A garage is a building that is often used for storing a vehicle to prevent any possible damage, theft, and vandalism. Some of the earliest garages appeared in the United States during the first part of the 20th century, by the time when the automobile industry was on its early days of innovations.
For most of the time, a garage is used for cars but in some cases, it is being used for storage of bicycles, gardening tools, and sometimes is used for a workshop. Today, most of Americans had garage not just for storing cars but also as a man cave or a workshop.
The problem is that most of us are too lazy to organize our messy rooms and garages filled with toys, dust, and paperwork’s and the evidence around is overwhelming. Organizing our garage is not too difficult. Neither it is expensive as well.
Essential Tips for Organizing your Workshop
Nearly every American householder has experienced the frustration of searching over and over again while looking high and low for a particular hand tool needed to complete a home repair that you can’t find. Believe it or not, most people aren’t that just much organizes as you may think.
Small but crucial, hand tools too easily get lost. Slipping into cracks, holes, and crevices and tools drop behind the worktables, side of the cabinets, or disappear mysteriously when they don’t have their own distinctly identified home. That’s why organizing your life (not just your garage tools!) is a huge step in making your life easier (and in saving money on replacing those that seem to drift away).
An average American family owns about 2 to 3 toolkit, and every homeowner should have a basic toolkit: hammers, nails, screwdrivers, drills, and chisels to name a few. A toolbox is a box used for organizing, storage, and to protect the owner’s tools. Most of our toolboxes today are made up of plastic, steel or wood. Portable chests are the most common and the cheapest tool chests available today.
The affordable toolset is available on the internet. For the price of $100 range to over $175. Other more expensive tool chests cost about $500 to more than $1,000. These are large, single or stacked metal, plastic, or wooden cabinet with multiple doors that can accumulate vast amounts of loads, heavy tools, and other types of equipment.
Pegboards for Tool Storage.
A couple of decades earlier, home handymen had devised and developed a simple yet efficient device called Pegboard. Pegboard is a brand name used by the Masonite Corp during the early 60’s. It is pre-drilled tempered hardboard with an equal amount of holes and is often used for supporting peg hooks and storage for a wide variety of tools for workshops and factories. Pegboard is the most basic way of keeping, storing and organizing your tools.
Roofs, ceiling and utilizing wall can organize and save your space.
The ceiling is one of the best places to save and store things. You can almost easily create a sliding storage system that hangs from the ceilings and keeps the space for other stuff. Metal, wooden and plastic shelves can also be used for organizing your garage. Most of these are really cheap and mostly available on the internet.
Auto-cart & Workshop Trolley
Auto-carts is a utility cart that is used to carry tools, materials, equipment, or supplies. On the other hand, workshop trolley is a tool cabinet with wheels that is used for moving objects from Point A to Point B. Workshop trolleys can significantly increase your productivity by up to 30% to 50%! Trolleys are designed and configured from moving heavy and light objects, for tool storage and a mean of transportation.
Keep your tools in a dry less moisturize place
Have enough functional space where you can inspect and perform well beyond your capability.
Clean your tools after using it.
Just a piece of rugs, lubricating oil, soap, and water is usually enough. Just wash it with soap, wipe and clean the tools with a piece of rugs and let it dry for a while. It’s quite necessary for keeping your tools regularly clean and in perfect shape.
We apply lubricating oil to prevent rust and corrosion.
How to apply lubricating oil:
Clean the tools thoroughly with soap, water, and rags.
Apply and use lubricating oil
Sometimes it’s best if you wrapped and bundled the tool with rust preventive oil.
Cleaning and taking care of your tools is one of the best investments you can do. It’s easy and its common sense. Once your tools are properly managed, it can be used for many years and even serve you for decades. Applying oil to an iron or steel will significantly reduce the chance of it becoming rust. To ensure that your tools and equipment would remain in good condition, you have to store them properly. Read more about other tools in reviews.
The Proper Storage of Tools and Equipment:
– Reduces overall costs of your tools with proper maintenance.
– Minimizes the risk of danger, and it’s an essential factor in the safety of your health.
– Greatly improves the appearance of your workshop area.
Having easy access to all the tools can greatly improve productivity and ease the flow of materials.
As most of you can see, having a clean and well-organized place is as simple as it seems. It’s common sense, and you don’t need to become a rocket scientist to figure that out. It is more of a having a good and organize habit. As on the famous quote once said, “The Chains of Habits are to Light to be felt until they too Heavy to be broken.”
I hope that you find this article education, informative and yet entertaining.