I don’t know about you, but by mid-summer, I only have left-hand gloves. Who knows where the right-hand gloves go to. Maybe squirrels steal them.
About five years ago while trolling the aisles in one of the big-box stores, I saw clothesline and clothespins. Hadn’t seen those in a very long time, but the sight gave me the kernel of an idea. I threw them in the cart and carried them home.
That was in 2014. My idea was to hang the line and pin pairs of gloves to it. A sort of gardener’s “tidying-up”. But my request for nails in the ceiling–to string the line–went unheeded. Eventually, the packet with the clothesline disappeared into the black hole that is the barn. Somehow, I managed to hang onto the clothespins.
This year, 2019, in the annual garden shed cleanup, I found a gazillion garden gloves, mostly left-handed. Determined to put my hack into practice, I went through Jim’s barn looking for my clothesline. Never found it, but found some usable string instead. Using the nails hammered under the shelves (originally designed to hold tools), I strung the line and started pairing gloves.
As you see in the photo.
I ended up with ten full pairs of gloves, and threw away all my leftover lefties.
Maybe you already have a method for keeping right-and-left gloves together?
3 thoughts on “Garden Glove Hack”
I keep mine hanging on the clothesline all summer! Hang them to dry when I finish wearing them. I usually have 3 pair on the line!
You’re way ahead of me. I guess that’s why I have so many pairs!
This is a great idea. It looks super cute too. 😊