We’ve all been there, walking around the yard or the garage scratching our heads and trying to figure out the recurring mystery. Just where did I put that hammer? The one I was using literally two minutes ago. It’s not on the floor, it’s not on the table and it’s not even in my tool belt. Sound familiar?
If you added together all of the little snippets of time that you spent trying to find your tools, you’d probably be really shocked at how much time you’re actually wasting. Those five minutes looking under the shelves and the ten minutes asking everybody in the house if they have seen your spanner, all amount to a sizeable timeframe.
The humble toolbelt just isn’t sufficient for a real DIY enthusiast, because for all its benefits, It doesn’t do as much as a tool chest can. Your tool chest is your filing system and the best assistant you’ll ever have. You can separate your screws from your nuts and your nuts from your bolts with dividers like those at Creative Safety Supply. You can go even further than that too. You can devise a filing system that goes from small to large, or even by the color of the metal. It has to be suitable for what you need it for, so says Life Hacker.
If you’re DIY geek, this should all be sounding pretty exciting by now. So what do you need to think about?
Well, you need to decide whether you’re going to go for a portable tool chest like those at Manomano, a heavy duty version or one you can simply set up on the side. The more little cubby holes and drawers there are, the more anal you can get with your filing systems. The benefits of having a tool chest on hand include the fact that if you use it correctly, you’ll never waste a another minute of your time searching aimlessly for tools or hardware. It also makes tidying up after yourself a dream come true, as well as allowing you to keep your workspace nice and neat whilst you work.
On a Budget?
If you’ve put off buying yourself a tool chest because of the expense, there are some great quality options, available for a bargain at DIY tool chests. Be warned though, entering the world of the tool chest is not without risk, due to the fact that you could become obsessed with your tool chest and spend more time organizing it, than actually working.
Something to think about whilst you browse the range.