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Old 02-11-2020, 12:53 PM   #61
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Re: How Do You Organize Your DIY Tools?

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Started off fitting everything into a few 44" HF toolboxes, all centralized in the garage, however this led to thousands (yes, thousands) of trips back and forth for ANY job retrieving tools. After recommendations on here, have been migrating to specific purpose bags & bins.

Picked up these nice Veto bags last black friday during a BOGO sale and loving the design and durability. Have it split into general purpose hand tools and then another bag for drill/impact, basic bits, small laser level. Still "optimizing", but when do we ever really have a perfect setup?

Likewise, here's the electrical bag.

Also, have a plumbing bag using one of the Husky open top models. As pointed out earlier, leads to some tool duplication, but worth it in convenience factor.

Still haven't found a great way to keep screws, bolts, nails, etc organized, but also portable. Been experimenting with the Husky & Dewalt parts organizers (husky, dewalt). Working okay, able to label the lids and then take individuals containers out to wherever work is being done.
The soft rolling bags from Husky work pretty good, and the hard ones from Ridgid, Husky, Milwaukee, DeWalt and others.

I like your bags, I finally have my electricians bag set up pretty well. Similar to yours.

The small parts organizers that I have mentioned before seem to work pretty well. I use them for screws, one for exterior including RSS (Rugged Structural Screws) which I really like to use. I also use them for electrical parts, plumbing, etc.. I use a white paint stick/marker to mark the side of the box so that I can grab what I need quickly.

I also use some of these for larger items. Like pneumatic nails, breakers, underground sprinklers.
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Old 02-21-2020, 10:47 AM   #62
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Re: How Do You Organize Your DIY Tools?

Hi! I am an organizer freak when it comes to my tools. I mean it just does provide a lot of flexibility in day-to-day work. And it does create order in the basement and garage. I really have tried a lot of toolboxes or bags... A good frined of me gave me this box for my birthday and i have to admit that I am very satisfied with it... Its not very cheap, but I mean you do receive a good quality for this price.
I always store tools in the top segment of the base container and electrical equipment in the upper section. Take a look if you are interested, maybe it could also be something for some of you guys:
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Old 02-25-2020, 12:06 AM   #63
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Re: How Do You Organize Your DIY Tools?

Like many people here, I made shelves in my garage for all my tools & junk. I made some pretty cool heavy duty floating shelves that can hold a few hundred pounds. The one difficult part was I had to remove the drywall, but I think it was worthwhile. Easy if you're already doing a remodel. Here's what I bought:

There are some other similar options I found out there, but I liked how these brackets mounted to the side of the stud. I just used some basic decking screws and I could sit on the bracket. I highly recommend these IF you don't mind removing the drywall.

I made 3 shelves that hold most of all my tools and supplies. I wish I had more room in my garage for storage, but all I can do is wish!
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