How does your tools look right now? Are they organized the way that is best use of your time when you need them? Or, do you spend a lot of time looking for a particular thing and never getting around to doing the initial task? If you like to do home projects or just love crafts and use your tools often, this area will work better if it is organized. Today, I am sharing my favorite products for organizing tools. I hope they help you like they helped me and my husband.
Essential organizing tool speed up your next repair project
Use fabric tool bags to hold your tools. Here is an example of bag for tools from Amazon. (affiliate)
I found that have a zipper bag was so much easier so I didn’t have to worry about things falling out of them when I transport it throughout my house. It also helped when I would need to take it to a clients or friends house. I also like the bags that have many inside pockets so everything doesn’t fall to the bottom of the bag. Use clear shoe boxes to hold small. Using shoe boxes in different sizes works great to keep cables, glues, and other things tidy in your tool area. (affiliate)
I use bins with lids all the time.especially in this space. They stack well too. I like using them for tape, cables, etc… anything that fits nicely together and I don’t have to dig too much to get to a particular item.
Add a table that is waist height do tasks while standing. This item below was found on Amazon.com. (affiliate)
We used an additional desk in our tool closet and it really helped because we had a surface to work on in the space. Store underneath the desk worked ideal for larger tools like a chop saw or cans of paint.
Pegboards are nice tools to organize your tools. Grouping the same type of instruments together on the pegboard works great. (affiliate)
I never used a peg board because my space was too small for one. But, I would definitely recommend one if you do a lot of crafting or repair items.
Paint buckets with pocket liners are an easy to store your tools. We use them for different tasks, like painting, electrical, plumbing, etc… Here are examples from Amazon.com (affiliate):
I found that buckets are perfect for our painting, electrical and plumbing supplies. We have used them for years. For our house painting bucket, we used the organizer over the bucket and it allows us to organize all the small stuff quickly.
Use pull out drawers for screws like this one here from Amazon.com. Labeling the drawers with the size of the screw helps you remember the different sizes you are storing.
Now, for the screws, nails, and other small items, we used something similar to this handy drawer set. It helps us organize any nails / screws / bolts we use often and helps us be able to reach them quickly. While we do not label our drawers, you could if you wanted it to be clearer to others.
If you want to see our tool closet, feel free to click here for even more organizing tips.
Exciting news! I was asked to curate a DIY Tool Organizing board on my hometalk page. It will be shared on social media and newsletter. Click on the image below or here hometalk.com to check it out. I hope it helps you get motivated to get your tools organized.
Well, there you have it! Making your tools organized will, of course, help you complete projects quicker. But, it also helps when you need a particular tool to quickly repair areas of your home. It will keep your tools protected and free from damage. As well as, keep you safe from injury if a tool is not properly stored. I prefer keeping the instruments in a locked closet with shelves to display everything neatly and away from small kids. I hope you enjoyed this post. Please feel free to leave a comment below.