It’s essential to organise your tools and keep them safe. Power tools are expensive, and they require a little maintenance from time to time. You need to keep the workshop tidy and organised so you can find everything easily. You can avoid tripping over rogue wires and expand the lifespan of your power tools. Win, win!

Here are a few ways you can organise and store tools in your workshop.

Go through your current collection

Before you think about organisation, you need to go through your collection and see what you have. Look at the condition of your tools and identify any gaps in your collection. You may need to invest in a few more key pieces or streamline your current collection. It’s surprising how quickly you can collect different pieces.

Create zones for different tools

Separate your tools into different categories, such as hand tools, power tools and so on. You can create zones for each category in your workshop. Your power tools will be heavier and larger than your small hand tools. Think about the size, weight and shape of each tool when storing it.

Build tool cabinet on a pegboard

Use a pegboard to create a bespoke storage system or get a readymade one from ashley. You can make the most out of your vertical space and create specific spots for each tool. It is much easier to keep everything organized when you know exactly where it needs to go.

Hang tools off wall strips

Invest in a few wall strips and anchor strips to hang your tools off the wall. Try to store your most-used hand tools on the wall strips, and display them opposite your workbench. You can easily grab the tools when you are working without needing to get up.

Under the workbench

Keep your workspace clear by storing tools under your bench. You could have hidden toolboxes and drawers underneath the bench. A workbench with storage is a great solution for those with less space to play with. You don’t need to search around the workshop for your favourite tool when it’s all stored in one place. Easy!

Get a tool box

If you are constantly on the go, invest in a Milwaukee toolbag to keep your tools safe and secure. You can transport your tools easily and protect them throughout the journey. You could also use the toolbox in your workshop to keep everything organised.

Mason jars for smaller items

Nuts, screws with no heads, and bolts have a habit of seeping into every drawer and toolbox. Keep your nuts and bolts organised in designated mason jars on a shelf in the workshop.

Battery recharging station

Every tool has a different battery and charger. Keep all of your charging equipment in one drawer, so you don’t lose them.

Organise your workshop now so you can start working more efficiently.

Jackson Martin

Jackson Martin, holding a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas, has been a prominent figure in the home improvement sector for over 18 years. He joined our team in 2020, sharing his expertise in renovation techniques, sustainable building practices, and DIY projects. Jackson's previous experience includes working in residential construction management and as a home renovation consultant. He is an advocate for energy-efficient homes and enjoys participating in local marathon events.

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