Simple Tips To Keep Your Workshop Organized
- Keep Them Where You Can Find Them: Get a Tool Organizer
- Keep Things Efficient: Store Things in the Order You’ll Need Them
- DIY Idea: Organize Cables Within Empty Toilet Paper Rolls
- Buy Containers: Keep Track of Small Parts
- Don’t Make a Mess: Clean Up After Yourself Daily
- Summing It Up: Utilize Wall Space
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Messy people tend to be more creative, latecomers are usually the smarter ones and staying up all night is a sign of intelligence. We hate to burst your bubble, but there has to be a limitation to these sayings we’ve come across on social media at some point. We think they were probably written by somebody who was smart, confident, and very lazy!
Jokes aside, it’s a well-known fact that staying organized does help at times. Especially if you waste time finding your essentials in a messy setting. We suggest incorporating the following tips into your routine if you’re trying to keep your workspace organized.
Keep Them Where You Can Find Them: Get a Tool Organizer
Depending on the size of your workshop, the first thing we want to emphasize is the importance of a tool organizer. Depending on your needs, you can either buy a tool organizing case, drawer table, or a wall-mount hanger. It’ll be an excellent way to house all your hammers, wrenches, drill machines, and saws.
And before you forget, make sure to always put back your tools after using them, right back to where you got them from.
Keep Things Efficient: Store Things in the Order You’ll Need Them
Most of the time, we’re tested with limited space where we have to stack boxes on top of each other. Now you can either whine about it and get frustrated or you could make do with whatever you’ve got. We suggest countering this problem by stacking things in the order you’re going to need them. This will minimize the frustration and make it easy for you to grab things when you’re in a rush.
Secondly, make sure to always repack your drill machines, angle grinders, and sanders back in their boxes and into the designated places.
DIY Idea: Organize Cables Within Empty Toilet Paper Rolls
Generator cables, extensions and that manual light holder you wired for extra light — they’re all going to contribute to the mess until you designate a proper storage place for them. We suggest buying a cardboard box and making sections inside it to store all your wires, extensions and extra power cables. You can also collect empty toilet paper rolls and use them to hold your cables inside a larger box. They’re narrow enough to force your cable to maintain shape and will save you from the hassle of tying the cables every time.
Buy Containers: Keep Track of Small Parts
Get a couple of cup-like containers or a box with multiple cubicle sections. Use them to store all your nails, screws, fasteners, nuts, bolts and more! Make sure there is a dedicated section for each accessory so they’re easily accessible when you’re multitasking.
Don’t Make a Mess: Clean Up After Yourself Daily
Carving and shaving wood can make a crazy mess! You must clean after yourself and put all your heavy machinery back in its place daily. Even if you can’t pack it, you must place the tables or sheets against a wall so they’re not in the way. Also, make sure you have a plan to dispose of your daily wood litter.
Summing It Up: Utilize Wall Space
Lastly, another very cool way to have a sense of discipline and more ground space is to install hanging shelves. Instead of keeping your things on the floor, tables and counters, you can install wall cabinets and shelves. It’ll spare the ground space for work.
Before we go, we also want to suggest that you avoid painting your walls dark and install bright lights in the workshop. White walls, in particular, make the space seem wider and more open than it actually is.