Remember awhile back when we talked about keeping your handheld garden tools clean and rust-free with some play sand and a bread pan? Some thought it wasn't practical, so instead try this tip which accomplishes the same thing, only with wax paper!
Even though we're still standing behind our sand and bread pan method, some folks just don't have the room to house such a permanent set up. Instead, try cleaning your garden tools with a small amount of wax paper.
Just wipe the blades of your trowels and other tools down with the slick paper and the wax will help coat them to prevent rust.
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