A man’s tool box is one of his prized possessions, and while the contents of every man’s tool box will vary according to his skill set and interest, the box should always be organized for convenient usage. In this blog post, we introduce four basic steps sure to help any tool box owner organize their treasure chests in a way they will surely be proud of.
The four steps to organize your toolbox are:
- Know your tools. Create a pile of tools that are essential and commonly used, and a separate pile for rarely used or unique tools. If you feel as though your inventory is too large, consider donating the rarely used or duplicate tools to others in need. (If you really want to go the extra mile you can take an inventory of your tool collection by either writing down each tool and quantity, or by taking photos for a digital or printable reference chart. After you have created a visual inventory of your tools, you can tag your tools with colored Duct Tape according to their usage level: Green (always use) – Yellow (sometimes use) – Red (rarely use).
- Organize the tools. Depending on the size of your tool box, there will be various compartments, shelves or drawers to aid proper organization. Use these compartments to your advantage. Always place the tools you use on a frequent basis into top compartments or shelves for easy access. Once you have organized the tools according to the level of usage, organize according to tool type, function and size.
- Take care of the tools. We suggest placing a sturdy piece of cardboard on the bottom of the interior of a tool box to catch any excess moisture that may remain on tools after a project. Clean and dry each tool after use to ensure that the tools do not rust and keep extra scrap cloth in or around your toolbox for quick cleaning.
- Find extra space to organize extra tools. We love the idea of organizing equipment both in and outside of the tool box. If you have various large pieces of equipment that don’t fit into a box; consider using other garage space, like walls and cabinets paired with hooks, shelves or containers to organize a tools that may need a space all their own.
Bear in mind that these steps are the basics for creating a well-organized toolbox. Be sure to get creative, use your space to the fullest, and don’t be afraid to try new ideas. Good luck and let us know in the comments below if you have any suggestions to add!
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