Tips on Organizing Your Garden Shed
Now that spring is in full swing, you’re probably spending a lot of time in your garden planting, watering and weeding. Like the nastiest of weeds, we know your garden tools can get pretty tangled up, so you end up spending more time searching for your hand trowel than actually in the garden! To help you make your time in the garden more efficient and fun, we’ve put together a list of tips on how to organize your garden shed, so you can enjoy more time watering your tomato plants instead of untangling your garden hose.
Use old wine crates stacked on top of each other to create more space to organize your tools. Before you start securing the crates together, play around with the placement, stacking the crates at varying heights to get the desired, optimal layout. Once you’ve figured out the design that works best for your needs, it’s time to fasten them together with wooden screws and collars for a sturdy foundation.
Hooks for Hoses
Coil your hose around a coat hook to keep from tripping over it; the longer the better. Also, finding one that has a steep angle will help to keep it in place.
Shoe Rack in the Shed
A clear plastic shoe rack can be hung on the wall, or the door of your shed to organize things like seeds, twine, gloves, and any other small hand tools you want to keep easily accessible.
Expand Your Surface Space
Adding a second potting bench will give you double the storage and workspace so you can get the most out of your garden shed. With a third bench, you could create a wraparound workspace for maximum convenience.
A Bushel and a Peck
Heavy bags of birdseed, potting mix and mulch can be a hassle to heft around. Old bushel baskets stored underneath your potting bench will give you quick access to what you need. For even easier access, install sliding shelves that tuck under the bench.
Garden on the Go
When it’s time to head out to the garden, instead of making trip after trip with your arms full of gardening supplies, find yourself an old milk crate and a few jars to neatly organize your things. Jars are great for potting tags and sharpie markers, while the remaining sections of the crate are just the right size for things like hand tools, or peat pots.
Tools of the Trade
Rather than have your long handled tools in a heap in the corner, install hooks either on a pegboard or screw them into the walls to get the tools off the ground and organized for better accessibility.
Count on a Calendar
Know when it’s time to plant the next row of onions with a simple chalkboard calendar. Color coordinate with different colored pieces of chalk for each plant on your to-do list.
Putting even just a few of these tips into practice will make for more time in the garden and less time digging around for that elusive packet of strawberry seeds. Want to spend even more time gardening? Let TaskEasy take lawn mowing off your to-do list. Click here
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