Any serious gardener must have his own garden tool shed to store his garden equipment and supplies in. Ideally, garden tool sheds exist to create order and organization. But ironically, many gardeners tend to have a hard time organizing their tools and just end up creating a big mess. Today, I am going to teach you how to organize your garden tool shed because I believe that every gardener needs to be able to easily find his garden tools when ever he needs to.
You need to remember that when you’re organizing your tools, the items that are used the most must be kept in a place that is easiest to access. You also need to determine the types of equipment, tools and supplies that you have to store inside your garden tool shed and the ones that could be left outside.
For larger equipments, there must be a designated place for them; a place where it’s easier to roll them in and out of the shed. Let’s say you have a ride-on mower, snow thrower, and a rotary tiller, place them next to each other in their assigned area. It’s best to decide where the large machines go first so you can visualize in advance how much space is available for the other items.
You can organize medium sized power tools like chainsaws, leaf blowers, or strimmers by hanging them up on hooks. Be sure to use heavy duty hooks for these machines. Space them out at least twelve inches apart to allow adequate space. These tools will require a good amount of space, so plan where the hooks should go ahead of time.
Choose a corner for tools such as digging spades, border forks, lawn rakes, or garden hoes. Place the handles against the wall. To be sure that they stay in the corner and do not fall over, attach a length of rope, which should wrap the tools in place, to the walls using a nail. Hammer a nail into each side of the corner, just to the side of the tools. Permanently tie one end of the rope to one of the nails and make a loop knot on the other end. Attach the loop to the other nail to secure the tools. Build shelves for your garden hand tools and supplies. Finally, clean up the clutter in the shed to free up more space and get things organized.