There are a wide variety of garage storage options available, and in this article we will be taking a look at the garden tool organizer.
If you have a small property with a garage there is a good chance that the garage is being used for the storage of tools, bikes, boxes and all sorts of other items. De-cluttering the area will ultimately allow you to find what you are looking for quickly and easily.
Although primarily sold under the garden tool organizer banner, these storage options can also hold other tools such as household cleaning items, umbrellas, walking sticks and snow shovels.
Types of garden tool organizers
There are two main types available, these being wall mounted and floor standing. Wall mounted models are ideal if floor space is limited, but will require the item to be fixed to the wall, so some DIY skills will be necessary. Floor standing models are best if you have free floor space, need to store light items and/or have limited DIY skills.
Floor standing Garden tool organizer
Rubbermaid Deluxe Tool Tower, Garage Storage, Holds 40 Tools
The Rubbermaid Deluxe Tool Tower is an excellent choice for light Garden tool storage. It is very easy to assemble, can hold up to 40 tools and has 4 casters, of which 2 are lockable.
- Ideal for long-handled garden tools
- Stores up to 40 tools
- Casters for maneuverability
- Easy to assemble – no tools required
- Lightweight Construction
- Size: 37W x 37H x 18D inches
The Rubbermaid Deluxe can be used with or without the wheels. If you don’t need to move the tool tower around, or if you plan to store heavy items in it, the best option is to leave the wheels off.
As well as the clips on the front, there are also several different size holes to store both large and small tools. There is also a molded-in weed trimmer holder and cord wrap.
The floor of the product has a grid system to stop long handles from sliding around.
Overall, if you take into account that the Rubbermaid is manufactured from plastic parts, the weight limit is quite low, and overloading it with heavy tools could make the floor sag downwards. As I mentioned earlier, if you do need to store heavier items, it is best to leave the wheels off.
For a cheap garden tool storage tower, the Rubbermaid is certainly one to consider, especially if you only need to organize lightweight items.
Listed below are some other garden tool storage solutions that you may want to check out.
|Keter Compact Garden |
Tool Storage Rack
|Rubbermaid Corner |
Rolling Tool Cart
|Size (W X H X D) Inches||35.5 x 35.5 x 17||18 x 32 x 20||43 x 35 x 20|
Wall mounted garden tool storage
Monkey Bars Yard Tool Rack, Large
If you have a clear wall space and need to store some heavier equipment, the Monkey Bars Yard Tool Rack is a very strong and durable device that can take up to 20 tools.
The large kit comes with a selection of hooks including:
2 – Shed/wall Brackets
1 – 51″ Monkey Bar
1 – 12″ Hook
2 – 3″ Double Hooks
1 – 3″ Single Hook
1 – 3″ Wide Hook
2 – 5″ Wide Hooks
1 – J Hook
As you can see in the video below, the Monkey Bar Tool Rack does require some fixing, however, it is fairly straightforward and there are only 4 screws to install.
- Lifetime warranty
- Hooks slide on bar for easy adjustability
- 3″ hooks can be placed backwards for storing items used less often
- 51″L x 1″W x 1″H; Weight: 9 lbs. Extends just under 6″ from the wall
Installing a wall mounted tool rack will not only keep all your garden tools where you can find them it will also free up floor space for storage or easy cleaning.
The Monkey Bars garden tool organizer is more expensive than the plastic or inferior metal alternatives, but, it is a very solid and secure product, that once installed, will hold a lot of weight.
Listed below are a few alternatives you may want to consider
|Rough Rack 4x4 Tool Rack||Heavy Duty Wall Organizer||Four Place Heavy Duty Tool Hanger|
|Width in Inches||48 inches||48 inches||35 inches|
Choosing a garden tool organizer
Choosing the best garage or shed organizer for your particular needs depends upon the size, and weight of the items you intend to use the product for, quantity of items and the available floor or wall space you have available.
Floor Standing Tool Organizers
For such items as rakes, brushes, hoes, snow shovels and light spades or forks, as long as you don’t overload it, the plastic floor standing garden tool organizer should suffice.
Some models come with wheels which allow you to move your entire yard tool collection to your working area.
If you have a lot of tools with long handles, you may need to measure from the height from the top of the product to the ceiling to make sure you have enough room to load at least some of the items in the center holes.
As mentioned above, the weight limit is somewhat restricting if you have a few very heavy tools.
Wall Mounted Garden Tool Organizers
Often manufactured from metal, the garden tool wall organizer is capable of holding much more weight than the plastic, floor standing models.
Allows you to free up floor space and utilize that space for other items.
Being a wall mounted product, you will need to have enough free space to fix it to.
The wall mounted hangers often have less storage capacity than the floor standing ones, which means if you have a lot of yard tools, you may have to purchase more than one to fit them all in.
There are many types of garage and shed storage available, from bike racks to shelving units, it all depends on what you are going to store and how much space you have available.
One of the best ways to find your new storage solution is to read the user reviews on Amazon. These are written by people who have actually purchased the product and have posted their opinion of it, good or bad. There is no better recommendation than from a person who actually owns the product.
I hope this article has helped you in your search for the best garden tool organizer to suit your needs.