I have the amazing opportunity to share organizing around our home with a fabulous group of ten other bloggers during a get organized blog tour. For me to even think about organizing I need to find my tools!
So the tool box would need to be first. Get Organized Tool Box
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Then I’ll be able to find the hammer as I’m hanging shelves to organize another area.
Oh, and there is a free download printable with a list of tools I like to keep inside the house below. Here’s my tool box, with the black top tray removed. This is the inside tool box and the only place I plan on keeping tools in the house.
I’m not a fan of plastic, but metal tool boxes are too heavy when filled. Almost too heavy when empty!
I would love to use some vintage wood tool box but again too heavy and hard to organize.
I’m using this black tool box with wheels. The bottom holds a drill, an extension cord and hand clamps. So, this post is about the tools for the top.
Why are tool boxes or bags so dark inside? My hammer disappears into the black hole, so…. to help I used some rubber shelf liner to not only keep the tools in place but gives a lighter background to find things. In the tray, I cut out a square for the handle. I used a spray mount glue to hold the shelf liner in place and form into the tray. A light coating will hold it, but I’ll be able to remove it next year, when I’m organizing my tools again.
Just being realistic. 🙂
I painted a plus and minus on the end of the screwdrivers to easily tell the flathead from the fluted “Phillips” head. Here’s the top tray filled.
Someday I hope to update to this toolbox. Same type just better.
Some of my own musings on tools and toolboxes.
- Toolboxes should be light in weight so you can pick them up.
- They should be light inside so you can see the hammer.
- I tried once to draw the shape of the tool on light shelf paper, you know like on pegboards, but for me, this doesn’t work inside a toolbox. Tools need to be laid too close together and the drawing is a mess!
- I can’t use those toolboxes with the compartments on top for nails and screws. I forget to completely close the compartment and end up with a floor full of nails and screws.
Here are additional organization posts.
Take a moment and check out the other creative organizing ideas at the blogs below. We can do this organizing thing together!
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