If you’re like most gardeners, you go through lots of gloves. In the garden, gloves protect your mitts from dirt, as well as cuts, scrapes, splinters—even bug bites.
The garden demands gloves for many chores: heavy lifting or wielding of tools, the delicately dexterous planting of seeds or pulling of weeds, wet or muddy tasks. For tips on choosing the right garden gloves, click on this link to my article for The Denver Post.
Good garden gloves can come at a pretty price.
The last thing you want to do is lose a glove or even a pair of gloves.
Yet it happens. All the time. Missing gloves probably wind up in the same parallel universe as missing socks.
Here’s a simple solution that’s hands down the best way to organize garden gloves: use a hanger designed to hang multiple skirts or pants. Or, if you have lots of gloves, try a lingerie dryer, which resembles inverted umbrella ribs on a hook and features even more clips.
The multi-clipped hanger allows you to keep gloves together. Many hangers come with four rows of two clips each, so they’ll hold a total of eight pairs of gloves if you assign just one pair per clip.
Rather than getting separated in a basket or bin, your gloves are matched and visible on the clips. The ease of this system encourages compliance. There's something satisfying about clipping a pair of gloves in place, knowing they'll be there when you next need to protect your hands.
The multi-clipped hangers won’t take up much space in your garage, basement, greenhouse—or wherever you store your garden gloves.
And losing fewer gloves means more money in your garden budget for plants, tools, yard ornaments, or other garden accessories.
That deserves a thumbs up!
P.S. This simple system works for winter gloves and mittens, too.
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