Video:How to Choose a Garden Totewith Elaine Weslowski
Choosing the right garden tote is all amount determining your needs. Watch this About.com video to see what features you might want to have.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Choose a Garden Tote
Hi, I'm Elaine Weslowski here at Michaels Nursery in Boynton Beach, FL, for About.com and we're going to talk about how to choose a tote.
Why Are Totes Helpful When Gardening?
Totes are so important when you are gardening. They are such a great tool. They are perfect to haul around all your tools, small bags of fertilizer, small bags of soil, all your seeds, and even your little starting plants you can haul around in your tote. They are really just handy to have.
Purchasing a Garden Tote
There are a few things to consider before you purchase a tote. The first thing you need to think about when purchasing a tote is the weight of the tote. It should be light-weight, because you are going to put a lot of items in there, you don't need to be dragging around a heavy tote.
Things You'll Need in a Garden Tote
Make sure the tote is very durable and very strong so that you'll have it for a really long time. The tote should have comfortable handles because you are going to be carrying it around with a lot of items in there and ease is important.
Choose a tote with durable material because you are going to be using it for a long time and that way you can clean it up and make it look brand new again.
Options for Garden Totes
There are lots of shapes and sizes for totes so pick one that is going to be conducive to what you need. Totes come in all different colors, choose one that you are just going to absolutely fall in love with and use over and over again. That being said, don't pick a tote that is beige or white. You need something that can be stained and still look good. There are lots of totes that are collapsable now and that's really great because they can be put away easily.
Thanks so very much for watching. For more information, go to: Homegarden.About.com.