOOSE THE RIGHT GARAGE ORGANIZATION SYSTEM FOR YOUR SPACE
Before you invest in something like custom garage cabinets, think about how much space you have to use. Could you allocate a wall for a garage wall storage system? Or are you limited to a fraction of the wall, next to the sports equipment and before the garbage bins?

Take a step back and think about the other types of items that you want to store in the garage so you can really plan where everything should go and invest in the right garage cabinet or shelving system for your needs. If space is a concern, a garage overhead storage system could work. Once you know what type of space you have to work with, you can begin organizing things.

GARAGE WALL STORAGE SYSTEMS
A garage wall storage system lets you hang all your tools on the wall, so you can easily see everything you have and quickly access what you need. With a slatwall in place, you can hang everything from large pieces of equipment like a wheelbarrow to small items like garden hoses. Smaller tools can be hung in baskets so they’re still visible and accessible.

OVERHEAD SHELVING STORAGE IDEAS
Not only is overhead shelving ideal for tiny garages that do not have enough space for wall storage, it works well for items you only need occasionally. Put seasonal yard decorations, bundles of firewood for the fire pit, just-dug garden bulbs in storage for the winter, or extra containers of soil or mulch on an overhead shelf. When you need them, get on a ladder and get them down. The rest of the time, they are out of sight and out of mind.

Instead of or in addition to an overhead shelf, wall shelves work well for yard and garden tool storage. A wall shelf is the perfect place to store unused pots as it protects them from damage. Wall shelves also work well for hand tools, yard chemicals or natural fertilizers that could be dangerous to children or pets, and those small items that tend to get lost in the shuffle.

What other garage organizing solutions do you like for garden tools? Tell us what has worked for you in the comments to inspire other home owners looking for garage storage ideas.

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