As we get ready for a new garden season, let's shine up those tools. All you need is a 5 gallon bucket, a few pounds of sand and about a quart of oil.
Here's how it works according to Randy Owens from Cardinal Lawn, Garden and Hardware. When you mix the sand and oil, you can clean and prevent rust at the same time. The sand gets the dirt off. The oil protects it from rust. He said you can make a $10 tool last a lifetime.
You can use motor oil, new or used, or vegetable oil. If you change your own oil, this is a great way to reuse it. As long as you keep a top on the bucket so it won't spill and nothing can get into it, it should last forever.