How to organise your tools

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How to organise your tools

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Having a tool kit is a great way to get yourself organised and out of trouble when it comes to doing maintenance around the home – you’ll always be able to find what you’re looking for! Store everything neatly using this great mobile tool chest.

Tools and materials:

Claw Hammer

Drill Bit Set

Ear plugs



Measuring Tape

Plier Set

Power Drill

Screwdriver Set

Spanner Set


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1. See what you’ve got

If you maintain your tools and store them properly you’re going to be so much more efficient when it comes to doing any work around the house. Before you start organising, take everything out and have a look at what you’ve got.

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2. Sort what you use most regularly

Give some thought to what you’re going to be using on a regular basis – this is likely to be two different kinds of screwdrivers, a hammer, utility knife, pencil or marker, set of pliers and a tape measure. These are best stored in the top of your tool chest for easy access. Heavier items like drills and drill bit sets are best stored in the bottom.

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3. Organise the top tray

Take the tray out of your chest and fill one half with the items you’ve earmarked you’ll use most often. The other half can be used to store your safety equipment like earmuffs, gloves and safety glasses. Use the smaller compartments to store nuts, bolts, screws and wall-mates.

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4. Sort the bottom part of your chest

This Stanley Mobile Tool Chest is quite deep, so it fits a lot of gear. Put your bulky items in first, then place your drills and driver batteries on top plus any extra tools you have and your staple gun. Finish with your hammer, stud finder and level, then place your drills carefully on top.

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5. Replace the tray

Once everything is in, pop the top tray back on. Secure with the lid – and away you go! The great thing about this tool chest is that it has extra compartments in the top section, which are perfect for storing any loose nails or screws.

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6. You’re good to go!

Now you’ve got all your tools safely stored and organised you won’t waste any more time in the shed looking for things. Too easy!

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