10 DIY Tips - Organizing the Barn (Part 1)
Some may say there is an unspoken rule among horsewomen to collect the most tack possible. I will neither confirm nor deny this, but I do have to admit that my barn is overflowing with every imaginable piece of equipment. Do I really need 15 bits for a horse that always goes in a plain snaffle? Maybe not. But at least if I can organize it so they don't look like a giant web of metal I can get away with it. For now.
Here are my favorite DIY tips to help you
1. Easy Saddle Rack - This is a quick project that uses scrap lumber and can be put together for about $5. Complete directions can be found here. I put eye hooks all over the tack room so they can be easily moved around and can accommodate different saddle sizes.
4. Bucket Hose Holder - The perfect way to organize an unruly hose. Mounted in a wash stall it creates a perfect nook for nozzles, brushed and soap. I have a bunch of these 10-Quart Galvanized Steel Pails (can you ever have too many?)
5. Garbage Bins - These are a great multi-purpose organizer for anything from wraps to whips. I use mine to store shipping gear (boots, poll protectors, break-away halters etc.) so I'm not scrambling at the last minute to find everything (while a trailer full of horses is waiting). These bins dropped into a wood frame are perfect for grain storage.
Continued on 10 DIY Tips - Organizing the Barn (Part 2)