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Picture of Easy Garden Hose Storage

Storing one garden hose for winter is pretty easy. You drain it and wind it into a coil. But if you do extensive watering and you have invested in as many as eight 100-footers like I have, it is not so easy. Every year I tried to carefully coil each hose into a tight coil on the ground and then stack the coils. They get all twisted while coiling them, then in the spring, uncoiling them usually turns each coil into a knotted pile.

Of course you can buy carts with a drum and crank which I'm sure work well but each costs at least $40 and holds one hose. At that rate, eight would cost $320. That's as much as the hoses cost in the first place. Then you need to store the carts somewhere all summer.

The following is a way that I devised to roll up multiple hoses together and in the spring simply unroll them all together into a straight line.

Step 1: Materials Needed

2 each 4-port plastic manifold (for 8 hoses)

large barrel or 55-gallon drum

thin rope

Ham-made3 months ago
Pete this is a fantastic idea! I'm going to try this with a 5 gallon bucket to store my single hose for the winter season (9 months where I live).

Mr. Ham
Swansong1 year ago

That's a great idea, it's almost time for it too! We got the first bit of snow of the year overnight last night.

Pete Buxton (author)  Swansong1 year ago

Thanks, Swansong. It sure saved me a lot of time over other years. It's too early for snow right now!