Do you have a workshop in your garage or shed? Maybe you love woodworking or repairing household items for your family. Keeping your workshop organized can help you enjoy your time there even more. Discover four easy ways to organize your workshop.
Label Your Containers
If you repair small appliances in your workshop, you’re likely to have a large collection of supplies and extra parts. Put your smaller items in plastic boxes and label each box so you know what’s in it even before opening it. For instance, if you have a large supply of Phillips- head and flat head screwdrivers, then separate them into different boxes. Storing your supplies in boxes and labeling them will make any project more efficient. You won’t have to waste time looking for the right tool!
Utilize a Toolbox
If you use your workshop to make repairs and/or build things, you may want to get a rolling toolbox. That way, you have the space you need for all of your items and you can move the box wherever it’s most convenient. Another advantage of having one or more Waterloo tool boxes is you can enjoy peace of mind about the security of your expensive tools.
Label Your Cabinets
A long, wooden counter is a popular item in any garage workshop. A counter gives you lots of space to spread out the materials of a project. You probably have some cabinets below or above that counter. Think about labeling them so you can keep similar supplies and tools together. Plus, if you invite friends over to work in your workshop, they will be able to find the supplies they need without asking you.
Put Your Cleaning Items in One Area
If your DIY projects involve drilling, cutting or sawing wood, you’re going to have some dust to clean up. So, why not put all of your cleaning items in one area? Your whisk broom, dustpan, extra rags and even your vacuum cleaner can all be stored together in a nearby corner. This makes sawdust clean up or any kind of cleaning an organized routine.
Finally, when your workshop is organized you’ll be more excited to get out there and start your next DIY project. A workshop can be a place to get away from the noise of the household and focus on a project.