When I organize any area of my home, I take my handy-dandy organizing toolbox with me, so I don’t have to run around the house to find specific items. This toolkit saves me time and keeps me focused on the organizing project.
“More distractions than necessary will curtail completion of any organizing project.” ~Sabrina M. Quairoli
So, for today’s D.I.Y. Organizing Sunday, I am going to share with you how to create your organizing toolbox to reduce the distractions when organizing an area. Here we go.
First, I pulled all of these items. It helps to carry around things like cutters, screwdrivers, rulers. This kit not only helps with organizing but also helps with your weekly fix it list. Here is a list of the items I included and how I use them.
Packing Tape – To use to assemble Cardboard boxes for shipping or donating items.
Pliers – To use for helping pull nails out of items and unscrew stubborn bolts.
Flashlight – To use for working/looking in darker spaces.
Small and Medium Screwdrivers – Phillips and regular to help with tightening up screws and taking items apart.
Hammer – To help hang items.
Level – To help level shelves when I am installing them.
T-square – To make sure items are square with I assemble them. (used infrequently)
Stud finder – This is great to help with hanging shelves.
Scissors and utility knives – To help cut packages open.
Hole puncher – To help hang signs if needed.
Sorting bin box – Holds all my bits for my drill (not showing) and my screws and anchors for drywall.
Tape Measure – I use it for measuring spaces before I buy a new piece of furniture or rearrange existing furniture in a room.
Now, you know organizing can get dirty, really dirty! So, I have a lot of these plastic disposable gloves in my organizing toolbox.
Now, you can’t forget the labels when it comes to organizing. Here are the other items I use when labeling.
Different size labels – I have various size labels for quick labeling after I organize.
Label maker and different size cartridges for my label maker – I have mixed size cartridges from 9 mm to 24 mm.
Pens and fine, medium, and large markers (not shown in image) – I use the pens and different size markers labeling when I don’t want to use the label maker.
And of course, the packing tape again. I usually write-up on a piece of paper what task needs to be done with a particular item and hang the sign to remind me what to do. This tip is great for donating larger items or bags of stuff.
I also have different types of twisty tie sets. Anything to tie back cables, wires, so that the results look organized is what I use. Here are just some of the items.
And, we can’t forget, the moving furniture pads. I love these things. They do help me move furniture around. Here is a different type of “moving furniture pads” for carpeted surfaces from Amazon.
And, here is my bag. It has a wire frame, but I placed a mini toolbox in it that has lots of compartments. It fits perfectly. It looks like a mess, but everything is in its place, and I can find it easily. Tip: Pick a toolbox that has lots of compartments to help you stay organized.
Here is the complete “Create Your Own Organizing Tool Box list. I even included space for you to customize your toolbox. Enjoy and feel free to share.
One more tip: If you are like me and you organize every season or so, keep some proper bins in a basement closet to repurpose when working on other organizing projects. Check your unused organizing supplies before buying new for another organizing area. It will save you tons of money.
That’s it! I hope this helps you get your organizing toolbox in order and reduce distractions when organizing. Please leave a comment below or answer the question: Do you have an organizing toolkit? What do you put in it?
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