There’s a growing culture of people making do-it-yourself things. From the hype of IKEA’s concept where people can arrange their own furniture, to making your own items such as wooden clocks and pottery. There’s a certain pride when one is able to craft items, and with that creativity comes… clutter.
In order to help you make the best tools organizing system, here are some tips below:
– Have categories for your tools. Have a system. This would mean that your tools are easy to locate and use when you need them. It’s also crucial to protect your tools. Metal tools can get rusty over time, and also break other more delicate tools.
– If you have string-like tools (cables, rope, measuring tape, etc.), it’s a good idea to keep them in a roll so they don’t tangle. You can always use rubber bands to tie it together so it’ll stay in a neat coil.
– Consider the weight of your tools. Keep heavy objects such as items made from metal or heavy wood away from things like corrugated cardboard or plastic.
– When dealing with smaller items such as nails or nuts in small, organized containers. You may opt for a nice toolbox that has smaller components with lids in it to prevent smaller items from getting mixed up.
– It’s a good idea to have a separate tool bag with staple tools you use, just in case you need to bring them somewhere. Some brands may also offer tool sets that already come inside their own packaging/case.
– For tools with sharp edges such as screwdrivers or handsaws, it’s better to store them in containers where you can fully see the items and also have all the handles facing one direction so you don’t get yourself injured when reaching in to grab items.
– If you have heavy tools such as large hammers or drills that you have to move around, consider getting a utility cart. It provides efficiency because it doubles as a storage area while also helping you move tools around.
– Keep in mind the materials of items. Some items may be fine kept in a standard steel toolbox, but others might require more specific containers such as ESD boxes.
The most important thing is to keep yourself safe while handling these tools and create a system that’s best for you. Good luck, and keep crafting!