For years we have had to drag a hose round from the back of the house if we wanted to wash the car or water the hanging baskets. The result has been that most plants died in the hanging basket for want of water and the car stayed dirty. I then had a plumber instal a outside tap in my garage and now the hanging basket is regularly watered and thriving. The car is still dirty, but then that requires a lot of effort. This hose takes up minimal space in the garage and stretches all the way to the hanging basket and then coils back into a bucket by the garage door after watering.