Are you looking for ways to maximize the space inside of your garage? Do you wish to turn your garage into the ultimate man cave for your hobbies, carpentry, and hangout sessions? If so, then it all starts by properly organizing your tools.
Organizing your tools can offer you a plethora of benefits. It can streamline your productivity, save time on your projects, and also enhance the safety of your garage. For example, you won’t be reaching into a jumbled tool bag and cutting yourself on a utility knife.
See below for a guide with several storage tips you can use to organize and store your tools inside your garage.
1. Invest in Proper Storage
First things first, if you want to store your tools properly, you need to invest in the best storage options on the market. Doing so can help you ensure that every tool has its place.
First, take stock of every tool that you have. For those of you that are going to be investing in tools shortly, you might consider making a list. Typically, expert DIYers recommend that you have tools such as:
- Manual Screwdriver set
- Allen Wrench Set
- Utility Knife
- Claw Hammer
- Staple Gun
- Bolt Cutters
- Hand Saw
- Measuring Tape
- Pliers & more
As you can see, there are quite a few categories there. That’s why you’ll want to invest in high-quality storage, such as the Utli-MATE premium cabinet line that we offer.
You can choose from one of five impressive colors: ruby red metallic, midnight black metallic, graphite grey metallic, stardust silver metallic, or starfire white metallic.
Each of these storage options offers such benefits as:
- Wire Management System
- Industrial-Strength Shelves (1-inch thick)
- Soft Close European Hinges
- Full Extension Drawer Glides
- Locks for Each Unit
- Custom Shop-Style Radius Profile
- Adjustable Designer-Style Feet
- Lower Base Cabinets (with Wall Hanging Cleats)
2. Keep Hanging Around
Most homeowners find their garage to be a jumbled mess. After placing only a few items inside, they find themselves feeling claustrophobic.
The truth is that the garage is home to some of the most awkward-shaped tools that you own. Think of the common push mower as an example, the handle causes the mower to take up an inadequate amount of space.
Therefore, the goal is to minimize as many items from your garage floor as possible. While we’re on the subject, we highly suggest that you consider one of our garage floor coatings to give your man cave an attractive new look.
Back to the task at hand: considering hanging as many tools as you can. You can do this by placing wall strips, baskets, containers, and hooks onto your walls and hanging many different tools off of them.
You would be shocked how many tools can be hung from your wall. This could be things such as headphones, shovels, battery chargers, shop vacs, string trimmers, and the works.
By incorporating different ways to hang your tools on the walls, you will be able to maximize the space in your garage.
3. Create Work Zones
Perhaps you’re a man/woman of many talents. For example, you might enjoy things such as woodworking, fixing up cars, etc. As such, you likely have different tools to go along with it.
That’s why we recommend creating work zones with your tools. Decide which tools are most often used for what purpose, then categorize them and place them in the proper zone.
For example, you might create a yard work zone in which to place tools such as wheelbarrows, rakes, your mower, string trimmer, saws, shovels, gardening hose, and the like. That way, any time you’re doing some landscaping, all of the tools are in one spot.
Some tools will fall into multiple categories, such as wrenches and hammers. We recommend either keeping those zones close together or purchasing additional tools for each zone so that you don’t have to constantly look for them.
4. Go Over Your Head
We all have those items that we have limited use for. Those types of items are eating up space in your garage. You can organize your tools all you’d like, but those needless items are still going to be in the way.
That’s when you should consider overhead storage. You can implement racks and mount them to your ceiling as a way to store those unnecessary items.
That way, whenever you need them again, you can simply grab your ladder and retrieve them. Until that time, they’ll be out of your way!
5. Store in Clear Mason Jars
Of course, there’s still one last important piece of tools that we haven’t covered yet: the nuts and bolts. As essential as they are, screws, nuts, and bolts can be a pest to keep track of.
We recommend using clear mason jars that you can hang on the wall just above your workbench. That way, you can always visibly see the spare screws that you have and retrieve them while you work.
Too many people either throw them into a container with other types of nuts and bolts or even throw them away to save themselves the hassle. Be more efficient by using clear jars as your guide.
Store Your Tools Properly in Your Man Cave With These Tips
Now that you have seen several helpful storage tips for your man cave, it’s time to put those tools where they belong!
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