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7 Ideas for Garden Tool Storage and Organization

Renee Valdes
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How to get organized in your shed or garage ll The Home Depot Garden Club

If you dream of an organized garden tool storage area, now is a great time to knock this item off your to-do list.

Whether you store all your tools in a corner of your garage, on your patio or porch, or inside a shed or greenhouse, just getting organized will help you stay ready to tackle your outdoor projects.

Getting your garden tool storage area organized will help you save time, too. No more last minute searching for your trowel, gardening gloves, pruners, potting soil or other gardening supplies because all will be stored away and easy to access.


Tips for organizing your garden tools and supplies on your potting bench and more ll The Home Depot Garden Club

1. Create a potting bench nook

A potting bench offers ample storage plus a place to do gardening. It can also double as a bar or food cart when you entertain. To create the perfect potting bench nook, first select a potting bench, flank it with some containers of flowers and place it near where your gardening will take place.

This Home Styles Bali Hai potting bench has a durable teak-color finish. Its galvanized steel countertop space is easy to clean and rust-proof. Its wheels let you move it around as needed and it’s fitted with a towel rack and hooks for hanging tools. The ample drawer space fits garden hand tools or gloves plus shelving below helps you store potting soil, a watering can and other gardening accessories. 

Prefer to make your own? See our DIY plans to build the ultimate potting bench.


Get tips for organizing your garden tools ll The Home Depot Garden Club

2. Get big storage in small space

Perfect for car ports, greenhouses and other small spaces, small sheds can be used for storing everything from grass seed to shovels. 

The Keter vertical shed pictured above is constructed of durable weather-resistant resin with reinforced double-wall panels. Forget about it denting or peeling. Inside, you can use the adjustable brackets to support shelving.


Store away your garden tools and accessories in a horizontal shed ll The Home Depot Garden Club


3. Storing it all horizontally  

If vertical storage doesn’t quite work for your space or you need an option that holds outdoor pillowssmall grillsgarden hoses and garden tools in a tight space, try small horizontal shed storage or deck boxes

Horizontal storage works on balconies and will not obstruct the view. Horizontal sheds also keep everything within reach yet hidden away so your outdoor space can look tidy and well-organized.


Garage storage comes in all shapes and forms ll The Home Depot Garden Club

4. Find places for everything 

If your storage is inside your garage, try organizing with garage shelving, storage hooks and racks and rolling storage and cabinets. When you find storage for every item in your garage, suddenly, you can relax because both cars may actually fit. 

For ideas, see these garage storage solutions that you can design to fit into your own space.


Get garden tools organized with storage bins and totes ll The Home Depot Garden Club

5. Use Bins and Totes

It pays to invest in storage bins and totes. These allow you to store lots of like items and cash in on otherwise wasted space.  

Just be sure to label your rubber storage bins and containers on the outside to make for easy rummaging when you need something inside. 

Also, keep gardening items off the floor by storing them on shelves; you’ll never trip over extra flowerpots, grass seed, watering cans or birdseed again. 


Get your garden tools organized with a shed ll The Home Depot Garden Club

6. Add a shed

If your outdoor space offers plenty of room, try adding a shed for garden tool storage. It can fit everything from bicycles to lawn mowers, depending on the size.

Of course, if your garden shed also serves as a place to relax, you’ll really want to stay on top of organization. For more great ideas to help you organize your garden tool storage or “She Shed,” check out these 10 storage and organization ideas for garden sheds.

If you don’t own a shed and you’re considering one, see our tips on how to find a shed that’s right for you.


Get organized in your shed ll The Home Depot Garden Club

7. Power of pegboard

A pegboard is one of those inexpensive yet versatile organizers that lets you hang things vertically, such as garden trowels and soil scoops. For custom organization, invest in accessories for pegboards that will keep your shed or garage in order.



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