My only concern with Kareh’s clever solution is how long this organization technique will stay organized. I have toyed with a similar system inside my toolshed, hanging awkward items like rakes and shoves from nails, just as Karah suggests, but the problem is I sometimes forget (or am in too much of a hurry) to remember where what goes. Imagine, for instance, if Karah’s tiller was put where her shove should be–it would be sticking out–defeating the purpose of the whole system. One solution is to draw an image of the item. Another solutions is to write the name of the tool above the nail or use a label maker, such as the Brother Easy Handheld Label Maker (PTH100) to do the job (my favorite choice). The label maker really does an excellent job of this and for many other toolshed labeling needs. I own two Brother label makers–keeping one in the house and other out in the toolshed.
For an alternative solution, I suggest re-purposing an old golf club bag. Find an old golf bag and simply stick your tools with long handles, such as shovels and rakes, into the slots where the golf clubs used to go. The golf club bag idea has advantages over Karah’s plan as it doesn’t require any labeling nor does it take up precious wall space in the toolshed. In fact, one golf bag would probably accommodate just about all the long handled tools Kareh hung on her shed wall with far less labor involved.
Still, I like the way Karah is thinking and her organization concept is simple, effective, and easy to implement.