Although they are essential for many tasks, tools present significant storage and organization problems in the garage. When your tools aren't well organized, you can't find what you need, thus leading to frustration and wasted time. Tools may also become lost or damaged when they aren't properly stored, which costs you money. Keep your tools off the floor and easy to access with these unique tool storage tips.
1. Store your drill bits with a magnetic strip.
Hanging a magnetic strip on the wall is one of the best way to keep all of your drill bits in one place without much effort. Simply adhere the strip to the wall and stick the bits to the strip in order of size. Not only will this make it easier to find the right one, but it will also keep them from getting lost in a drawer full of other small items. You can use this same strategy for storing other metal items, such as pliers.
2. Keep screwdrivers, wrenches and other light tools on wall hooks.
Mount a pegboard or similar structure capable of holding hooks and use it to store various lightweight tools. This storage solution keeps tools in plain sight where you can find them easily when you need them. This system is also versatile, allowing you to add or remove hooks as needed so that your storage space is maximized at all times.
3. Store larger items in built-in cabinets.
Install customized cabinet systems to store your larger items out of sight. Storing these items in cabinets not only keeps them safe and organized, but it also reduces the clutter in your garage to make it neater, cleaner and more aesthetically appealing. Built-in cabinets are available in a wide variety of colors and styles, so you can easily design a configuration that meets your needs.
4. Use drawer dividers or bins for nuts, bolts and other small items.
If you have cabinets with drawers in your garage, purchase a divider for your drawers and use it to organize small items, such as nuts, bolts, nails, screws and other small parts that you could lose easily. If you don't have access to drawers, use small bins or jars to store these items. Bins can be mounted on the wall to save space if necessary.
Looking for the right tool shouldn't be frustrating. Follow these tips, and you'll be able to find the things you need with ease.