Garden tools storage - 3 clever ideas that cost almost nothing

In order to store garden tools safely and clearly, you can buy various shelf and plug systems in stores. However, I am sure that you already have almost everything you need at home.

Chaos has a name - my garden shed! I don't know if you are more structured and tidy than me on this point, if so, congratulations - if not, you can understand my problem. The fact is, if you do not treat your garden tools with care and store them properly, you will not enjoy them for long. The often expensive devices therefore need our attention and that is exactly what we are now devoting ourselves to.

When it came to how and where and what I stowed, I quickly reached my limits. I needed a system before I could start and got a great tip from my neighbor. Instead of booting into the hardware store to buy appropriate device storage systems, I should first take a look around at home to find out whether there is one or the other storage alternative. Of course I gladly accepted this advice - who doesn't like to save one or two euros!

Idea 1 - hang up the rake, hoe, etc. safely

The first alternative that I have implemented not only has a practical aspect, it should be used for security reasons alone. Anyone who has ever had a rake handle on their head knows what I'm talking about. In my opinion, all garden tools with a long handle should be hung on the wall. Even if they are accurate on the floor, they can still be dangerous to you. An incorrect step on the lower metal part and the bulge on the head is preprogrammed.

Possibility 1 - bamboo cane or rope

The idea is simple and ingenious at the same time. All you need is a piece of stronger rope or a bamboo cane. This is attached to the wall. Now every garden tool that is to be hung gets a "hanging band". So-called pig hooks or S-hooks are attached to the rope or pipe. Rake, spade, etc. can then be placed in the curve according to your wishes. The pig hook variant also has the advantage that all tools can be positioned variably.

Possibility 2 - homemade hook strip

If the rope construction described above is too shaky, you will certainly get along better with a permanently attached hook strip - and that is exactly what you can build yourself in no time.

  • Variant a - wooden board and nails
    All you need is a narrow wooden board. If you don't have one, the best thing to do is to ask at the hardware store's cutting department. From time to time, residual pieces fall off here and are passed on to customers free of charge. Now lay the bar on the floor and position your garden tools. Mark the hanging points with a pencil and hammer in nails at the appropriate places. Now just attach the new hook strip to the wall - done!
  • Variant b - old wardrobe rail
    Have a look in your household to see if there is not already a hook strip - this will save you the self-assembly described above. An old wardrobe rail, or individual hooks made of wood etc. offer perfect hanging options for your garden tools.

Idea 2 - stow away small items

As in the household, there is also a lot of small stuff in the garden, which miraculously vanishes into thin air if it is not systematically stowed away. This 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:

Possibility 1 - magnetic holder

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If you already have your knives in the kitchen on a magnetic strip, you will no longer want to do without this convenience. You can use the same principle 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't build that yourself, but there are dozens of versions on magnet-shop.net - by the way, also self-adhesive if your subsurface in the garden house allows it.

Possibility 2 - boxes and perforated sheets

My second suggestion for the proper storage of small parts is plastic boxes. What provides clarity in the fridge can also be helpful in the garden. So that nothing rusts, it is best to use plastic boxes that are airtight and watertight - see lockandlock.info. Just have a look in the kitchen cupboard - you will certainly find one or two plastic cans that are no longer so attractive - but in the garden it still fulfills its purpose.

Perforated sheets are also ideal for storing small parts. With my pig hooks advertised above, you are completely flexible in the design again. Perforated walls are available in medium-sized versions from 3 euros each - researched and found at conrad.de. I think this is an inexpensive way to create order in the tool shed.

Idea 3 - keep pointed tools safely

Always at hand and nonetheless harmless, all pointed and sharp-edged tools should be kept in the garden. To do this, you do not have to put in a lot of effort and (almost) no money. If you still have unused clay pots in your garden - and I'm sure of it - the storage option is already there. Secateurs, joint knives or weed picks are simply placed upside down, i.e. with the handle or handle upwards, in a larger clay pot - voilà your garden tools are clearly and inexpensively stowed away.