Never underestimate the bond between a man and his tools. You might be a one-man army when it comes to fix-it-up solutions, but that doesn’t mean that you know everything.
You’d be surprised at how many individuals have an impressive array of tools but have no sense of how to store or transport their beloved goods. A disorganized worker is inefficient no matter how hard they work, so it’s worth taking the time to get a system going. Trust us, your brain will thank you later.
It doesn’t have to be expensive either. There are a number of homemade tool storage solutions you can put together with just a little time and effort. Read on, and we’ll walk you through a few of our favorites below.
1. Buy and Label Some Plastic Toolboxes
A common mistake that even some experienced tool-lovers make is holding on to the factory boxes and cases that their tools come in. These cases have some utility, of course, and they aren’t totally worthless.
But the second you start adding accessories to your tools, all of the sudden there’s no room. These cases also come in all kinds of different shapes, sizes, and materials, making it hard to store them together in an organized fashion.
That’s why getting some all-purpose plastic tool cases might be the perfect solution. These boxes are spacey, stack perfectly, and are durable as hell.
Get a few pieces of paper and label them loudly and clearly on the outside. You’ll be able to grab everything you need without a second’s thought. And when you’re done, they’ll stack back up neat and organized in any available corner of your garage or truck.
2. Utilize Parachute Bags
The kind of work you do involves a lot of little odds and ends. Keeping track of all the different kinds of screws, bolts, and other small items can get irritating.
The best transport and storage solution for these little pieces? A parachute bag.
These are extremely durable, easy to transport bags that provide separate pockets for as many different pieces as you have in front of you. There’s nothing fancy about these bags, but they are intelligently designed.
They can save you a lot of time and effort when it comes to grabbing and storing your different bolts and other odds and ends.
3. Upgrade a Wheelbarrow
You probably spend a lot of time moving heavy materials around your job site. A wheelbarrow is a great way to move everything from bricks to a heavy duty caster, but sometimes there isn’t enough space for what you need to move.
A quick and creative solution? Build a larger wooden box on top of a wheelbarrow. Keep it fastened to the wheelbarrow itself and then use the flat surface to transport your tools and whatever else you need to move.
It allows quick and easy transportation for everything you need. You can move efficiently around your job site and beyond.
Homemade Tool Storage Solutions
You can’t work hard if you don’t work smart. The above homemade tool storage solutions can help to improve efficiency and allow you to do the work you need to do with little hassle.