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Helpful Tip from the Garden Geeks: I love this tip I heard at a Master Gardening meeting! Mix 40 pounds of sand with a quart of motor oil. After using your tools, push them through the gritty, oily mixture a few times to clean and lubricate them for storage. It is an easy way to prolong the life of your tools and keep them rust free. The MG I spoke to said she uses old motor oil and also saves it to wipe her tools with before storing them for the winter.