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How and where to store my tools

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by allanmartin, 6 Aug 2012.

  1. allanmartin

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    Hello

    I am sure it is nothing compared to the volume of tools most of you have, but I have managed to accumumate 3 tool boxes full of tools. I use most of them, but can NEVER find any of them.

    I wanted to get a cupboard, or tool storage unit to store them in as digging about in the tool boxes is just so painful now. Does anyone have a good, cheap, soloution for keeping their tools? I was thinking about some sort of Ikea storage boxes, or an old cupboard.

    Any tips?
     
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    are we talking hand tools power tools a mixure
    do you have an area or wall you can store hand tools ??
     
  4. allanmartin

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    A pure mixutre.....
    and supplies (sand paper, glues, oils etc etc)
     
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    do you have a workshop /work area or is it stored as an when you find space ??
     
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    Some of my garage solutions.
     
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    brilliant idea to hang the boxes by the lips on the side ;)
     
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    I have a sort of cave where all the tools are kept. I can put things on the wall, but I was hoping to avoid drilling into the walls (its a rented house).
     
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    Amongst other things I have some old metal multi drawer filing cabinets that are very useful for organising stuff. Bigger than this but you get the idea:

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    I finally found the solution that works for me. IKEA!!
    They are not expensive and the system works well. You can have as many as you want, and they do stack one high. They come with attachments to screw them to the wall for safety. And, if you have a few of them, you could put a good worktop over the top of them and make a work bench. Also, there are wheels so they can be portable. The drawers are metal, so quite strong!

    Also, because its Ikea, all the parts are sold individually. So, if a drawer breaks you can by a new drawer... not the whole thing.

     
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    glad you got it sorted :cool:
    thanks for taking the time to let us know how you got on :D :D
     
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    I just buy three of everything so I can usually find what I'm looking for - eventually.
     
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    same here
    6 measuring tapes
    75 staples pencils
    6 note books
    3 pairs off glasses
    plus lots off hand tools in multiple
     
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