We’re always encouraging our fans to keep busy, whether they’re out on the job, out in the garage doing some DIY, or just outdoors! But once you’ve finished for the day, we’re pretty sure the tools are looking less than organised. And once that happens, it’s impossible to find your trusty cordless drill or spanner when you need it!
To help you out in all things organisational, here’s our roundup of some of the handiest tool storage solutions we’ve seen!
1. Magnetic Tool Hanger
This is a great way to store smaller, lightweight tools and equipment, and is an efficient use of space – you can hang tools on the wall, or underneath shelves/cabinets. Here’s a step-by-step guide to installing one in your own garage. You can also purchase magnetic strips to attach to the wall, for holding drill bits and similar sized items.
Plastic containers of different sizes can be arranged on a shelf or rack to hold those smaller materials that can so easily roll around and get lost, never to be seen again. Murphy’s law – this will happen just when you need whatever item has gone missing! Make sure to label the containers for easy reference.
3. Pallet Storage
Pallets are excellent for repurposing into tool storage, particularly for larger garden equipment such as rakes, spades and brooms.
4. Hanging Tools
Floor space is usually quite limited in a garage or workspace, while wall space is usually left under-utilised. Rectify this by adding hooks, handles or pegs to the wall, on which you can then hang some of your equipment.
5. Ceiling storage
Do you have items that need to be packed away, or only get used once a year? Then consider making use of the ceiling – yes, you heard us correctly. Family Handyman has a simple guide for installing ceiling storage with large plastic containers.
6. Under shelf jars
Another way to store screws, nails and other small items is to keep them in plastic jars, which are then mounted underneath your shelves. Quick and easy!
Do you have any useful tool storage ideas for us? How do you keep your garage or shed organised? Let us know in the comments below.