Organizing Tips For Your Workshop or Garage
Organize Tools With Fishing Tackle Boxes
Fishing tackle boxes work great for keeping small power tools
and their accessories and bits organized. Whenever I see fishing tackle box at a
garage sale or rummage sale I grab it. You can uses stencils and spray paint to
label the outside of the box.
Store your sandpaper in a three ring binder. Just uses some
pocket folders to keep the sandpaper organized by different grits in the binder.
Label the binding of the three ring binder "Sandpaper" so that it's easy to see
when sitting on shelf.
Storing Items In Baby Food Jars
Baby food jars are great for storing small nails, screws and
other items so that they are easy to see. You can put the jars in a old spice
race to keep them together. You can also attach the metal lids to the underside
of a shelf, the jars can then hang from the shelf and be seen easily.
Avoiding Workbench Clutter
Keep a garbage can right by your workbench to keep debris from
cluttering up your work area. If you have more than one work area put a trash
can next to each. Try to find convenient place to store items like safety
goggles so that they are near where you used them the most, hanging them on the
gall by your table saw for example. Keep a small hand broom near your work bench
to sweep debris into a garbage can.
Twist Ties and Rubber Bands
Twist ties work well for wrapping up power tool cords and
keeping wires together. Rubber bands also have a variety of uses and are good to
keep handy. Take an old bike inner tube and cut it into rings to make some heavy
duty rubber bands.
If you enough wall space, hang shovels and other garden tools
upside down on your walls. For smaller tools you can get a peg board that you
can mount on your wall and fit with a variety of pegs and hooks and store tools
that you need to have handy.
Storing Paint Cans
Before storing paint, put some paint on the top and side of the
can so you can easily see what color it is. If the can is almost empty, transfer
it to a smaller container since paint cans take up a lot of shelf space. If you
may want to try to recreate the color in the future, write the color information
on a piece of paper and tape it to the side of the paint can.
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