If you have a garden of your own then you know how important tool maintenance is in the long run. If you don’t store your instruments and take care of them the right way they can get rusty or you can simply lose them and spend hours trying to find what you’re looking for. Organizing Your Garage can be a HUGE overtaking! Our garage problem is all the toys, bicycles, skateboards and scooters! Make sure you organize and clean out your garage while the kids are gone or else they will keep dragging their stuff back out of the “unwanted” pile!
In order to keep a well-organized work space read through the following useful tips on how to keep everything neatly in its own place:
Weed out the junk
There are plenty of useless objects we may end up keeping in our shed and that doesn’t really mean always tools, but junk like packaging and other useless trash sometimes. The best way to go about this is to pull out every item you have and to look through them carefully. Cast away the broken pieces or anything you don’t think can be repaired. Don’t think about and just do it instead since having second thoughts is pointless with broken tools.
Sort them out
Put the tools and items you intend to keep on the ground and separate them by function, laying gardening tools on one pile and the other tools like hammers, screwdrivers and so on in another. Keep the lawn mowing equipment separate from the hand tools so you can organize them better.
Choose the most commonly used tools
Consider which of those you use more often than others and separate them so you can place them somewhere within easy reach. This is important since you’ll probably need to bury some tools underneath others if the space you have is limited. Regardless its always a good idea to keep what you need on hand and ready.
Utilize unused space
Make sure you have enough shelves to place all your tools at and keep in mind the more of those you have the easier a time you’ll have in keeping everything in plain view. Make sure your shelves are strong enough to support enough weight too. An easy way to keep garden tools steady and in place is to put them in different corners and to nail a rope to the wall at about waist level to keep them from falling.
Use containers for small items
Plastic containers are a great way to keep these tiny screws, nuts, bolts and whatever else you have in your shed well-organized and separated. Make sure you label every box so you can find what you need at a moment’s notice. Most retail stores offer totes in many different sizes which may suit your needs.
Work around the big items
If you have a lawnmower make sure you put it inside the shed before you start moving the tools in. You’ll want unobstructed access while the big stuff remains inside so doing that beforehand can help you figure out ways to get around the place without having to move them out every time you need a tool.