Tool organization is essential. Whether you are a professional contractor or just enjoy DIY projects around the house, you are bound to have many tools in your arsenal. With so many important and sometimes dangerous power tools in your workspace, it is important to keep everything organized so no tool gets lost or broken. It can be easy to let your workspace get out of order, and when your space becomes disorganized, it can make it more challenging to work. You may be confined to the physical size of your workshop (or garage), but it just takes some clever organization to keep all your tools in the right place and frees up space for you to work. Here are some quick tips to keep your workspace clean and organized.
Clean Your Space First
The easiest way to organize a space is to start with a clean slate. Before you start reorganizing, take 20 minutes to walk through your workshop and clean up anything you do not need. Empty trash, clean up any mess from earlier projects; if you have old pieces of wood or hardware you know won’t be used, throw them away. If you need to dispose of hazardous waste, set it aside to take to a recycling center later. Set aside any tools you do not use to either sell or donate to charity.
Keep Small Parts Together
Small plastic bins are great for keeping things like screws, drill bits, and nails from getting lost.
Organize small tools in toolboxes and place those that you frequently use in an accessible area. Label all the boxes and other storage units to find a tool when you need it easily.
Organize Areas in Your Workshop
The best way to keep your space organized is to have a place for everything and make sure everything stays in its place. A rolling cart is a great way to store a compressor and organize other pneumatic tools. It will be easy to store in your garage, and you can easily roll it around to bring it anywhere in your workshop. You can also build a pegboard to hang your tools on the wall to free up counter space. Create a layout and draw the design onto the pegboard. Next, install the hooks at the top of the tool shapes you’ve drawn. Then you will be able to hang your tools safely. For the best tool organizing options, check out Festool’s Systainer line here. Your tools, accessories, and consumables are optimally protected, clearly stored, and easy to transport in the Systainer 3 and all other Systainer products.
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