A tool cart can be an effective option for keeping your shed or garage organized, especially so if you frequently do handy work around your home. While throwing a bunch of tools into the cart is definitely a quick way to clean up after a project, it can also make it very difficult to find the specific tools you want when the time comes. In order for your tool cart to stay neat and look its best, you’ll want to set aside the time to organize it properly using the following tips.
Make Use of Drawers
The easiest way to keep everything from spare screw drivers to nuts and bolts organized is by utilizing the drawers on the cart. A lot of people throw their tools inside their tool carts without designating each drawer to a specific purpose. By deciding what drawer you want to be used for what, you can be confident that it’s easy to stay neat and that you’ll be able to find what you need in a rush.
Use Labels for Everything
Along with designating drawers for specific tools, you’ll want to invest in a label maker or make your own homemade labels for all the drawers and cabinets in the cart. With labels clearly marking what every space on the cart is for, it won’t be any trouble to find what you’re looking for and make it easier to return items to their proper spot.
Regularly Sort through Tools
Many people make the mistake of continuously buying new tools without getting rid of their old ones. This can quickly result in your cart becoming cluttered and difficult to sort through. Making a habit of emptying out your entire cart and deciding which tools to keep, sell, donate, and throw away, can help keep it neat and prevent you from rebuying unnecessary tools.
By keeping a cart neat in your garage or shed, you’ll be able to make any project around the house much easier due to the readily available tools you have available to you. Using the above tips to keep the cart organized can make all the difference in how easy it is to use, motivating you for your next project.