You may have taken up gardening as your preferred weekend hobby. You’ve bought all the tools that you need to cultivate and maintain your backyard garden.
However, when you’ve finished your gardening chores, you may be simply storing your tools inside your garage recklessly. When you leave your garden tools scattered all over your garage, chances are they might get old, rusty and unusable in a short amount of time.
Worse, you can get yourself injured after accidentally stepping on any one of them. Thus, you should learn how to stack your garden tools in your garage better with these key tips:
Use all four walls of your garage as vertical storage
The four walls of your garage are more versatile than you may have initially thought. Since your ultimate goal is to get as many garden tools off the floor as possible, you should use your garage walls as much as possible.
You can cover all four walls of your garage with slat-wall whose horizontal grooves (or slats) you can use to attach hooks to them. You can then hang just about any garden tool you have that has a handle onto the hooks that you’ve attached to your slat wall.
If a slat wall isn’t your thing, you can use a pegboard instead. Same with a slat wall, you can attach hooks onto the holes of your pegboard where you can hang your various garden tools.
2. Place some shelves in your garage
If your garage is spacious enough and you aren’t comfortable hanging your garden tools, you can buy some shelving units to store them there instead.
You can attach mounted shelves directly onto the walls of your garage so you can store your light garden tools there. You can also buy shelves that have wheels so you can move them and your garden tools anywhere in your garage easier and faster.
3. Mount a cabinet on the wall of your garage
You’ll want to keep your pruning shears away from the floor of your garage or any place where your kids – if you’ve got any – can easily reach it. You’ll want to install a cabinet on the wall of your garage.
You should make sure though that you’ve mounted the cabinet in an area where your children or small animals can’t get into trouble with it.
You can also opt to mount a cabinet with doors that you can lock so that your kids won’t be able to open it and grab your pruning shears inside it.
You can use your cabinet to store your other small garden tools such as spades, trowels, and knives, to name but a few.
4. Use the ceiling of your garage as additional storage for your garden tools
All four walls of your garage may already have various garden tools hung on them. Take a look upwards while you’re reading this in your garage, and you’ll be surprised to find out that you can use its ceiling for storage as well.
You can mount a ceiling storage rack where you can place your shovels, rakes and other long-handled garden tools.
You should make sure though that the overhead clearance of the ceiling storage rack allows you to reach for your garden tools more easily. After all, you wouldn’t want to tiptoe while grabbing a shovel or rake from your garage’s ceiling storage rack and suddenly fall out of balance.
5. Consider storing all your light garden tools on your garage door
If you’ve already used up almost every square inch of wall and ceiling space in your garage, why not try using its door – presumably any of those high-quality Amarr garage doors – as additional storage for your light garden tools as well?
You can buy a storage rack with either hooks or rungs, and mount it on your garage door. Alternatively, you can make one all by yourself using recycled wood and PVC tubes.
Your storage rack should be able to firmly secure your rakes, hoes, and other light garden tools into place whether you’re closing or opening your garage door.
Gardening has been experiencing a resurgence as of late as even those in the younger generation are getting in on the action. After all, with increasing awareness about what’s going on with our environment, gardening provides an avenue for people to make a small yet significant step towards saving it.
For that reason, you’ve started to make gardening a regular habit that you stockpiled your garage with just about every tool there is to use. But if you’re simply throwing all your garden tools in your garage after having finished gardening, you should start changing that by applying the above-listed key tips on how to stack them better.
Besides, scattered garden tools are a terrible sight to behold!
George is a specialist when it comes to garage doors. Working in the industry for over 20+ years he takes pride on helping his clients fulfill their needs when it comes to garage construction. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his family.