How to Arrange Tools in Your Garage or Storage Unit

Before your your tools are sent back to the garage storage unit, ensure they are well cleaned. Let them dry completely before storing them. Consider smearing lubricant on your tool to boost protection against destruction. on this post you will learn how to arrange tools in your garage or storage unit

Failure to clean off your tools before storing them can cause everything around the tools to get dirty. Plus, leaving oil/grease/dirt on your tools can shorten their usable lives.

Hand Tools

Any tool that doesn’t require a battery or an outlet can be classified as a hand tool. These tools tend to vanish the easiest, so keeping them organized is of the utmost importance.

Most people don’t have that many hand tools  in this case, a toolbox will be enough. You’ll need a large toolbox if you have more tools to organize. Furthermore, ensure your toolbox has a concrete handle if you plan on carrying it around .

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If you won’t need to move your tools around much, drawers may work especially if you have a lot of tools. Pegboards are another great option for maximizing space while keeping your tools organized.

How to Arrange Tools in Your Garage or Storage Unit

Power Tools

Power tools are bigger and more difficult than hand tools, so you’ll get a larger storage selection to reimburse. If you only have a couple of power tools  maybe you just have a drill and a circular saw a toolbox will still work. The only thing is that it will have to be a larger toolbox.

Any more than a few, though, and you’ll want a more substantial storage solution namely, storage bins and boxes. Shoot for bins that seal, as these will provide more protection from damage from external sources.

Establish your category of power tools by the container. For instance, have different containers for saws, drills, sanders, etc. Label each container as well. Doing this will make finding the tools you need a lot easier?

Need more access to your tools? You can also hang some hooks on the wall if you don’t have enough space on your shelf or in your cabinet but still need to access the tools you’re hanging.

Seasonal Tools

What is considered “seasonal” will depend on your location. For example, lawnmowers are seasonal for those in northern states where snowfall is common, but they’re year-round tools for those in warmer climates. Some tools like snow blowers  are seasonal regardless of climate. There’re also tools like wheelbarrows, rakes, shears, and chainsaws.

Despite the size of many of the aforementioned items, they can all be hung up to minimize the space they take up. Tools such as rakes can be store in buckets as well.

As for smaller tools, such as gardening supplies, you can keep them in a small container.

Organizing Your Tools Is Easier Than You Think

Organizing your tools sounds like a pain, but it doesn’t have to take more than a couple of hours. When you’re finally done putting everything in its proper spot, you’ll get to reap the benefits of your labor by never losing another tool.

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