Tired of driving into your garage only to be stopped by the lawnmower that’s taking up space?
You’re not alone! While the garage isn’t the best place to store a lawn mower, it’s better than leaving it outside.
Don’t worry though, below you’ll find out how to store your lawn mower in the garage.
Let’s get to it!
Is it safe to store lawn mower in garage?
If you have a manual or electric lawn mower, then it is safe to store in the garage. If you have a gas-powered lawn mower, the risk is the gasoline being lit by nearby ignition sources. If you have a pre-existing gas water heater or furnace inside of the garage, then you should store your lawn mower outside or in a shed.
How to Store Your Lawn Mower in the Garage
1. Hang Your Lawn Mower Overhead
Hanging your tools over your head may seem like a fairy tale, but with GarageSmart’s 6’3′ platform lifter you can do just that. Not only will you be able to store away your lawn mower, but you’ll also be able to store anything else that can fit on the platform.
Overhead garage storage is something that’s widely overlooked, and this is a perfect way to save on space you never thought you had. It comes with a self-leveling system and it’s able to be controlled by your smartphone. It also has overload protection built-in, so you won’t ever be worried about standing below it.
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2. Store your lawn mower in a corner
If every corner of your garage is being used, then it might be time to organize your garage.
Dedicate a spot in your garage for your lawn mower. Keep it out of the area where you have heavy foot traffic and away from where your car will be parked. This way, when you’re doing mowing your lawn, you know exactly where to put it.
It’s also advised to get a lawnmower tarp so it will be protected from rust, water, and any foreign elements that may make their way into your garage.
3. Store your lawn mower vertically in your garage
This method will only work with electric lawn mowers as gas powered lawn mowers can leak gas, and you don’t want that! Double-check your lawn mower’s instructions to see if they can be stored vertically.
One clever way to store your lawn mower is to get some J hooks and install them upside down near your floor. You can screw these hooks into the wood.
You’ll need to remove the handle as well, but during the winter months when you won’t be mowing you can reclaim your garage space. Once that’s done, roll your mower up against the J hooks and your lawnmower will find its new home for the winter.
You can find a place for your lawn mower in your garage. You may have to get creative, but the best thing is to keep it tucked away so it won’t get in the way.
The preferred method of storage is to keep it in a shed, but if you have no shed, then the garage is the next best place. Do beware though that gas-powered motors can create a hazard if left next to ignition sources.