Home Workshop Organization Made Easy

by C.J. McAllister

Most do-it-yourselfers and seasoned handymen (and women) dream of having their own workshop at home. Unfortunately, a number of reasons could prevent you from making that dream a reality, including a lack of space, lack of know-how and a lack of time.

These things shouldn’t prevent you from creating the home workshop of your dreams, though. Planning ahead by having a solid organizational system will allow you to gradually expand your workshop as time and finances allow. With these tools by your side, organization can be simpler and easier than you probably ever imagined.

DuraBoard-mobile-tool-storage-cartDuraBoard 36” Industrial Mobile Tool Storage Cart

Tool storage carts like this one include many different loose hooks you can use to hang your other tools when they’re not being used. Hand tools like pliers, screwdrivers and hammers can all be hung on the cart’s board, so they’re ready at a moment’s notice. Of course, you can get this type of cart in another size or style to fit your particular needs.

Craftsman-20-drawer-tool-chestCraftsman 42-Inch 20-Drawer Vintage Tool Storage Combo

Screws, nuts and bolts can be extremely easy to misplace, making your workshop both unproductive and dangerous. Stepping on a rusty old screw is the last thing you want to happen to you – or worse, your child. You also want to avoid the possibility of a toddler finding a shiny nut or bolt and accidentally choking on it.

Fortunately, a tool box like this one can keep all your nuts and bolts, and everything else, secure and organized. This tool box is also portable, so you can bring it with you to your project, even if it’s outdoors. You can even choose a color and style that suits you.

35-gallon-trash-can-with-wheels35 Gallon Trash Can with Wheels

In some cases, a workshop can become unorganized because items that need to be thrown out remain strewn about while you’re in the middle of a project. A good workshop garbage can might not seem all that important, but you’ll be glad you have one when scraps of wood and other trash starts to pile up. Any trash bin will work in a pinch, but many aren’t up to the task of handling the type of garbage created by most home improvement projects. A heavy-duty, easily portable option like this one just may be the most useful addition to your home workshop.


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  1. I have been thinking about sprucing up our garage this spring/summer. I like the look of the DuraBoard 36” Industrial Mobile Tool Storage Cart, will have to do some research but definitely something to consider for our garage!