Garden equipment storage - 3 clever ideas that cost almost nothing


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In order to store garden tools safely and clearly, you can buy various shelf and plug systems in the trade. But I'm sure you already have almost everything you need at home.

Garden tools storage ideas

The mess has a name - my tool shed in the garden! I do not know if you are more structured and tidy on this point than I, if yes, my congratulations - if not, you can understand my problem. The fact is, who does not treat his garden tools with care and stows them properly, will not enjoy them for long. The often expensive devices therefore need our attention and that's what we are dedicated to now.

When it came to how, where and what to stow, I quickly reached my limits. I needed a system before I could start and got a great tip from my neighbor. Instead of shopping in the hardware store to buy appropriate equipment storage systems, I should first look around at home, if there is not one or the other storage alternative. Of course, I gladly accepted this advice - who does not like to save one or the other Euro!

Idea 1 - hang rake, hoe and Co. safely

The first alternative that I have implemented, not only has a practical aspect, it should be used for security reasons. Anyone who has ever had a rake handle on their heads knows what I'm talking about. All the garden tools that have a long handle are in my opinion hung on the wall. Even if they are accurately on the ground, they can still be dangerous to you. A wrong kick on the lower metal part and the bulge on the head is inevitable.

Option 1 - Bamboo tube or rope

Garden equipment suspension

The idea is simple and ingenious at the same time. All you need is a piece of stronger rope or a bamboo tube. This is fixed to the wall. Now every garden tool gets what should be hung a "hanging tape". On the rope or pipe so-called pig hooks or S-hooks are attached. In the curvature then rake, spade, etc. can be placed according to your wishes. The pig hook variant also has the advantage that all tools can be variably positioned.

Option 2 - homemade hook strip

If the above-described rope construction is too wobbly, it will be easier to handle with a firmly mounted hook strip - and that's exactly what you can build yourself in no time at all.

  • Variant a - wooden board and nails

    Garden equipment hook rail

    All you need is a narrow wooden board. If you do not have one, ask at the DIY store in the cutting department. Here again and again remnants fall off, which are passed on free of charge to the customers. Now place the strip on the floor and position your garden tools. Mark the hangers with a pencil and nails in the appropriate places. Now just attach the new hook strip to the wall - done!
  • Variant b-old coat rail

    Garden equipment coat rack

    Take a look in your household, if there is not already a hook strip - so you save yourself the above-described self-assembly. An old coat rack, or individual hooks made of wood, etc. offer perfect suspension options for your garden tools.

Idea 2 - Stowing small items

As in the household, so there are plenty of odds and ends in the garden, which miraculously dissolves in the air, if you do not systematically stowed it. These can be, for example, spare parts for the lawn mower, screws, knives, pliers, etc. Here are my two suggestions so that small parts do not disappear:

Option 1 - magnetic holder

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Anyone who already keeps his knives on a magnetic strip in the kitchen would certainly not want to miss this comfort. The same principle can be used to store your garden tools. Everything that is relatively small and made of metal, is simply attached to a magnetic strip or a magnetic tape. You can not build it yourself, but there are in umpteen versions on magnet-shop.net - by the way also self-adhesive, if your underground in the garden house allows it.

Option 2 - boxes and perforated sheets

Garden equipment perforated wall

My second proposal for the proper storage of small parts are plastic boxes. What provides clarity in the refrigerator can also be helpful in the garden. To prevent rust, it is best to use plastic boxes that are sealed against air and water - see lockandlock.info. Just have a look in the kitchen cupboard - there is certainly one or the other plastic can, which is not so handsome - but in the garden it still fulfills its purpose.

Also perforated plates are ideal for small parts storage. With my pig hooks advertised above you are in the design again completely flexible. Perforated walls are available in medium size already from 3, - Euro per piece - researched and found at conrad.de.I think that is a cheap way to create order in the tool shed.

Idea 3 - Keep sharp tools safe

Keep garden tools safe

Always at hand, yet harmless, all pointed and sharp-edged tools should be stored in the garden. To realize this, you do not have to spend a lot of effort and spend (almost) any money. If you have unused clay pots in your garden - and I'm sure of that - the storage option is already there. Pruning shears, joint knives or weed picks are simply placed upside down, ie with the handle or handle upwards, in a larger clay pot - voilà Your garden tools are clearly and inexpensively stowed away.

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