Organize a toolbox like a handyman and stay ready all the time!
Do you waste all your time looking for tools? Like your hammer or screwdriver? And does this happen just when you need it? Trying to go through a poorly organized toolbox doesn’t only waste time but is also unsafe. You never know when a heavy object might fall at any moment.
At the same time, you don’t have to place all the tools in your chest all at once and make it so cluttered that there’s no end. Simply follow some nifty tips that handymen use to ensure that you’ll have all your tools at hand when you need them.
What is a handyman?
Handymen are superheroes of the modern world. They take care of all the nitty gritties in your home. They are the jack of all trades and masters of all too. It’s always advisable to engage a handyman in most situations as they have all-around expertise and can solve different issues in your home in just a single visit.
Moreover, handymen can also check for any future issues and can advise you on how to tackle them in the present so that they don’t escalate further. The great part about this is that they aren’t even too costly and they would probably charge the same as a single-expertise technician. Most handymen are also licensed and insured against accidents, ensuring that they will do a great and safe job.
So, here are the tips you can follow to ensure that your toolbox is organized like a pro:
Have a bunch of toolboxes
You don’t always need only one toolbox. Most people tend to stuff all their important tools in one box, and this isn’t advisable. You can divide your tools into multiple tools boxes, and also make sure that you have different types of wrenches in different boxes, just when you need them. For example, you can put screws and screwdrivers in one box and a hammer in nails in another.
Or you could also organize your toolbox according to the type of project. For plumbing, it could be a separate set of pipe wrenches and unclogging tools, whereas, for electrical repairs or building furniture, you can have other types of boxes.
Also, another very handy tip is making sure that you arrange sockets in an orderly manner. If you have hundreds of sockets or wrenches, maybe you should first check if you need them all. Once you’ve organized these, you’ll have a far easier time locating what you need.
For example, if you have a specific screw head, place it next to the specific screws for easier access. Tools boxes also have trays and other compartments to make your organization easier and keep the box less heavy overall. You don’t have to carry a huge and heavy toolbox from one place to another and can simply carry what you need. You could also try color coding your toolboxes for an extra dose of organization.
Enhance your toolbox
Even toolboxes that are the best in business need to be enhanced in some way or the other. There are several add ons that you can try for your toolbox, to make it work the way you want to. This includes:
Do your tools have way too many scratches? What’s the point of investing in expensive tools if they aren’t completely flawless when you use them? The best way to prevent this is to line your toolbox surface so that tools stay still and don’t collide with one another.
Another handy tip is using custom trays. These are small trays of various sizes that you can place inside your toolbox and they can be used for different types of small tidbits such as nuts, screws, washers, sockets, and more. Certain trays can just be placed while others can also be locked in place. We always recommend getting accessories that can be changed at a later stage.
Custom-cut foam and place it inside your box to keep your tools in a single place. Not only can you get a bird’s eye view of all your tools, but they also protect them from further damage.
Sorting your tools by weight
Do you mix and match tools of all sizes in a single toolbox? It doesn’t make sense to sift through a toolbox of hammers and screwdrivers only to search for a tiny screw. You could also injure yourself in the searching frenzy. A great tip is organizing your toolbox by weight. If you have more than one toolbox, place the lighter objects in one and the heavier objects in another.
Certain toolboxes have multiple layers and you could make the most of those layers. Use the one on top for smaller items such as nails, screws, bits, nuts, bolts, and more. Then in the middle, place things such as wrenches, screwdrivers, and hammers. The bottom-most part should be reserved for heavy pieces including drills and small saws.
In need of a handyman?
One of the main reasons why you might be on the lookout for how to organize your toolbox is if you’re in the quest to find a great handyman who can take care of smaller day-to-day fixes across your house. Handymen at Octopus always keep their toolbox in tip-top shape, ensuring that they have whatever they need at all times.
They take care of nearly all maintenance needs at home,from applying a fresh coat of paint, to installing paintings, shelves and wall mirrors in your home. Equipped with a diverse set of tools, Octopus handymen are guaranteed to deliver a 5 star service!
If you have any questions regarding our handymen, please reach out to Octopus on 800 3993.