Lawn care equipment storage. 22 Ideas For Lawn Mower Storage – The Ultimate Guide

Ideas For Lawn Mower Storage – The Ultimate Guide

If you’re short on space and stuck for ideas on where (or how) you’re going to store your lawnmower, then you’re in luck!

I’ve put together 23 unique ideas for storing your precious grass-cutting machine ranging from the more obvious solutions to some you’ve probably never thought of.

Keep reading to find out how to make a pallet shed, use a ceiling hoist or create a three-sided box that wheels into place. There really is a solution for everyone here.

Wall Storage Solution

Save on floor space and keep your lawn mower in good condition by opting for a wall storage solution. Sturdy wall hooks or brackets installed in your garage or shed will allow you to hang your push mower vertically by its handle.

This is a practical choice, especially for electric and manual push mowers. Don’t try this with gas mowers as they will leak oil and fuel.

Just ensure that the wall and brackets can comfortably support the weight of your mower. In addition, keep in mind the height for easy access when you need to use the mower.

Under-Bench Storage

One place that’s often overlooked is the unused space beneath a workbench in your garage or shed. This area can be the perfect home for your push mower with the handle removed or folded.

You could even consider custom building a new bench with a specific slot designed for your mower and a ramp for easy access. Do remember to accurately measure your mower to ensure a perfect fit though.

Custom-Built Garden Sheds

If space isn’t an issue in your yard, a custom-built garden shed could be the ultimate storage solution for your lawnmower, particularly if you have a riding mower. With this option, you have the freedom to design the shed with your mower’s dimensions in mind, ensuring a neat and organized space with unrestricted access.

Think about adding shelving units for your smaller gardening tools and mower accessories.

A well-planned custom shed can provide ample room for all your gardening needs while adding real value to your property.

Lean-To Shed Additions

Adding a lean-to on the side of your existing garage or shed can be a Smart way to store your lawnmower. This option gives you easy access to your mower and keeps it protected from the elements without taking up precious space inside the main building.

Consider adding a lockable door for security, and ensure the lean-to is weatherproof to maximize the life of your mower.

This is an excellent solution for a riding mower that needs a huge amount of space in the typical garage. With this idea, you can just wheel it straight in and not worry about having to leave a path to get it out through the main building.

Outdoor Storage Boxes

Outdoor storage boxes meant for soft furnishings and seat covers can be a great fit for smaller lawnmowers. These boxes are weather-resistant, easily accessible, and often come with locking mechanisms for added security.

You can also buy more sturdy examples built for storing outdoor tools which are even better.

Before purchasing, measure your mower to ensure it will fit comfortably inside the box. To further protect your mower, consider placing the storage box in a shaded area to reduce exposure to extreme temperatures.

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A good example of this would be the Suncast Horizontal Outdoor Storage Shed which you can also see an image of on the left. You can buy it on Amazon.

Just make sure its dimensions are appropriate for your mower before buying, even if it has a handle that can be folded for easier storage.

Ceiling Storage System

A ceiling storage system in your shed or garage using ropes and pulleys to hoist it into place can be a clever solution for storing your lawn mower, especially in smaller spaces. This option is best suited for lighter, push-style mowers.

Before implementing this idea, make sure you thoroughly check the weight limit of the pulley and storage system to prevent any accidents or damage to your mower. The last thing you want is for it to drop on your head when you’re lifting it into position!

Also, make sure the height is manageable for easy access to your mower.

Under-Stairs Storage

The unused space beneath outdoor stairs can be a prime location for your lawnmower. This might require slight modifications to your stair design to make access easier, but it can provide a discrete storage spot. Make sure to measure your mower and the available space to ensure a good fit.

Additionally, if the stairs are open tread, you will need to build a weatherproof structure in the space to protect your mower from the elements or purchase a good waterproof cover of course.

Under-Deck Storage

If you have a raised deck in your backyard built into a slope, consider utilizing the space underneath it for storing your lawn mower. You can create a door or a hatch for easy access to this storage area. Make sure to weatherproof and secure the space properly to protect your mower from moisture and potential theft.

This is a fantastic way to utilize the often-forgotten area beneath your deck and is simple to do if you plan for it when building the deck.

Repurposed Kitchen Cabinets

Old kitchen cabinets can be cleverly repurposed into lawn mower storage units for use in your garage or shed. They can even be used on their own outdoors if you live in a dry climate.

They’re often sturdy and spacious, providing ample room for your mower and even additional storage space for other lawn care items on the shelves.

Measure your mower and the cabinet to ensure a good fit before moving forward with this idea and make sure to add ventilation holes.

Lawn Mower Lifts

For those with larger, ride-on machines, investing in a mower lift could be a wise decision. A mower lift allows you to hoist your mower safely, freeing up floor space. It also facilitates easier maintenance tasks like cleaning and blade replacement.

Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when operating a mower lift to ensure safety.

Make A Pallet Shed

Repurposing pallets into a simple shed for your mower can be an easy, cost-effective solution. You can just bolt the pallets together and cover them with a waterproof covering to protect anything inside from the rain.

If you also use pallets for the floor, this keeps your mower off the ground, protecting it from dampness and extending its life. Pallets can be easily obtained from local businesses or recycling centers for free and modified with basic tools.

Unused Closet Conversion

If you have a spare closet in your garage or basement, consider converting it into a dedicated storage space for your lawnmower. This solution keeps your mower out of sight when not in use.

Remember to keep the closet well-ventilated to prevent the build-up of gas fumes. Adding shelves or hooks can provide extra storage for smaller lawn care items.

Basement Storage

While it’s not a good idea to keep your mower in the house itself, utilizing your basement is perfectly acceptable as long as you follow a few basic rules for gas-powered machines.

The main thing is to drain the fuel as you do not want gas fumes building up in your home. These could either leak into your living space which is bad enough or at worst cause an explosion.

You can learn more about how to properly store fuel for your mower here.

Bicycle Hoists

Bicycle hoists aren’t just for bikes. They can be repurposed to store lightweight, push-style lawnmowers. These hoists are typically sturdy and reliable, but always check the weight capacity before using them for this purpose.

Also, ensure you secure your mower properly to make sure it can’t drop or move once in position.

Stacked Storage Solution

If you own multiple mowers, a stacked storage solution might be ideal. You can build a sturdy, multi-level rack to store several mowers vertically, saving on floor space.

Always store the lightest mower on top to keep the structure balanced and for easier lifting, plus secure each one properly to prevent accidents.

This solution requires a bit of carpentry and DIY skills but can be a real space saver.

Portable Tent Sheds

Tent sheds provide a portable, affordable solution for lawn mower storage. They are made of weather-resistant materials and can be quickly set up for temporary use.

Check that the tent shed you choose has a sturdy frame and a secure closure to protect your mower from the elements. Also, measure your mower before purchase to ensure it will fit comfortably.

Tent sheds can often double as storage for other garden tools, making them a versatile storage option, but are not very secure.

Behind Decorative Screens

If you have a corner of your yard or patio that’s not in use, consider adding a decorative outdoor screen and storing your mower behind it. This solution keeps your mower out of sight yet easily accessible.

Ensure the screen is sturdy enough to withstand strong winds, and remember to protect your mower from the elements using a mower cover or similar protective gear. You can read more about storing your mower outside without a shed here.

Purpose-Built Mower Garage

For the ultimate lawnmower storage solution, consider a purpose-built mower garage. This miniature garage can be custom-designed to fit your mower perfectly, protecting it from the elements and providing an attractive addition to your backyard.

This project can be a fun DIY task if you’re handy, or you could hire a professional contractor to bring your vision to life.

Under A Storage Bench

A storage bench is a piece of outdoor furniture that doubles as a storage space for a variety of things. This option not only provides practical storage but also extra seating in your garden.

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It will probably only be suitable for a small mower and even then, you will need to remove the handle so that it fits in the space, but is a great solution if you have limited room in your backyard.

Build A Suspended Platform

Another great DIY project to try is a suspended platform in your garage or shed which is a great place to store your mower. This works especially well for lightweight models.

The platform can be lowered so that it’s easy to roll the mower on and off when you need to use it. Afterward, you just park the machine on the platform and raise it up out of the way.

Lawn Mower Cover

Probably the simplest solution of them all is to just purchase a good quality lawnmower cover made for the job.

These are typically shaped to fit snugly over your machine with the handle still in place so that it’s ready to use whenever you need it.

Just make sure you let the engine and exhaust cool down before you put the cover on to avoid scorching a hole in it!

A good example of this is the Tough Cover Lawn Mower Cover – you can buy it on Amazon. Just make sure it’s the proper size for your mower, though it should be appropriate for most push-mowers. Riding mowers will need the bigger variant, which is also available.

Rent A Storage Unit

Last of all, if you really don’t have room to store your mower at home, think about renting some space in a storage unit. This can work great if you have one located nearby and only use the mower every week or so.

Just be sure to check with the owners what their rules and regulations are as you may find they don’t allow gas-powered mowers to be stored there. I previously wrote about this option in more detail in this article.

Final Thoughts

With these 22 practical and unique lawn mower storage ideas, you should be able to find at least one solution that fits your needs, space, and budget! Always remember to store your mower in a well-ventilated area, away from any heat sources or flammable materials for safety.

By storing your mower properly and keeping it out of the worst of the weather, you can extend its life and keep it working efficiently for many years to come.

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Buy PDF Cut List A little garden and lawn mower shed that spells big relief for a crowded garage.

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Assemble this easy-to-build storage locker to use as a lawn mower shed, garden storage shed or both! This storage locker is low and compact, yet spacious enough for lawn mower storage, plus all your long-handled tools and gardening materials.

Outdoor storage cabinet project overview: Benefits, time and materials

Lawn and garden tools present a paradox: You can never find the right tool when you need it, then when you aren’t looking for it, it’s in your way. This simple-to-build shed which is the perfect outdoor storage locker that solves both problems. It stores tools so they’re easy to find, and it does so in a convenient location in your yard so they’re not cluttering your garage.

The locker’s 4 x 8-ft. footprint provides ample room to store space-hogging items like walk-behind lawn mowers and snowblowers. Long- and short-handled garden tools, lawn treatments and potting materials also fit nicely inside.

In this article, we’ll show you how to build this attractive outdoor storage locker using easy construction techniques. It’s a great project for beginners looking to expand their building skills.

You can build and paint this locker in a weekend, although you might need another half day to give the pressure-treated trim a second coat of paint. The straightforward construction requires only basic power tools—a circular saw with a standard carbide blade and a drill. An air compressor and nail gun aren’t necessary but will make the framing and trim work easier (and faster!).

We used fiber cement panels for siding because they resist rot and hold paint well (the panels come primed). If you substitute plywood panels, be aware that they’ll eventually rot along the bottoms where they’re in ground contact. We chose corrugated plastic panels for the roof because they let in light and are easy to install. Materials for our locker cost about 500.

A Clear Roof Lets In the Sunshine

These clear plastic roof panels let in sunlight so you can easily see inside. They’re lightweight, faster to install than asphalt shingles and don’t need sheathing underneath. You can cut them with a carbide blade in a circular saw. And best of all, they won’t peel or tear like shingles, and they last for decades. The downside is they’re not in stock at most home centers. You may have to special-order them.

Find a site and gather materials

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A flat or nearly flat site (less than a 6-in. slope over 6 ft.) is ideal for this storage locker. You can add gravel or stack up several sleepers on one side if your site has a steeper slope, but the doors need 3 ft. of space to open. If the locker faces a steep slope, you’ll have to dig away the ground in front of the doors so they can fully open. You can find all the materials except perhaps the roof panels at most home centers. We used Sequentia panels from Crane Composites, which are available in several colors and clear. Buy treated trim material a few weeks early and let it dry. Otherwise, the wet wood will shrink and won’t hold paint. Make sure to use galvanized nails or exterior screws because they won’t corrode.

Assemble the floor

Level the sleepers

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Lay sleepers over gravel to create a flat foundation fast. Add or remove gravel until the sleepers are level.

Attach the floor

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Screw the floor framing to the sleepers at each corner. Then double-check the floor for level.

Start by digging parallel trenches 10 in. wide by 6 in. deep and centered 3 ft. 6 in. apart. If the ground is slightly sloped (like ours was), dig out any high areas between the trenches so you can (later) place a level across the sleepers.

Fill the trenches with pea gravel so they’re roughly level. Then cut treated 2×6 sleepers to size and set them over the gravel so the outside edges are 4 ft. apart. Place a 4-ft. level over one of the sleepers. Level it, then adjust the second sleeper until it’s level with the first (Photo 1).

Frame the floor on your driveway or another flat surface with treated lumber using 16d nails or 3-in. screws, following Figure A on p. 49. Lay a full sheet of 1/2-in. 4 x 8-ft. treated plywood over the floor frame. Adjust the floor frame so the corners are aligned with the edges of the plywood, then fasten the plywood using 8d nails or 1-1/2-in. screws. Snap chalk lines at the floor joist locations to make them easy to find. Drive fasteners every 6 to 8 in. along the edges and every 12 in. in the field.

Place the floor over the sleepers, align the corners, then drive 3-in. screws at an angle into the sleepers (Photo 2).

Frame the walls and roof

Erect the walls

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Build the walls and screw them to the floor. Attach temporary bracing to hold the walls plumb.

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Install purlins

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Photo 4A: Close-up of fence bracket

Inexpensive fence brackets make fastening the purlins easy.

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Install the rafters

Nail the rafters to the header and align them with the top of the back wall to create a flat plane for the roof.

Build the front and back walls following Figure A. Use treated lumber for the bottom plates and the door trimmers. Attach the assembled walls to the floor with 16d nails or 3-in. screws. Drive the fasteners near the outside edge to ensure they go into the underlying framing, not just into the plywood.

Have a helper place a level on a stud near one end of a wall. When the wall is plumb, fasten temporary bracing between the wall and the floor (Photo 3).

If you’re not an experienced builder, toenailing the purlins into place can be tricky since it’s hard to drive nails and keep the purlins at their marks. Avoid this frustration by using fence brackets. Nail them to the outside studs on the front and back walls with 8d nails, keeping the tops 1-1/2 in. above the top of the shelf supports. This keeps the tops of the purlins and the shelves (installed next) aligned for a flat surface.

Cut the purlins to size, set them into the brackets and drive 4d nails through the bracket holes (Photo 4). Cut the shelves to size and fasten them with 8d nails. It’s important to install the shelves now since they won’t fit after the siding is on.

Set the header in place, flush with the outside of the front wall. Drive 16d nails or 3-in. screws through the underside of the top plate into the header every 6 to 8 in.

To mark the angled end of the rafters, hold them in place alongside the header and the back wall. Mark the rafters and cut them to size. Use the fence brackets to hold the rafters in place on the back wall.

Nail the brackets so the top is slightly above the top of the wall. Nail the rafters in the brackets. Hold the opposite end flush with the top and side of the header, then face-nail it with two 16d nails or 3-in. screws.

To frame the roof, install the rafters (Photo 5). Cut two mid-beams at 93 in. Mark the rafters at the one-third and two-third distances between the walls. Place the mid beams at the marks and attach them with 16d nails or 3-in. screws.

Side with fiber cement

Install the siding

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Cut the fiber cement panels to size and nail them up.

Close-up of panel corner

Support the heavy siding panels with temporary nails placed 1-1/2 in. from the bottom of the floor framing.

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Use a carbide saw blade for cutting the fiber cement siding panels in a circular saw—and be sure to wear a mask. Cutting cement siding is extremely dusty. And be prepared—the 4 x 8-ft. panels are heavy.

We kept the siding 1-1/2 in. from the bottom of the locker to avoid direct contact with the ground.

Cut panels for the back and front walls following Figure A. Install the front panels, starting at a corner. Then install the back panels so they butt together over the middle stud on the wall. Don’t worry that the panels don’t fully cover the corners. You’ll cover them later with trim.

Nail the panels with 8d nails. Drive the nails snug with a smooth-face hammer so you won’t mar the siding. Drive nails straight, not at an angle. Keep nails 3/8 in. from panel edges and 2 in. from corners. Hold the side panels in place (don’t nail them yet) and mark them along the top of the rafters. Cut them to size and nail them into place (Photo 6).

Add the trim

Nail on the trim

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Trim the outdoor storage locker, starting with the fascia. Then add the corner boards.

Painting along the roof panels is a pain, so it’s best to paint the trim now. If you’re using two colors, paint everything—you won’t have to cut in with paint later.

Install 1×4 fascia along the top of the locker. Start with the back, then add the sides, then the front. Hold each piece in place to mark the angle and cut it to size, then attach it with 8d nails before moving on to the next piece. Then cut and install 1×3 fascia over the 1×4 fascia.

Use treated lumber for the corner boards since they’re in ground contact. Cut the corner boards to size and nail them into place with 8d nails. Nail the boards on the sides first, then install the boards on the back and front walls, overlapping the side boards (Photo 7).

Cut and nail treated 2×4 door supports flush with the door opening, butted against the fascia. Use 16d nails. The door supports stick out a little proud of the fascia, but the extra thickness is needed to support the doors.

Install the clear roof

Add the roof panels

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Lay a heavy bead of caulk over the plug strip before screwing on the roof panel.

Before installing the roof, place wooden panel plugs flush with the outside of the fascia along the front and the back walls. Drill pilot holes through the peaks and nail the plugs into place with 4d nails. The plugs conform to the shape of the roof panels, sealing the openings to keep out the birds and the bees. For roof support along the sides, install supports (quarter round).

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Cut the 9-ft.-long roof panels in half with a circular saw. Run a generous bead of silicone caulk along both plugs for 27 in., then set the panels in place so there’s an equal overhang on the front and back and about 2 in. on the side.

Drill 1/8-in. pilot holes through every third peak at the plugs and the mid-beams, then insert 1-1/2-in. hex-head panel screws.

Caulk along the edge of the installed roof panel and the panel plugs (Photo 8). Then install the next roof panel. Overlap the panels by 3 in. When you get to the end, cut the last panel to size.

Lawn Mower Storage Essentials: Everything You Need To Know

When storing a lawn mower for the winter, there is a wide range of recommendations. Some people go through every step meticulously. Others leave their mowers outside in the snow and hope for the best. The most important thing you can do when storing a lawn mower is to tend to the fuel system. Taking this step will dramatically reduce your chances of problems come the warm season.

While you’re at it, don’t stop there. No one wants to have to tinker with a broken mower or buy a new one at the start of every season. It’s worth it to prepare your lawn mower for winter like you would a car or boat, especially if you have an expensive riding mower.

These lawn mower storage steps will help maintain and increase the longevity of the equipment. Do as many as you can, and make sure you take all the proper precautions when winterizing your mower.

Drain Gas or Add a Fuel Stabilizer

There are two methods for lawn mower storage when it comes to gasoline. You can either leave the gas in the tank and stabilize it, or remove it completely. It’s never a good idea to just leave fuel in the tank without any intervention. Fuel can start to degrade in a month or two and can wreak havoc on the carburetor and fuel tank.

How to Remove Gas from a Lawn Mower

In some circumstances, it’s essential to remove all the gas from a mower when storing it for the winter. If you are keeping your lawnmower in your basement or inside a storage unit, remove all fuel. Not doing so is a fire hazard.

To drain gas from a lawn mower, do your best to let the tank run dry toward the end of the season. To accomplish this, run the mower until it stops and won’t restart again. Any remaining fuel can be siphoned out with a turkey baster.

How to Add Fuel Stabilizer to a Lawn Mower

If you are storing the lawn mower in a detached garage or shed, leave a fuel tank of gas and top it off with a fuel stabilizer. Once the stabilizer is added, run the mower for a couple minutes to be sure the stabilizer gets into the system.

Prevent Mower From Kick-Starting

Before you clean your lawn mower and prep it for storage, make sure you remove the spark plug. This will prevent the mower from being turned on accidentally, and the importance of this step cannot be underestimated.

Drain or Change Oil

If needed, it’s important to change a lawn mower’s oil at the end of every season. The first step is to figure out if you have a two-cylinder or four-cylinder lawn mower. Two cylinder motors have the oil and fuel in the same tank, in which case you can drain the oil along with the fuel. On four-cylinder motors, the oil will need to be changed similar to how you would on a car. Reference the lawn mower’s owner manual for specific instructions on how best to do this.

In general, you can follow these steps on most four-cylinder mowers:

  • Check the level of the oil by removing the dipstick.
  • Make sure the oil is warm, which can be accomplished by running the mower after adding fuel stabilizer or when draining the tank. If you waited for this step and the engine is cold, connect the spark plug temporarily and run the mower for 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove spark plug again if you had to warm up the engine. If your mower has a battery, disconnect it.
  • Pull the oil plug and drain the oil into an oil-safe drain pan.
  • Properly dispose of used oil by bringing it to a recycling facility that can properly dispose of it.
  • Add new oil to the tank according to the manufacturer’s recommendation.

Lawn Mower Storage Pro Tip: If you have inconveniently positioned drain plugs, consider purchasing an oil extractor to help with this process.

Clean Deck and Undercarriage

A garden hose or a pressure washer on a low setting will work well to clean the lawn mower deck. In theory, grass should be cleaned off after every mow. However, if bits of grass has dried and crusted onto the metal, make sure to remove it before storage. If necessary, take a wire brush, putty knife or a flat head screwdriver to scrape off anything that the hose didn’t clean.

Be careful of the mower blades and make sure to wear thick, durable gloves during this process. Once the undercarriage is clean and dry, use a silicone spray to prevent future build-up and better preserve the lawn mower.

Remove and Sharpen Blade

To remove the blade, lean your mower on its side with the carburetor facing up. Find a long-handled wrench that matches the bolt holding the blade in place. If the bolt is stuck in place and corroded, spray on some oil or lubricant and let it sit for a few minutes.

Once removed, sharpen each blade evenly. You don’t want to make the mistake of sharpening only one section because this could lead to an uneven lawn. To do this, clamp the blade in a vise and use a mill bastard file to file down the blade until it is as sharp as a butter knife.

Lawn Mower Storage Pro Tip: Mark the blade once you remove it with a paint pen, so you know which is the top and which is the bottom. One common mistake people make is to reinstall the blades upside down.

Replace Spark Plug and Air Filter.

At this point, the spark plug should already be disconnected. Use a wrench or pliers to completely remove the plug. Take the plug with you to the store to make sure you purchase the correct replacement. Next, screw in the new plug and either reconnect the wire or leave it disconnected for storage.

Before storing a lawn mower for the winter, you’ll want to either clean or replace the air filter. Some lawn mower filters are made of paper and should always be replaced when they look dirty. Other foam or plastic filters can be cleaned, dried, and then coated with a few tablespoons of oil before being reinstalled.While you’re at it, use a spray lubricant to coat any exposed lawn mower components.

Keep Mower Covered In Storage

To protect the exterior and interior components, consider investing in a lawn mower cover. If you don’t have a cover readily accessible, you can use a tarp.

We hope this article put you off to a good start so you know what to expect when you store your lawn mower. Whenever possible, make sure to reference the owners manual. If you don’t have a copy, most times the manufacturer will have a copy online that you can download.

Looking for a place to store your lawn mower for the season? We can help! Life Storage offers lawn mower storage at hundreds of facilities across the US. We recommend at least a 5’x10′ size unit for storing your lawn mower.

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Lauren Thomann has written about self storage and moving since 2015, making her our storage expert. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in English and Linguistics and has published over 150 articles on moving, storage, and home organization. She is also a contributing writer at The Spruce and Martha Stewart.

Stay Organized: Storing Lawn and Gardening Equipment in Your Garage

Tis the season to break out the lawnmowers and gardening tools! In this week’s blog, our team has compiled a list of tips to maximize your space and keep your investments safe!

Stay Organized: Storing Lawn and Gardening Equipment in Your Garage

Summer is at your doorstep! Are you chomping at the bit to get out in the yard and start gardening, but your lawncare clutter is making you cringe? Here are a few clever storage ideas to help you keep your equipment in line and your gardening on time.

  • Shelving. Floor space in your garage is valuable. You can make the most of it with heavy-duty shelving. Store heavy items, like soil and unused pots, on the bottom. Lighter objects, like tarps and netting, can go on top.
  • Bins. Stackable storage bins and totes are perfect for holding small gardening tools and accessories. They make great containers for hose fittings, twine, shade cloth, and gardening gloves. Store similar items together and label the front, top, and sides for easy retrieval.
  • Hooks. Hooks have endless possibilities for storage and organization. In the garage, they’re great for storing long-handled tools such as rakes, spades, hoes, and brooms. Remember to keep sharp items below eye level and point the blades down toward the wall to avoid injury.

Storing your gardening equipment inside your garage will ensure they don’t become weathered by the elements and won’t get swiped by ill-intentioned passersby.

How To Store Dangerous Goods

If you grow a vegetable garden, you may wonder if you can store fertilizer and pesticides in your garage. The short answer is yes. However, you must take several precautions.

Pesticides and fertilizer must be stored in their original containers, in a cool, dark, dry environment away from other products, like pet food, bird seed, and gasoline. This means up, off your garage’s dirt or concrete floor. Additionally, ensure all opened packages are well sealed and stored away from children and pets. Consider investing in roller cabinets with locks for the utmost protection.

Since pesticides and fertilizer are flammable, they must also be safeguarded against freezing and away from open flames and excessive heat. Therefore, if you want to keep them in your garage, you must ensure it’s insulated and climate controlled.

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Tips for Lawn Equipment Storage

Fall is around the corner, and the weather is starting to change. It’s about time to go through all your outdoor lawn equipment and get them ready to store for the winter months. Or maybe you are moving and have the task of going through your garage or shed and getting all these things ready to store and move. Either way, this task can seem overwhelming, since there are so many tools that are sharp, odd shaped, dirty, and/or heavy. Fortunately, there are a few steps that you can take to make sure that your lawn equipment is ready for storage and that you store it in the most organized way possible.


The first step to simplifying the packing and storing process is to dedicate some time to go through everything and toss out what you do not need. If that hose is completely bent out of shape or those hedge clippers are dull and warped beyond repair, do you really want to bother storing those things when you know you will not use them next year? Of course you don’t!

This is the time to stop feeling bad about tossing out junk or donating any duplicate items. If it is something you did not use while you were keeping up and enjoying your yard this year, chances are you will not use it next year. Clear it out so you have the space to store what you will actually use. Check out Porta-Stor’s blog on decluttering for more information.

Organize What’s Left

Now that you have tossed out those broken tools and decluttered all your lawn equipment, you need to get everything good and organized.

Hand Tools – Place all of these items in a handled bucket, basket, or other easy-to-access container. This way they are all together and easy for you to find and use as you go to work in your yard the next time.

Long-Handled Equipment – These types of items should all be bundled together and do not necessarily need to be stored in a box or tote.

Attachments – Take the attachments off of your power tools and other complex equipment and store them separately. This keeps them from coming apart and breaking while moving around placing in storage.

Equipment with Engines – The first thing you need to do is make sure that gas-powered items are clean of gasoline and oil and completely dry. Give them a good power wash and clean underneath. You can also get some protective covers for the blades, and make sure all attachments are taken off and stored away safely.

Organize Patio and Outdoor Areas

By going through all of the things on your deck or outdoor patio, you will find things to discard as well as things that will need to be packed with your outdoor equipment. Do a quick walk through and look over of these areas. Be sure to clean and dry what you can and get it ready to store. This could include your grill, which you will need to make sure is cleaned up and protected before putting into storage. If you are storing your outdoor furniture with your outdoor lawn equipment, make sure that is also clean and covered to prevent damage.

Over time, things will need to be replaced and some will go missing, but if you take the steps to go through, clean, and organize all of your outdoor lawn equipment each season, you are less likely to misplace or break something. Remember to label your storage totes and pack it all in your storage area in a way that will be easy to access. When filling a storage area, consider which items will need to be retrieved first, and put those closer to the front.

As you go to store your larger equipment like your lawn mower and patio furniture, remember to make sure they are well cleaned, completely dry, and have good covers over them. Even though they are in a storage container or shed, dust and other particles can still get to them. The better upkeep maintenance you do with these items, the longer they will last.