Garden storage made easy


It’s easy to get carried away when you’re planting flowers and veggies in your garden. Your toolbox is full and you’ve got everything you need to start your garden, but then it happens: the sun goes down and the temperature drops. You can’t just leave your gardening tools out there because they’ll be ruined by rain or snow so what do you do? Luckily, we’ve got some tips for storing those precious tools so they stay safe!

Store your large garden tools in a bucket

If you have a big tool and don’t need it often, this storage option is perfect.

  • Use a bucket with a lid.
  • Use a bucket with a handle.
  • Use a bucket with a wide mouth.
  • Use one that’s easy to carry, like the wheelbarrow we talked about earlier.
  • And finally, use one that’s easy to clean if it does get dirty (like after hauling yard clippings).

Storing your tools in a milk crate

One of the simplest ways to store your garden tools is by using a milk crate. Milk crates are versatile and easy to find, so they’re perfect for storing tools around the house.

You can modify the crate itself by adding dividers or cutting holes in it to make it more customized for your needs.

The best place to store a milk crate is in a shed or garage where it will be out of sight but still accessible when you need it. If you live in an apartment, though, you may not have access to either of these places; don’t worry—you can still use the crate as storage! Just find another place like under a bed or on top of shelves that’s out of sight and see if that works for now until you figure out something else later down the road (and hopefully soon).

Garden tool hangers

A garden tool hanger is an easy way to keep your tools organized and easily accessible without having to dig through a messy garage. Here’s how you can make one!

  • First, decide what type of wood you want to use. You can use cedar, which is naturally resistant to rot, or any other type of lumber that suits your needs.
  • Then cut out the pieces that will comprise your tool hanger with a circular saw or jigsaw—one piece for each side and two pieces for each end (in total, seven pieces).
  • Use pocket holes and screws to join all of the boards together at their corners as well as along their lengthwise edges. Be sure not to drill all the way through so that there’s plenty of room for hanging later on!
  • Nextly, use sandpaper or an orbital sander with 120-grit paper attached in order smoothen out any rough spots from drilling or cutting beforehand; this step isn’t necessary but makes things easier down the line when painting/staining! We recommend using reclaimed floorboards because they tend towards being more weathered than younger ones made specifically for construction projects such as yours would be considered 🙂 They also have less chance of splintering after being cut up into smaller sections than other types might have been penalized by time spent outdoors exposed directly beneath sunlight each day.”

Chain for storing tools

Chain is a great way to store tools. It can be used in a garage or shed, but it’s also useful for garden storage. When used to store tools in the garden, chain can be attached to the wall of your shed or garage and then looped through each tool’s handle as you hang them up. The best part about using chain is that it’s easy to install!

If you’re not sure where to buy chain, we recommend visiting your local hardware store and looking for “chain” or “hooks.” You might also see some other types of hooks there too (like S-hooks). We’ll cover those later on this blog post!

Hang on to your rakes and shovels

  • Use a hook. Hooks are one of the easiest ways to get your rakes and shovels off the ground, as long as you have something solid to hang them from. The key is finding the right place in your garage or shed where this can be done safely.
  • Use a pegboard. Pegboards are another good option for keeping tools organized, although they take up more space than hooks do and require some extra hardware (namely pegs). If you’d like to install every tool on its own peg, consider using a pegboard with an additional hook mounted right above it: that way each tool has its own spot on its own peg without wasting space or requiring any additional hardware!
  • Use both together! You can use a combination of these two storage solutions in order to keep even more stuff out of sight while still keeping everything within reach when needed—just make sure there’s enough room between pegs so nothing gets hung incorrectly!

With these easy storage tips, you will have everything ready to go and in good shape come spring.

If you are like most gardeners, you will have a lot of tools and equipment to store. This could include anything from shovels, rakes and pruners to wheelbarrows, hoses and watering cans. Keeping these items clean and dry is important so they don’t rust or get damaged.

There are many different ways that you can organize your tools in the winter months:

  • Keep them clean and dry in an airy shed or garage where they will not be exposed to moisture or weather damage;
  • Storing them in cardboard boxes or plastic bins makes it easy to set aside specific tools for the spring when you need them again;
  • If possible, find a place where there is no access by animals such as raccoons (they love digging up grub worms) or children (who tend not to treat gardening implements with respect).


Hopefully, these tips will help you get a better handle on storing your garden tools. If there are any tips we missed, please share with us in the comments below so we can all learn from each other!

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