We all know that having the right tool for the job can make completing that job tremendously easier. Having the right tools organised in the right way can make your job even easier and that is what we are going to focus on today. In this article, we will cover three important tips to ensure you’ve laid out your tool shed for optimal use of space and convenience. Let’s take a look:
1. Utilise Wall Space
When laying out your tool shed, one of the most important things to keep in mind is that you can not only organise your items to get the most use out of your interior dimensions, but you can also take advantage of your walls for additional, highly functional organising. Use pegboard to hang your hand tools in a place where they can be easily accessed. Construct flanks on hinges so that you can sort through sheets of tools just like you would a giant wooden book. By taking advantage of your wall space, you can store even more items and keep them out of the way when not in use.
2. Use Storage Containers
By using tote boxes and other similar items in your tool shed, not only can you store items which you may only use seasonally, but they can be stacked efficiently or, if you install runners in the beams of your ceiling, you can even store them overhead. Just like taking advantage of wall space (our tip #1), using your overhead space lets you get even more items effectively stored without taking up valuable floor space. Not only does this allow you to store more items, you have even more functioning space that you can use your tools in on the ground if the unused items are hung from walls and the ceiling.
3. Properly Label and Divide
Depending on what types of items you use your shop for, you may need to store many small items like screws, washers, nails, and other tiny pieces. Not only is it important for you to be able to store these items so they aren’t scattered about, it’s also important that you be able to distinguish one from another. To the naked eye it can be difficult to determine the length and width of various screws. Use items like an ESD box to not only store these pieces, but to properly label them, as well. By doing so, you can quickly find the pieces you need to effectively get the job done.
These are only three of a longer list of tips which can help you to keep your tool shed as high functioning as possible. While there are many other things which can help you get the most out of this space, taking these steps will help you to properly store and organise more tools and other items while still being able to make effective use of your tool shed. Best of luck organising yours!