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Make Finding Tools a Bit Easier

By paulgrow
November 7, 2011

Use brightly colored electrician's tape or paint on the handles of your favorite garden tools. It makes finding them much easier when you lay them down in the garden.

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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Nov 6, 2011 6:26 PM CST
That is a wonderful idea.
Thank you....
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 6, 2011 7:14 PM CST
Well! I guess you CAN teach an old dog new tricks! Hilarious!
Great idea Paul. Thanks. One can of fluorescent spray paint goes on the shopping list. Thumbs up
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Aguane
Nov 6, 2011 7:35 PM CST
That is a good idea! I think I've accidentally tossed some tools into or onto garbage bags when collecting clippings etc. That or buried them Rolling on the floor laughing
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Dutchlady1
Nov 6, 2011 7:36 PM CST
Why didn't I think of that? I even thought the other day: thank goodness those pruners are orange and I can see them in the dirt. Nothing wrong with making the ones orange that aren't! Great idea!! Thumbs up
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 6, 2011 10:31 PM CST
Glowing spray paint is going on my shopping list also. Great tip Paul. I think I will get the very bright orange paint, can't miss that color. No more hunting for my tools that I laid down for just a minute. Glare
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Aguane
Nov 6, 2011 10:37 PM CST
"Tool Tagging"
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Boopaints
Nov 6, 2011 11:27 PM CST
Paul, this tip deserves a gold star!!!

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Name: Maridell
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Maridell
Nov 7, 2011 7:59 AM CST
I was working outdoors a couple days ago and was reminding myself to remember where I laid stuff down so I could find it (or not forget it outdoors) again. Great tip!
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valleylynn
Nov 7, 2011 8:46 AM CST
I do the same thing Maridell, then I spend precious time trying to find where I laid them down. Sad
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Maridell
Nov 7, 2011 9:41 AM CST
Or step on them....done that a few times...
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valleylynn
Nov 7, 2011 9:44 AM CST
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I can laugh, because I've done that. Sad
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Gymgirl
Nov 7, 2011 12:07 PM CST
With a rake or a shovel? Either one, it HURTS! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 7, 2011 12:40 PM CST
Or trip over them.
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KyWoods
Nov 7, 2011 2:43 PM CST
I started using electrical tape last year because the flourescent paint comes off too fast. We have 25 acres, and just this summer I found a shovel I leaned against a tree two years ago. It was still leaning there! Rolling on the floor laughing
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 7, 2011 2:46 PM CST
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I've never had electrical tape that stuck worth spit. I must buy the wrong brand. Shrug!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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Northern KY
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KyWoods
Nov 7, 2011 2:52 PM CST
Mine is bright yellow and I got it at Walmart.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 7, 2011 3:16 PM CST
Then to Wal Mart I will go.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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