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Old 03-05-2011, 06:28 PM   #1
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Question Storage: Snow shovel, rakes, brooms and other long handle tools

I'm sick and tired of having a corner that is such a mess.
So, how do you store your long handle tools?

Pics would be great!






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Old 03-05-2011, 07:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: Storage: Snow shovel, rakes, brooms and other long handle tools

Sorry too tired/beat to go take a picture today, but I use this one and it fits in a corner: http://www.amazon.com/Rubbermaid-5A4.../dp/B0000DCBLQ

If you can get a hold of an empty drum, especially a plastic one, use a hole saw to drill a number of holes in the top to keep them separated.
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:44 PM   #3
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Default Re: Storage: Snow shovel, rakes, brooms and other long handle tools

I bought one of these last year from lowes. I have used a bunch of the wall organizers and most of them are a pain in the butt but this one really works nice. I will probably get a couple more this year. I have so many shovels, rakes, pitch forks, landscaping tools, etc that it gets to be a major mess.

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Old 03-05-2011, 07:45 PM   #4
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Default Re: Storage: Snow shovel, rakes, brooms and other long handle tools

funny you should ask.


last summer i got tired of the stuff laying everywhere in the garage.
i ran a couple pieces of 1x4 horizontally across the wall studs, and screwed some long decking screws into that and had everything hung up.

i bothered me that it next to my toolboxes, over the winter i scored a larger roller cab, and had to store my side boxes in the basement.
the temps were up in the 50's on friday, so i moved all the shovels, rakes ect to the other side of the garage, hung up with the same 1x4 i used before.
gave me anough room to hang my side boxes back on the roller cab where i wanted them.


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Old 03-05-2011, 07:48 PM   #5
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My system of maintaining my residency in the desert and never having actually seen a snow shovel works rather well.
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:54 PM   #6
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My system of maintaining my residency in the desert and never having actually seen a snow shovel works rather well.
That is nice for the 2 snow shovels I have but for the 20 other shovels, rakes, brooms, land scaping tools that plan doesn't work so well!
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:00 PM   #7
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Default Re: Storage: Snow shovel, rakes, brooms and other long handle tools

I have one wall covered with two rows of Rubbermaid FastTrack rails. Works great, its expandable, and will do a lot more than just hold some shovels.

http://www.rubbermaid.com/category/p...nizationSystem
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:12 PM   #8
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We cut plywood into triangles, then use two and sandwich a stud. Then you can hang anything with a handle- brooms, shovels... The wider the piece of plywood, the more shovels to stack on each other.
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:22 PM   #9
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I've actually got a 1x4 with a bunch of nails in it on the outside wall of the garage for all of the gardening junk.
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:32 PM   #10
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Sorry too tired/beat to go take a picture today, but I use this one and it fits in a corner: http://www.amazon.com/Rubbermaid-5A4.../dp/B0000DCBLQ
That Rubbermaid corner holder is the nuts. I have 32 long-handled tools stuck in mine.
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:35 PM   #11
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Simple. Drill about a 1/4" hole in the top of the handle. Nail some medium size finish nails into the top plate along the the longest wall. Yeah, it takes 15=20 seconds to hang up the tool, but the cost is nothing/
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I bought one of these last year from lowes. I have used a bunch of the wall organizers and most of them are a pain in the butt but this one really works nice. I will probably get a couple more this year. I have so many shovels, rakes, pitch forks, landscaping tools, etc that it gets to be a major mess.

I have one of the 8 position ones at work and bought one for my garage when it is done.
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