Wanna know the best way to organize garden seeds? Read on my friend!
I’ve tried organizing my garden seeds lots of ways.
In shoe boxes with tabs.
In empty baby wipes tubs.
In plastic tupperware containers.
In labeled ziploc bags.
You name it.
They all worked okay at first, but inevitably by the end of the gardening season my seed packs were all out of order, missing from their designated spots, and all together a big disorganized mess.
If I had enough discipline to put things back exactly where I got them immediately after I used them this wouldn’t be as much of a problem. Unfortunately, I’m not wired that way.
I’m much more likely to pull a handful of seed packets out of their random containers, head out to the garden to do some planting, come back inside hot and exhausted, and throw the packets on the table in a pile to file away when I get a minute.
Which ends up being never.
And then the seed packs get stuck somewhere until the end of the year when I decide it’s time to reorganize my stash. It ends up being a lot of trouble to keep organized, especially when you have a ton of seeds for a big garden.
I was in desperate need of something more efficient. Something that was impossible to get mixed up and disorganized. I did a lot of searching online for ideas on how to organize garden seeds better, but couldn’t find anything that I thought would work for me.
And then I found this…
A large container with smaller containers big enough to hold multiple seed packs. It’s meant for crafts or pictures, but ends up it’s PERFECT for holding seed packs!!
I’ve been using these boxes for over a year now and I am SO IN LOVE with this method of seed organization!! It has literally saved me so much time searching for the seeds I need, as well as money in that I’m not buying multiples of seeds that I already have because now I can actually find everything easily!
I ended up buying three of these containers ’cause I have SO MANY stinkin’ seeds! (I may have an obsession, ya’ll.)
I might even need another one. Seriously.
Each box comes with 12 smaller locking containers.
I just used some mailing labels to write the names of the seeds on each container. One of these days I’ll organize them alphabetically. Apologies to my OCD friends.
I’ve found that each of the smaller individual containers can comfortably hold 25 regular seed packets.
I really love that they’re stackable. I can put them on a shelf without worrying that they’ll slip off.
They also have handles to make them easy to carry around.
For those of you who are preparedness-minded, this method of organizing garden seeds is ideal for a grab-and-go situation. If you ever needed to evacuate quickly you could easily grab these containers as you head out the door. We all know how vital our seeds are!
I can’t tell you what a difference these containers have made to me. Not only can I easily find what I’m looking for and easily put things back where they belong when I’m ready, but I can also see very quickly which seeds I’m out of and what needs to be re-ordered for next year’s garden.
You might be able to find something like this at your local craft stores. I found mine on Amazon. They aren’t as cheap as a shoe box, I’ll tell you that. You get a better deal when you buy the 2-pack. I used some birthday money to splurge on mine! They were totally worth it.
The exact containers I have are the IRIS Large Photo and Craft Keepers*. There are other similar ones out there that might be comparable, I can only tell you that I’m very happy with the quality and durability of the ones I have.
If you’re in need of a better way to organize garden seeds, get yourself some of these containers. You’ll be so happy when everything is neat and tidy. I sure wish I’d switched to this method sooner!
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