Since my move a couple of months back, there are still things that aren’t organized the way I want them. I’m not a huge gardener, but I do have a handful of tools that I use to keep my yard in order. Those tools are scattered throughout a few locations and tracking them down is rather annoying. I then remembered seeing a couple of gardening tool organizers that would probably solve this problem.
As a very novice gardener I don’t need anything too extensive so this Bucket Caddy (pictured) is probably the right thing for me. It is a simple solution that will keep all of my tools in one place for easy access.
For those of you who need a little more room for all of your gardening tools you may want to check out the John Deere Garden Tool Organizer. It has more storage and looks easier to tote around due to the wheels and retractable metal handle.
I will most likely go with the Bucket Caddy because of its smaller size. It will take up less space when not in use and, like I said before, I don’t have that many tools to store anyway.
Collapsible, or in this case “compactable,” is always a nice feature to have when looking for kitchen tools. G&S Design has a nice selection of common kitchen tools that compact down into a more convenient size that makes storing them a little easier.
First up, are the Compactable Steel Tongs (pictured). Traditional tongs want to spread their arms in an attempt to keep drawers open and be as cumbersome as possible. These tongs, however, collapse neatly into a compact position and don’t make things messy.
The Compactable Pizza Cutter is a smaller alternative to the usual ridiculously large restaurant-style pizza cutter.
The Compactable Can Opener collapses down to a very small 5″ x 2.75″. Other devices in the G&S Compactable line include:
I hope you like blue, because that’s the only color offered right now.
It is the middle of winter, so what better time to dream about heading outside in the warm summertime for a good old fashioned barbecue? Before you know it, spring will be here and you’ll be firing up your grill.
I was looking at some barbecue accessory sets and I couldn’t help but think a 22(!) piece set was ridiculous. A 22 piece set is way more than I need, so I decided to look at what a person actually needs to execute an enjoyable meal. Here is a practical list of what I think everyone will need for their grilling kits:
- Tongs: They need to be metal, but a good set can work for you in the kitchen and on the grill.
- Spatula: Again, go with metal and dual use for the kitchen.
- Wire Brush: Buy a cheap wire brush at your local hardware store.
- Chimney Starter: Only necessary if you have a charcoal grill.
- Oven Mitts: You probably already have these in your kitchen.
When you shop for a barbecue set be sure to look past the number of items in a pre packaged set and look for the essentials. The gimmicks of barbecue accessories are not hard to find, but be sure to pass them by if you find yourself doubting their practicality.Photo via http://pdphoto.org/