A new gardening season is upon us, time to get organized! Sometimes it is challenging to start gardening chores and we look for any reason to go back inside and put it off for another day. One of the first challenges to your morale is a disorganized space. You keep your home ship shape, shouldn’t you be the garden tools organized also? If your roses are pristine and your pride and joy, extend that pride to your garden equipment?
There are quite a few choices of organizer out there and a little research for the perfect organizer for your situation is worth the hassle. You don’t want to be kicking over shovels, stubbing your toe on a hoe or stand there perplexed swearing “I know it was here, I just know it!” Do your due diligence and get the best organizer for your gardening needs and stop the swearing for good (at least within the garden shed).
The garden organizer that will work best for you should have enough slots and holes for the entire garden tool collection you own. If you have a new garden project coming this season bear that in mind when deciding which purchase you should make – as the garden tool organizer you choose will be with you for some time to come, you want room for your growing tool collection as your garden grows!
Top priority after ability to accommodate your garden tools is durability. There are a number of choices of organizer available but some look a bit flimsy and wouldn’t stand up to much wear and tear especially considering heavy grapes, hoes and shovels you will be pulling in and out of the garden tool organizer.
Amazon is one of the better authoritative sites for researching models, reading customer reviews and making the all important purchase (plus a reliable return policy if needed).
The garden tool organizer I found that was cheaper than most and appears very durable was on Amazon.com. It is literally called ‘the garden tool organizer’.
It’s made of durable steel and was a better price than many of its plastic competitors. Note assembly is required (but you have the tools already for this task, they just need serious organizing right?) Its pretty compact unit at 20 9/2″ x 13.5″ x 27″ which should not take up much space and fit in most garden sheds. The garden tool organizer has no bottom to it so the shafts of your tools will be touching the ground adding to stability factor. Also dirt from your tools will fall to the ground and you can occasionally move the garden tool organizer and clean up the soil. But best practice is to carefully wash your tools in the yard first as this will play a part in the maintenance of your tools and the tool organizer. Sounds like something odd to point out but it amazes me how many people don’t clean their tools before putting them away!
There are some reasonable garden tool organizers made of plastic, please check the Amazon website customer reviews to decide if this would be an option for you. There many sizes and shapes to choose from but the mantra of ‘a place for everything and everything in its place’ certainly should apply to your tools.
My dad used to keep tools so organized he could ‘find them in the dark’. If your lights go out and your first instinct is run out to the garden shed and find your favorite trowel – you may need to back off your gardening hobby just a wee bit!