ORGANIZE YOU'RE TOOLS CONT.....
Toss out the broken tools, sell the good ones on eBay, get a tax break by donating to a local charitable organization, have a yard sale for men or help a favorite college grad begin their first tool box. Only keep the tools you are sure to use in the future.
Step 2: Make a Plan.
Using your list of locations from step 1, think about how and where you use your tools. You may decide to centralize your tools in the garage or basement. Begin sorting your tool collection into groups according to their desired location. This will help you to determine the storage space requirements for each area.
Step 3: Choose your Tool Storage System.
The internet is a great tool for finding the latest tool storage solutions. Portable tool boxes are great for on-the-go types to keep in their car or truck. Behind-the-wheel tool boxes for pickup trucks are a great way to take advantage of unused truck bed space. If you have a ton of small parts, you may consider some plastic storage cabinets with sliding drawers. Pegboards work nicely in the garage or basement work space to keep tools handy and off the counter tops. Maybe you need some new shelving to store larger-sized tools.
Step 4: Implement your new Tool Storage System.
If you've ordered a new tool box or some other item, then when it arrives begin to place your tools in order. Once you've got everything in its place, remember to always take the extra time to put items away when they are done being used. If you've added a pegboard, consider drawing an outline around each tool as it hangs on the pegboard to make it easier to know where to return the tool.
Get motivated AND YOU'LL be glad you did.
Once youíre organized, maybe youíll even have space to buy some new tools!