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How to Best Store Gardening Equipment in your Garage

For many people the garage is simply a place to store garden equipment and other items until they are ready to be used again. When people are in a hurry they often throw gardening equipment into the garage without paying particular attention to where it ends up. This can make items difficult to locate later and also makes the garage rather cluttered. Here are some solutions to storing the garden equipment in your garage.

Get Rid of the Junk

The first step to sorting out your garage is getting rid of anything you don’t need. This will make it easier to find homes for the garden equipment that you actually use. The best way to do this is to first remove everything from your garage so that you can see exactly what you have and how much space there is in your garage. This is time to be ruthless and a good rule of thumb is that if you haven’t used something for at least a year it is time to throw it away or find a new home for it.

Arrange the Garage into Zones

In order to make sure that everything stays in its proper place, it is best to separate your garage into different zones. If you use your garage to keep your vehicle in this will obviously be one of the biggest zones. Now designate a zone for gardening equipment, tools and other types of items that you usually store in your garage.

Organise the Items you Want to Keep

Make sure that all the things you wish to store in your garage are actually suitable for this environment. Some things can be relocated to another area such as a shed or attic if you have one. Just because you have a garage it doesn’t mean that you have to store everything but the kitchen sink in it.

Check Out Garage Storage Solutions

Most garages tend to have limited floor space, so it is a good idea to look at different ways to store your gardening equipment without having to pile everything up on the floor. Consider installing a few shelves in your garage to store small items, while other items such as garden sheers can be hung on hooks.

Label the Things in the Garage

If you have places items such as sheers and trowels in boxes or on racks it is important to be able to find them quickly when you need them. Adding labels to the outsides of your boxes will make this task simple and save a lot of time later.