How To Stop Losing Garden Tools

Stop Losing The Garden Tools

Do you regularly lose the garden tools because their colors melt into the garden? I do. It’s infuriating. It’s tragic. It drive me nuts. I totally lose my mind over losing the tools. I’ve left garden tools out all winter and found them in spring. My great friend and stand-in Mom, Eileen, came over last year and told me her secret tip for preventing tool loss.

How To Stop Losing Garden Tools

  1. Buy brightly colored tape
  2. Wrap the handles of the tools so they are easier to see
  3. Never lose a tool again

How to stop losing garden tools is super-easy; just wrap your tool handles in neon colored tape. She swears by this method, saying she has not lost a tool in 20 years (although apparently she’s lost the tip of her shoe – see photo above). Find some brightly colored tape, then wrap’em up and save yourself a whole lotta heart break over lost garden tools. Happy gardening!

Stop Losing The Garden Tools Duct Tape

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  • Reply
    Nanette O'Hara
    April 7, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Just yesterday I lost pruners and loppers, and had to retrace my steps all over the front AND back yard to find them! Nothing frustrates me more than putting down a tool and then walking off and forgetting where I put it. Duh — this is so simple, one of those “slap your forehead” kind of simple solutions. Thanks for helping to salvage my sanity.

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      April 8, 2014 at 9:45 am

      I lose mine all winter outside – I’m horrible. 🙂

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    April 11, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Using tools holster might be helpful. Usually I use one for my pruner.

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    Mike the Gardener
    April 15, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    I was thinking of attaching GPS devices to my tools, especially my rake … I swear I have gremlins in my yard and they steal my rake the second I put it down.

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