We have a pretty well-organized tool closet. It holds all of our tools, a desk for assembly, floor standing shelves to hold our paint cans and heavier supplies, however, the one thing we are lacking is the floor space to move around. The door is only 24 inches wide and if there are hooks on the wall near the door, we have to walk sideways into the tool closet, like a crab, really, like a crab to make sure we do not scratch ourselves on the wall. Annoying! This is how we improved our tool closet organization.
Easy DIY Tool Closet Organization
So, we decided to mount shelving on the wall in the closet. They were shelving we had from a pantry we had years before. It’s a little hard to see, but we attached wire shelves to the mounted wire shelves to add more storage space. We made sure the tracks were on studs as well.
We labeled the cable pull out bins and tools bags. For the dark bags, we used a silver permanent marker so we could see the label.
We put the least used tools and their corresponding bags farther up the wall.
And, we put the tool bags that we use most often at eye level. Our drill and screw bits and other supplies are in the bag, however, we do not store the screws in the bag. Those screws and nails were stored on the desk in the below image.
Now, we can actually fit a chair in the tool closet! Wonderful, right!
By making this change, we are able to move around in the room now and we have a surface to work too. Brilliant! AND, we don’t have to walk like a crab. =) How do you organize your tool space? Please leave a message below.