Tips for Organizing Summertime Tools and Outdoor Furniture Before the Snow Flies

Written By Rachel Novak

Homeowners are always looking for ways to get their sheds and garages organized as one season gives way to the next. Getting summertime tools and outdoor accessories out of the way and making space for fall and winter equipment can be a challenge for people with smaller garages or sheds. Some people are just “fools for tools” and have way more equipment than they have space.

But, even tool and gadget junkies need solutions. And that’s where having the right hooks, heavy-duty snaps and even pulleys can come in handy for solving wall and overhead storage challenges.

Once the frost is on the pumpkin and the days get shorter, the bicycles, trikes, and skateboards start taking a backseat to skis, snowboards and sleds. Rafter hooks are a perfect solution for getting them up and out of the way. Instead of taking up the entire garage or shed, hanging bicycles, scooters, as well as lawn trimmers, edgers and other lightweight equipment around the perimeter of sheds and garages is the best solution for smaller spaces. Even people with larger garages and sheds know how quickly these tools and summertime playthings can suck up all the space in a room.

For customers who have solar swimming pool covers and outdoor furniture, but not enough floor space, there is nothing worse than trying to stack up all that bulky and oddly shaped stuff in a corner of the garage. A simple pulley system, using a die cast pulley and the right weight snap hooks can make storing bulky or heavy items overhead a snap. And, it makes things so much easier to put away and take back out again when spring comes knocking on the door once again.

And don’t forget about heavy duty and corrosive-resistant gate latches for backyard fencing. It’s important to have secure latches and bolts that you can count on for your family’s safety, once that swimming pool is closed for the season.

S-hooks are the easiest solution for hanging all your smaller summer gardening tools and accessories, like gardening and landscaping gloves, lawn sprinklers and ladders. All it takes is a peg board and some hooks, and you’re in business. In fact, you’ll be happy in the spring-time when your gardening tools are all right there and ready to use.

If you’ve already got storage shelves installed in the garage or shed – and there still isn’t enough room – a simple solution can be hanging more tools and equipment below, using snap hooks or heavier-duty galvanized steel hooks for heavier items.

So, don’t wait until you’ve already had to haul out that snow blower and winter shovels. Find the right solutions now for fall storage.

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