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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

A New Garden Tote

All too often when I am working in the garden, I am running back and forth to the potting shed to get the tools I need. Whereas this is great exercise and I definitely get my steps in according to Fitbit, it isn't an efficient use of time. This Christmas, my husband gifted me an awesome garden tote so I wouldn't leave my tools in the garden (anyone else lose tools this way?) and I could carry everything with me from one spot to another.


It's actually an electricians tool bag, but it works perfectly as a garden tote. It is made of heavy duty material that will stand up to garden abuse. The 180 degree rotating handle with padded grip makes it comfortable to carry, but also allows quick access to the contents of the bag. And if you are so inclined, there is also a padded shoulder strap which is especially useful if your hands are busy carrying plants, like mine often are.


The central compartment has three dividers that can be used in many different ways. I'm using two dividers for all my favorite hand tools. The middle compartment has 4 side pockets where my pruners and scissors fit securely, leaving plenty of room for seed packets, water tumbler (good to stay hydrated in the garden!) or other garden supplies.


There are handy pockets on the exterior of the tote too. I can stow my cell phone here for quick access when I find a gorgeous flower or fascinating pollinator that I must photograph and share on Instagram or document for a future blog post. A slender pocket is used for a magnifying glass to inspect insects or other tiny critters. A handy carabiner for keys is convenient when working at another location than my home garden.

Our GSD photo bombing the garden tote photo shot. 
A large pocket on the other exterior side is perfect for holding extra garden gloves, tape, rope, plant markers, seeds or other miscellaneous items.




This tote is going to get a ton of use. It is incredibly convenient for hauling my gardening tools with me as I work. I don't know why it took me so long to get garden organized!

8 comments:

  1. Wow, great gift! You will have that for years to come.

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  2. That's awesome!! I love finding something new & useful to add to my garden tool arsenal and for some reason, I love it even more it's an ingenious use of something that not intended for the garden. That tote is amazing and I'm sure you will get a lot of use from it.

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    1. Absolutely! Looking at other garden totes that are for sale this one seems more practical to me. Lots of space and all types of useful pockets. I'm feeling very organized and ready to work in the garden. If it would only warm up!

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  3. Maybe this would keep me from leaving my tools in the garden!

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    1. Yes! I'm thinking the same thing. I have lost so many hand pruners in the garden.

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  4. Brilliant! Though I would probably lose the tote along with the tools.

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  5. What a nice gift! I finally started using a bright orange 5 gallon bucket that we had in the garage to try to keep organized, but I do tend to still leave tools everywhere.

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