5 Best Ways To Organize Your Types of Tools And Keep Them Handy

Written By Alla Levin
February 13, 2020
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5 Best Ways To Organize Your Types of Tools And Keep Them Handy

A good workman is one who has his tools helpful. He stores his tools methodically so that he can find them in times of need. Equally importantly, he cleans them up regularly so that there is no scope of error.

If you are a budding electrician, mechanic or plumber, please read this article on a few simple yet genius tips for storing your tools. Following up on this advice can help you become successful in your trade.

For gardenersTypes of Tools

If you are a gardener, you would need garden tools and equipment like rakes, shovels, and other long-handled tools. These require a huge space for storage, but we have a simple trick for you. You can build a tremendous but compact garden tool rack quickly. This rack can hold 14 different types of tools like sled-hammers, shovels, rakes, digging spades, trowels, etc.

Eyeglass wear storage

A lot many times, you would need small moving parts like screws, nuts, etc. If you just tossed these items in your toolbox, you won’t find them quickly next time. Here’s a smart yet straightforward tip for storing all your screws and nuts. You would be having a couple of discarded eye-wear cases, so why not store these small objects into those.

Next time when you are working on a project, carry your case with you in your pocket and drop all those nuts into it. Zip this case up and keep it inside your regular tool drawer. The reason why we came up with this storage idea is that there are more than 20 types of nuts and arranging them is a great idea.

For air toolsFor air tools

If you are mostly working with air tools, here is a great idea for storing them. No, you don’t need a fancy box here but a 2-1/2 gallon bucket. This vessel can be stored right next to your air compressor.

If you have different types of air tools, then here is a smart way of arranging them. Get a ½ inch thick plyboard and wedge it inside the bucket. This would create two separate areas inside the bucket.

Use one of those to store the smaller parts while the other one can be for the more essential tools. Pin this bucket to the wall next to your air compressor by hammering big nails to the wall. So, the next time when you are doing something on the compressor, use this smart storage option.

By the way, there are several other smart storage options available. To get the hang of them, click here.

PVC hangers

Another simple way of storing your great tools is to use your unused PVC pipes. Saw off sections of PVC pipes, and nail them to the walls. You need to imagine a hangar while fixing these pieces to the wall. Arrange these sections in a way that they resemble shelves. Once you are done, place your great tools, rods, bars, etc., and create smart storage.

Tool carton

Some of the storage ideas above are for heavy and prolonged tools. For your portable devices, you can build a small tote out of pine or any locally available wood material. If you are a parent, there would be lots of pencil boxes around. Get one of them to store your more commonly used tools. Finally, there are some helpful tips on tool storage.

  1. Follow the advice of your manufacturer.
  2. Always clean your tools before and after using them.
  3. If there are special instructions for storing your tools, please follow them. By doing this, you are only extending their lives.

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