When I am out in the garden, i have my rocker stool and two 5 gallon buckets. One to carry tools and the other for weeds. My rocker has pockets, but except for a few seeds, labels, pencil, a small bottle of water, and paper, It doesn't hold a lot of tools. I need long and short loppers, pruners, hoe matic, zip loc bags (for snails and slugs), hedge clippers, a sprayer bottle filled with alcohol, plant ties, stakes, sickle, and maybe a trowel. The bigger tools I have ready are a rake, bow rake, hoe, and shovel. I like to get everyting I might need in arms reach before I sit down, because it is really hard sometimes to get up again.
I have a wagon but, I have filled it so much and put so many things around it that now It doesn't move much anywhere. I am thinking of getting a gorrilla cart for the yard. I just don't know where I can put it.
One of the things I have learned to do in the garden to save on some of the aches and pains is to make sure I get my gear on first. Have my hat, ice water in a 2 liter cooler, sunscreen, deet, and bandaid my fingers. Bandaids help cushion the fingers against blisters. I am bad about gloves. It is hard to pull weeds with them so I often just do without. However, it doesn't take long working a hoe or a shovel to get a blister or splinter without gloves. I try to work early in the morning as soon as the sun is up and after I get breakfast. I work for about 3 hours then I have a long break from 11-3 pm and then maybe get a couple of more hours in at the end of the day. (Providing, I actually have a garden day). I try to vary my position and tasks every 30 minutes for variety and also so I don't end up in the same position for a long time. I will sit on my stool and weed for 30 minutes and then I will do some pruning with the loppers or clippers standing up. When it gets hotter after 10 a.m. I switch to working on seeds and cuttings in the shade. In the afternoon, I will do the watering and maybe some weeding and snail hunting at the same time. I hate weed whacking so I have to do that first before I do anything else. I do have a radio by the door, but I rarely turn it on. My cat usually sits by the door or the window and watches me in the yard. He used to push the screen out and go gallavanting in the yard. My other cat could open the screen door to get out and find me. I had to keep the doors closed all the time. I went to da screen shoppe and had my screen redone and added a pet screen so the cat can't push the screen out any more. My other cat died and the two I have now don't really open the front door, but I keep the inner door closed anyway.
I don't have a lot of stamina for sustained work, so I usually work slowly with the shovel turning in compost and fertilizer. I have to take breaks after I go a couple of feet, but eventually it does get done. I have a tiller/cultivator, but I haven't used it in such a long time I don't know if it still works.
Before I go to sleep, I try to plan my goals for the next day. I usually don't get to all of them, because I frankly run out of gas to do anymore, but I try to prioritize and do the ones that matter first. My to do list is getting longer.
Happy gardening in Hawaii. Gardens are where people grow.