If your favorite workspace is your garage, it could probably use a little bit of organizing before your next project. Before you simply toss all of your tools into a pile on a random table to be sorted later, consider implementing one or more of these simple tool organization ideas.
Plastic Bin Storage Towers
Regardless of the garage that you visit, you’ll likely see an impressive mountain of plastic storage bins piled up in a back corner. While storage bins are designed to stack neatly and securely, this does present a problem when you need to retrieve items from one of the bins on the bottom of the stack. To solve this problem, you build a plastic bin storage tower. Not only does this wooden tower provide individual cubby holes for each storage bin but you can attach hooks and nails to the side of it to hang other tools or items.
An Auto Parts & Tool Cabinet
Some people consider car repair and restoration a beloved hobby. If you are one of these people, you may have noticed that your garage is overflowing with an assortment of auto repair tools, spare car parts, and other auto items. It’ll be easier for you to engage in your auto hobby if all of your tools and items were stored in one place. Building yourself an auto parts & tool cabinet would allow you to store all of your auto-related garage items in one place and organize them to your preference. This cabinet comes with a fold-out table so if you buy used car parts, you can inspect them or tinker with them on the table.
The walls in your garage offer vast amounts of potential when it comes to organizational space. One way you can utilize your wall space is to install some heavy duty shelves that will allow you ample room to organize your tools as you please and provide easy retrieval of your tools when you need them.
Mount a Pegboard
Pegboards are amazingly versatile when it comes to organizing tools and other hardware items. There are many different accessories that you can purchase from hardware stores that allow you to hang virtually any type of tool or item on a pegboard. You can even dedicate half of the pegboard to hanging small baskets that can hold tiny items such as jars of nails, cord chargers, and more.
When you decide on an organizational method, do keep in mind that if you have children in your home, making these storage units as high off of the ground as possible would be the best way to keep your children safe and keep your tools out of their reach.