How to Store Your Garden Tools and Equipment


The best time to store your garden tools is right after the season ends. If you’re like me, though, it can be difficult to find the motivation to put everything away when everything is still green and lush outside. Luckily, there are ways to store your tools that take up less space than having them out in the garage all summer long!

Make some space in your garage for what you need

When deciding where to store your tools, it’s important to think about the space you have available in your garage or shed. The first thing is making sure that there’s enough room for all of your equipment. You don’t want to start storing it and then find out later that you have nowhere left!

Other things to consider include whether you have an air compressor at home, as well as the size of any shelves or cabinets that might fit in the space. For example, if there are two tall shelves (with a maximum height) installed on either side of a doorway, then this could take up quite a lot of room when combined with other items like rakes, shovels and hoses hanging from hooks along one side wall or underneath these shelves themselves.”

Put a rack on the wall and hang your tools from it

Putting a rack on the wall is one of the best ways to store your garden tools. You can hang them from hooks, pegs or pegboard. Or you can use a specialized tool hanger, like this one:

The first step in putting a rack on the wall is deciding how many hooks you want and how many different types of tools you need to hang up—for example, if you have just two rakes but six shovels, then it would make sense to put four hooks high enough that they’re out of reach for most adults (but not so high as to be unreachable for children). Then think about which kinds of tools will benefit from hanging versus those that should be left standing upright. For example, if all your hand tools are lightweight and have handles that don’t get too hot when exposed directly under lights (like many metal garden trowels), it’s probably safe to leave them standing on their own; but heavier items like axes or other sharp blades might benefit from being hung up safely out of harm’s way.

Put a few bins or buckets on the floor to hold smaller items

The next step is to put a few bins or buckets on the floor to hold smaller items. You may want to store your tools in large plastic totes, but if you need more space, use bins instead. You can purchase these at any hardware store. Just make sure they are big enough so that you can access everything easily and keep it organized.

Also have a place to store all of your garden supplies

You don’t want to store garden supplies and equipment in the same place as your tools. This is for two reasons. First, if you store them together, then you’re just adding more stuff to the clutter that you have in your garage or basement. Second, storing them separately will give you an opportunity to organize them better so they are easy to find when you need them.

You can choose from three different types of storage options:

  • A shed or garage with cabinets or shelves
  • A basement with cabinets or shelves
  • A bucket (for things like rakes, shovels and hoes) and/or plastic bin (for things like stakes)

Make sure you have a place for your wheelbarrow

A wheelbarrow is a useful tool to have in the garden. It can be used for transporting materials and tools, carrying plants, and carrying mulch. If you do not already have a wheelbarrow, you may want to consider purchasing one so that you can take advantage of this amazing tool!

You might also think about storing your wheelbarrow inside if it’s outside when it’s not being used. If there isn’t enough room in the garage or shed then try finding an even better place for it inside the house near where you work on your yard tasks so that it is always within reach when needed!

Create an outdoor shed for your tools and equipment

You’ll want to make sure that the shed is big enough to hold all of your tools and equipment, as well as lawnmowers, rakes and shovels. You should also consider setting up a work bench inside so that you can keep those tools organized.

A weatherproof and secure shed will protect your tools from damage caused by rain or snow. In colder climates where there’s more risk of freezing temperatures in the wintertime, you may want to store some items in an unheated area of the shed (such as lawnmowers) while keeping other items—like rakes—in a heated space. This allows you access to these items without having to go outside during cold weather months when they’re not needed most often anyway!

You need to figure out how much area you want to take up with garden tools

You need to figure out how much area you want to take up with garden tools.

A shed, garage, or storage room is a good choice for storing large items like rakes and shovels. If you have an outdoor space that works well for smaller items, like watering cans and gloves, consider keeping them there instead of in a shed or garage. You can also invest in a tool caddy so that you can easily transport your tools from one place to another when they’re not being used.


If you have a garden, you need to think about how you’re going to store your tools. There are many options available, but the best way is to make sure that they are organized and easy to access when needed. This will help ensure that everything runs smoothly each season so that nothing gets missed!

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