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Hose Hider-A Simple Project

February 16, 2010

Chris and I were getting pretty tired of looking at our green hose piled on our gorgeous flagstone porch each day, so were trying to come up with a suitable solution.

Sure, sure, we could have bought one of those reels for our hose.  Unfortunately, with the location of our spigot, that would have left the reel sitting squarely underneath our front window.

Next solution? We saw a beautiful hose reel at Costco a couple of weeks ago.  How can a hose reel be beautiful you ask?  Trust me, it was.  It was a chocolate brown woven basket with a lid, with the hose reel conveniently hidden away inside.  The price, regrettably, was not so convenient, at 60 bucks.

Enter our much cheaper “hose hider” solution: hose in a bucket.  These buckets are made specifically to hide garden hoses, with a hole in the bottom to allow for water drainage, and a hole in the side to feed the hose through.

1)      Remove the garden hose from the spigot.

2)      Insert garden hose into the bucket.  It should exit through the hole (not enter).

3)      Reattach the hose to the spigot.

4)      Coil the hose inside the bucket.

Ta-da!  The hose is hidden.

Our solution was so much cheaper than the Costco reel, and while we could have bought a cute bucket and drilled the holes ourselves, we wouldn’t have saved any money.

Have you worked on any outdoor projects lately (besides shoveling snow)?  I’m guessing that because of the cold weather where most of our readers (read: two moms) are located, you will probably be a little jealous of our 75 degree weather that prompted this project over the weekend.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Barb Pond permalink
    February 17, 2010 9:58 am

    Awesome—you guys are having way too much fun!

    • February 18, 2010 8:25 am

      I know, right? It’s like we keep coming up with more and more projects that weren’t even on our list to start with. Probably a lot of that has to do with the price of the ones that are already on the list…haha. I’m really glad I started the site because it makes it easy to look back and say, “Wow! We’ve done a lot!” rather than just becoming overwhelmed by how long the To-Do List is. The good news is that we’re having fun every step of the way!

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