How to Keep Track of Tools Used for Gardening

Despite my best efforts, I sometimes find myself in the garden missing some of the tools used for gardening. This will happen when I don’t use the systems I have put in place to keep track of the tools used for gardening. Or, it happens because someone in my household borrowed them and didn’t use my system either. Luckily, I do eventually find them, in the garden where I left them!

My tools have brown handles, much like the dirt I find them laying in. Perhaps I need to get some bright handled tools when current tools used for gardening decide they are tired.

Here’s an example of some brightly colored handles.

If your tools are doing a great job and don’t need to be replaced, here’s a way to create brightly colored, rubberized handles

I did a little consulting with Martha Stewart, via her blog post and found some amazing ideas for organizing and storing tools used for gardening.

                                 double duty – simple to do and cleans your tools


                            what a great way to keep the ball of twine from rolling away…


if you don’t have room in the garage, or room for a full sized shed, this works just fine, and it looks great too!


                                    what a great way to store the hose and all its “friends”


tools used for gardening

               who would have thought to use garden lattice to store tools used for gardening


The only way a beautiful, stylish space is going to work is if you remember this…


There are two things that need to be done to make sure you can keep track of the tools used for gardening.

A place for everything and everything in its place.
If it takes two minutes or less to do, just do it / aka put the tools away when you are done with them. 


Just for fun, here’s a picture of how I keep my gardening tools. 


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                       top shelf – workspace/middle shelf – things I use often / bottom shelf – things I rarely use

I guess this explains why my name is Cindy and not Martha…


to time spent well

ps – If organizing tools used for gardening isn’t your thing, maybe an organized closet is…
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