Read along for the best tips for storing and organizing gardening supplies and some advice for garden tool shed organization.
Gardening season is right around the corner. You may have already started to order seeds and get prepped and ready. One thing you can do in the off season to prepare yourself for a new gardening year is to organize your gardening supplies.
Try out some of these tips below for organizing and storing your gardening supplies. You’ll be SO ready to get started gardening after this and have a productive, efficient and organized season of growing.
Organize Your Gardening Seeds
Start with organizing your seeds, one of the most important components of your garden! You want to keep all of your seeds easily accessible so you know what you have every spring and what you might need to order more of.
I’ll share with you a couple links for seed organization ideas below!
Clear photo storage boxes are great for storing packets of seeds and being able to see exactly what you have. You can also try a tin storage bin or box with folders and dividers.
If you can, try to keep notes with each of your packets of seeds with things you have learned from planting that particular variety such as harvest times in your area, any bugs or pests you may have noticed, etc. That way, the following years you can make changes as needed to have a better planting experience.
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Try Out Some Garden Tool Organization Ideas
A variety of tools are essential to a productive and efficient garden. You may have things like hoes, shovels, rakes, etc. Keeping them organized and in the best shape possible should be a priority!
First of all you don’t want the heads of your tools to be touching the ground when they are stored if at all possible. This will prevent them from wearing out and will help them to stay in good shape throughout the storage season.
If you can, storing tools like shovels, hoes, rakes, and brooms suspended in the air is best. HERE is an awesome example of this. You can easily build a tool storage rack to keep your tools handy and in the air.
If the tool storage rack isn’t an option you can also make a PVC storage option or something similar. You’ll obviously just need to store the tools handle side down.
Keep Everything Visible
You’ll want to make sure to keep as much of your tools and supplies as visible as possible in your storage area. This will help keep you from buying multiples of anything when you thinking you don’t have it.
Try hanging things on the walls. You can use wire baskets nailed to the wall to store things like gloves, sprays, small tools, etc.
White pegboard on the walls in your storage area can also make hanging and keeping things visible extra easy. Check out THIS beautiful use of white pegboard to organize the inside of a garden shed.
Invest in a Shelving Unit
It can be as easy as picking up an old shelving unit from the thrift store and giving it a paint job to help organize your gardening supplies. You’ll just want something where you can store larger supplies that aren’t as easy to hang on the walls, but you still want visible.
Another option is a rolling storage cart. This will make it easy to move gardening supplies and projects around if need be. Its also an excellent way to store big, bulky items like pots. You can store them on the shelves below the rolling cart.
A nice, sturdy top to your shelf will double as a working space. Butcher block is a great way to go if you can afford it. You’ll be able to use the top to work on projects like seed starting, transferring plants, painting pots, etc.
Use Storage Bins
Storage bins are great for organizing a variety of different things including compost and potting soil. You an keep them on the floor in your storage area, and up against a wall. Be sure to label them so you know without having to take a second glance what’s in it.
Smaller storage bins can also be used for things like nails and other small tools, garden markers, sprinkler heads, etc. If you have small items that can’t be hung on the wall in wire baskets, then use small storage bins that have been properly labeled to store them.
We love THIS idea below for storing your potting soil in white, Ikea garbage cans. They are beautiful and can be tucked away under a shelf or in the corner of a garden shed. A lid and metal scoop will keep it clean but easily accessible.
Are you organizing your gardening supplies this year? I’m confident you’ll be happier and more prepared for your gardening season after you’ve given your supplies and tools a quick health check and organization run through.
Looking for more gardening ideas? Check out some of our other gardening posts below!