About three years ago I was at a garage sale and found this awesome big hose reel. I think I got it for $10 complete with all the hoses. Kramer was SO IMPRESSED with my find.
At the time we had been doing a big debate…How do we store our hoses? We had planted new trees here at the house and watering them was a chore with dealing with the hoses. Kramer loved the reel and it solved the problem…but it hurt my shoulder to reel the hose. We ended up making a deal that he would roll up the hose.
Fast forward to this spring. UGH. The place on the reel where the water connects broke. We didn’t need that much hose anymore…did we want another reel? Did we want to try something different out? Was a 25 foot hose enough?
We looked online at different options. We thought about buying a 25 foot hose with a decorative stand and then keeping an extra hose in the garage if needed.
This was something we left undecided…so now the decision was mine alone. I ended up seeing these flexible hoses.
The concept sounded awesome to me. So, I bought one.
I needed something that wasn’t heavy…something that won’t bother my shoulder at clean up time. Ah…this just might be the thing.
So I brought it home and tried it….the verdict?????I LOVE IT. I’m getting another for sure. I actually think I am getting two more. One short one for the back of the house and one long one to be in the garage when I need at extension for either the front or the back.
The hoses don’t tangle or kink. It’s super light weight. If you have someone in your life that loves gardening and needs hoses to water. This is the perfect present.
Here’s how I’m using it. See my outdoor faucet and buckets?
Under the watering can is the hose all in the pail.
I turn the water on…the hose fills. I water my plants.
I’m done watering…I turn off the hose.
I open the end nozzle to release the remaining water from the hose.
The hose shrinks back to small…with one hand I can throw it in the bucket. I put the watering can on top and I’m done!!
Oh my word!! How easy!! This completely changes the gardening game!!