The Handy Way To Store Your Gardening Twine

Every serious gardener knows that twine is a necessity, as it can be used for a number of tasks. For instance, those who grow tall plants often use twine to tie them to stakes or trellises, which helps the plants grow taller and also protects any growing produce. And, if you want perfectly straight rows in your garden, you could tie a piece of taught twine between two stakes while planting. Other uses include hanging plants or tools, controlling branches on fruit trees, and bundling straw or other crops.

Since twine is important for so many jobs, it's useful to always have it on hand. However, because the spools can oftentimes be quite small, they are very easy to lose track of in your garage or shed. If you often find yourself forgetting your gardening string and therefore wasting time returning to your shed to retrieve it, the following hack will greatly benefit you.

Pots can be used for more than just plants

To prevent misplacing or losing your twine, one useful idea is to place the gardening string underneath an upside-down pot in your garden, then pull the end of the twine through the drainage hole. This will keep the spool safe from critters, rain, and wind, and it will also make it easier to unravel as you need it. To draw more attention, you could even paint or decorate the outside of the pot.

To make this hack as handy as possible, you'll also need a way to cut the twine when you need to use it. If you regularly carry around scissors or a pocket knife, this won't be a concern. On the other hand, if you don't, you could place a pair of scissors underneath the pot as well, as long as it's large enough. To keep the blades from rusting, place the scissors in a protective sheath.

More ways to keep track of twine

There are also plenty of other ways to make sure your twine and other gardening tools never go missing. The most crucial thing to keep in mind is that the more organized you are, the less time you'll need to spend searching for the things you need and the more time you can dedicate to gardening.

If you already have an efficient place to store your gardening tools in your home, shed, or garage, why not make the area more organized with the help of a pegboard, which you could hang all your tools, including your spool of twine, from. Those who would rather have all their items safely stored in their garden could invest in an outdoor storage container or a garden bench that lifts and has a storage compartment underneath. While you are busy working, another option is to wear a gardening belt, which will store all your items safely around your waist.