Tool Storage & Organization2018-10-21T18:26:26+00:00

Tool Storage And Organization

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Whether you’re working with wood, stone, steel, or something else entirely, your tools are going to play a key role in how successfully you do it. They need to be taken care of, which means they should be kept organized and out of the elements. Choosing the right tool storage is the best way to do that, so we’re going to take a closer look at your options and which might be recommended depending on your needs.

Tool boxes

There is a range of portable tool boxes, from portable, lightweight plastic to highly durable steel. Good tool boxes feature trays that spread out when open, so you can efficiently organize your tools. Depending on your needs, you might want to find boxes with removable trays to make room for larger tools, too. Many tool boxes also have a corrosion inhibitor built in to further protect your tools, so it’s worth looking for that feature in particular.

Truck tool boxes

These boxes aren’t as portable, primarily to be transported by vehicle. There are steel boxes, which are heavier but stronger than aluminum, but aluminum is also rust-resistant. There are models that span the width of the truck bed and those that run along the length of it, so choose whichever offers the most storage or choose both.

Tool cabinets

If you have a lot of tools of different shapes and sizes, then few storage options are quite as effective as large-capacity steel tool cabinets. They’re not very portable, often coming as stationary or with wheels to help you move them from one side of the garage to the other. However, most tend to have a mix of shallow drawers to make room for handheld tools and deep drawers to host larger pieces of equipment. Many are lockable, too, meaning that you can ensure your most expensive equipment isn’t stolen or damaged.

Tool bags

For those constantly on the move or doing work in awkward spaces, like on the roof or in the cellar, this option offers the ability to take your tools with you wherever you go. Smaller toolboxes are also just as portable, but tool bags come with adjustable straps to help keep them comfortable for the wearer. Many tool bags come with open main compartments for larger equipment like power tools, as well as a series of pockets and zip compartments to store the smaller tools and keep them protected from the elements, as well.

Hooks and wall hangers

If you have the wall space in your garage or workshop, you can mount an attachment that has plenty of room for hooks and wall hangers, keeping your tools well within reach. They are easily expanded and keep your workstation from getting crowded.

Tool storage is essential for keeping your arsenal easy to find as well as protecting it from the elements. However, you should also bear in mind that your tools might need some additional maintenance, so ensure that you know how to take care of them. Hopefully, the suggestions above help you find the right tool storage option for your needs.