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Tool organization

Keep your shed organized by outlining the shapes of the tools on the walls where they hang. 
Click to enlarge image Keep your shed organized by outlining the shapes of the tools on the walls where they hang.  Photo/Illustration: Christine Erikson

While organizing my toolshed recently, I borrowed a technique that I learned from a local public garden. After gathering every gardening tool I own, I picked out a wall to hang them on. After installing the hooks and placing the tools, I used a permanent black marker to outline each tool. Now each tool has a permanent spot, and I always know which ones have been borrowed or left in the garden. This works for full-size tools as well as hand tools, and if I ever want to move them around, a quick coat of paint on the wall lets me start all over again.

Michelle Gervais, Garrison, NY

From Fine Gardening 84, pp. 14