When it is not being used for parking your car, a garage can be turned into a storage/workspace that has the potential to hold several household or gardening tools.
Especially, if you’re a green thumb, you can use this valuable area for storing and neatly organizing your gardening tools and supplies. There are many ways by which you can store your tools in a garage. You can haphazardly toss them in the garage after using them, but it will create a problematic situation for you as you’ll eventually find it difficult to find them again. For this reason, we’ve compiled for your tips on organizing your garage to be able to access your tools for productive (and happier) gardening.
Start With the Walls
Gardening doesn’t just involve skills and knowledge, but a wide variety of different gardening tools and they are storing them in an organized way is needed to keep a garden running with minimal frustrations. This advice has been emphasized a lot for gardeners over and over again (because it’s transformative and underutilized); mount tools with handles vertically on walls. The advantages of implementing these are that your tools will be organized and it’ll be easier to walk around and grab the one you need. You can install slot walls, pegboard or wall-mounts to be able to hang your tools vertically.
Create baskets to Hang Essential Items
You can reuse old baskets or containers from your home to place things that you need often and might need to shuffle around. By hanging them with hooks on wall mounts, you can maximize space and reduce garage clutter. Things like seeds and gardening notes can be kept in these containers to prevent them from getting lost.
Put up Shelves
Shelves give your storage space a neat look. They make it easier for you to keep things that are frequently used. You can toss them on the shelves without having to go through the trouble of opening and shutting drawers and cabinet doors. Be sure not to keep too many things on one rack as you’ll be unable to find a tool in case you’re in a hurry. Place items that need fast access on your shelves which may include gloves, gardening shears, and small spades.
TIP: For even quicker and more convenient access to your garage, invest in adding a few garage door remotes to your garage door opener that is the smaller type that attaches to your keychain. This little tip will prove to be priceless during the times your hands are too full and dropping everything you’re holding to enter the code on your garage keypad is a nuisance.
Get a potting Bench
A potting bench is a workplace for people who like to do a lot of DIY work in the house. A workbench like this can easily be made out of an old chest in your home. If you are a dedicated green thumb, you can use this space for sowing new plants in pots and for protecting delicate plants from harsh outdoor weather. You can make it into a little research lab of yours for experimenting with different types of plants and recording their characteristics.
Set Up Cabinets to Store Gardening Tools
In nearly every storage space cabinets are essential to store things that are used less frequently and be accessible, but out of your way so you can move freely and keep your space clear and open. Furthermore, they are great for protecting your tools from damage by providing shelter. Cabinets can hold things like water cans, gardening shoes, overalls, and pots. Try to get large cabinets or make some from scratch for placing items like your pots, buckets, and extra garden gnomes.