Creative Storage for a Coiled Garden Hose

Spring has arrived in the Pacific Northwest.  Well, not officially.  But it's sure starting to feel like it!

This weather is giving me the itch to garden!  So today I'll share with you my favorite hose and how I store it.

First of all, I want to tell you how much I dislike winding up a regular hose. My hose always seems to get wet from watering the flowers.  Then it gets dragged through some dirt.  And while I'm winding it up, I seem to get dirt on my hands and quite likely on my clothes as well.  {I know - wha wha wha - cry my a river!}.  But it's not fun.  So a few years ago, I invested in a coil garden hose....

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I order one that is giant...80' long to be exact.  We have a big yard and I want it to stretch everywhere I go.  Typically, a hose of this length is best found online.  Though I know you can get shorter ones local stores {such as Target} for less money than the bigger options.

Why do I love it so much??  When you are done watering the flowers, you just lay it down! Done! It coils up, neat and tidy.  Does it sometimes get tangled? Well, yes.  But if you take your time, it most often bounces back into its coiled form and sits nicely where you put it.

No kinked hoses. No headaches. No dirty hands or clothes.  Easy.

Unless you lay the coiled hose on the ground, you will need something to store it in.  And typical hose storage doesn't tend to work.

I store my coil hose in an old radio flyer wagon....creative storage for your coil garden hose (at home in the northwest blog)

I paid $10 for it at a garage sale.  So when water gets in the wagon and makes it rust, I am not too stressed out about it.  It was a bargain.  It's cute.  And it's incredibly functional as well!

COIL HOSE STORED IN RADIO FLYWER WAGON (at home in the northwest blog)

If you order a shorter coil hose, you could use one of Target's cute baskets.  And it's only $20!


Here is another creative way to store your coiled garden hose.  It's functional, and looks incredibly inexpensive to make, if you're up for a DIY project....


Lastly is an option that is decorative, yet quite pricey at $199....

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I am sure there are plenty of fun ways to store a coil hose.  Which is your favorite?