Tools and Stuff forum: ideas for storing coated garden wire?

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PA (Zone 6a)
pinkruffles
May 15, 2017 2:50 PM CST
Does anyone have any ideas on how to store or organize various lengths of coated wire in the neatest and most efficent way? I have various lengths of heights that I use to put around my plants at various stages of growth, and they get all tangled together and messy, and my husband is getting pretty frustrated !!! Thanks for your help, fellow gardeners!!
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Jun 25, 2017 11:17 AM CST
@pinkruffles

I am at a loss here, why is your husband frustrated?
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jun 25, 2017 11:52 AM CST
I was assuming he was the one actually having to use that tangled up mess of wires.

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Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Jul 15, 2017 3:08 PM CST
I use waxed twine to bundle similar things together. For example, I cut up hundreds of plant labels from mini-blind slats. They were messy until I bundled each size together and bound them with twine. Now each bundle is like a tidy brick.

Maybe he could bundle similar lengths or similar materials together, then stack them or stand them up in a smaller footprint.

But then you have to untie a bundle to pull out just one thing.
Or tie them so loosely that they flop around.

Or you can wrap some heavy paper, cloth or plastic around the things, bundling them loosely but keeping them aligned. THEN tie string around the wrapping to keep it wrapped.

Maybe drive big nails part way into the walls and lay wires on top of the nails.
You could have multiple rows on each wall. That will also keep them off the floor.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jul 15, 2017 3:20 PM CST
I like to keep my mini blind labels in a large jar or container of some kind, then I can just reach in a pull out what I need. Don't think that would work with coated wire. But maybe PvC tubes of different lengths would work for wire.
[Last edited by Seedfork - Jul 25, 2017 2:30 PM (+)]
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