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It's important to store garden tools in a clean, dry area. If not properly cared for, garden tools can rust and corrode. Here are some tips for storing garden tools:
• Be sure to wipe dirt and moisture from your garden tools after each use. If tools are a bit rusted, wipe with sandpaper until it's removed.
• Store tools in a dry spot in the garage or outdoor storage shed. Don't place them in an area that is prone to leaks.
• To store tools permanently for the winter, fill a small plastic storage bin with sand and a bit of oil and stand garden tools inside. This protects them from rust and keeps them clean and sharp.
• Place hooks in your shed or garage to hang tools to get them out of the way.