How to organize a toolbox like a professional technician?
A cluttered toolbox equates to a cluttered job. If you have a greasy, grimy, and completely disorganized toolbox, you can learn a few practical strategies for cleaning it up and simplifying your workday. Begin by cleaning it out, assessing what you have, and then reorganizing it more smartly. When done properly, you can learn to clean your toolbox and maintain it permanently.
Where is it when you require a hammer? Digging through an unkempt toolbox adds needless time to your maintenance projects. However, your toolbox does not have to be an infinite hole. Organizing the chaos will help keep your projects on track and prevent you from pulling your hair out. Continue reading to discover how an EasyFix technician arranges a toolbox like a professional.
Type of box: A single box or two boxes, a pink box or a green box,
Consider the following: Do you believe you only require a single toolbox? You undoubtedly have a range of tools for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you enjoy amassing a variety of screwdrivers and wrenches. If your toolbox is overflowing, you may want to invest in a couple of additional toolboxes.
Utilize numerous boxes to categorize your tools according to project type. For example, you do not require plumbing tools to install new outlets. Rather than that, keep them in separate boxes.
Easyfixers also understand how to organize sockets in a toolkit. If you have an abundance of sockets and wrenches, separate your metric tools from your regular tools.
Using separating tools enables you to quickly locate what you need. Additionally, it lightens your load. You'll never again injure your back when hauling around an overcrowded toolbox. Additionally, if you want to gain extra organizing points, consider color-coding your new toolboxes according to the project.
Upgrade your toolbox: Even if you already have a top-of-the-line toolkit, you may choose to upgrade it. There are numerous add-ons available to tailor each chest to your specific needs.
Thoroughly clean your toolbox: Once you've removed everything from it, use the opportunity to thoroughly clean your toolbox. It doesn't have to be spotless–you're not going to eat off of it–but keeping it clean will help you stay organized.
Clean and inspect each tool separately: Examine and clean each of the tools as you work. Scrub grease from tools with the same rag and some paint thinner. Ensure that tools are still in good condition, free of rust and other flaws. Ascertain that all of the tools continue to function properly, that all socket wrenches have a well-greased action and smooth motion, that adjustable wrenches adjust properly, and that all other tools function properly.
Discard anything broken or in disrepair: Begin by discarding unused screws, washers, and nails. Discard any tools that are broken or rusted beyond repair. Remove anything that is merely taking up space.
Retain only the bare necessities: What is a must-have in the toolbox? Ascertain that you have the simplest tools on hand for quick repairs. Depending on the purpose and scope of the project, the majority of people will need a screwdriver set with a variety of flat-head and screwdrivers, a good quality hammer, a wrench set, a pair of pliers, a tape measure, a flashlight, a utility knife, gloves, and safety glasses. A carpenter's level and an electric drill are also necessary but may not fit in the majority of portable toolboxes.
Determine the components of your toolbox that you require: Examine your toolbox and be brutally honest with yourself. Once you've combed through your tool collection, determine which tools you require. For the majority of people, even those with fairly extensive tool collections, a single portable toolbox containing the most frequently used tools and one draw-style storage box should suffice.
Drawer liners: Lining the box's surface prevents tools from rolling around and colliding with one another. Aren’t you sick of scratching and denting your tools?
Custom trays: Utilize trays and dividers to organize your collection further.
Look for trays in a variety of sizes to accommodate and organize all of your small parts, such as nuts, bolts, washers, and sockets. While some trays just sit within the toolbox, others have a locking mechanism.
Order the tools in your collection by weight: Examine the contents of your toolbox. Are large and small tools mixed? If you have to dig past a massive electric sander to reach a small screwdriver, you may come across a box of nails. Rather than risking damage, consider categorizing equipment according to its size and weight.
Certain toolboxes contain multiple layers: small bits, screws, nails, and sockets are best stored in the highest layer. In the center part, organize medium-sized tools, such as hammers, screwdrivers, and wrenches. Keep the heaviest items in the bottom layer (which is typically the deepest). This area should be perfectly sized for drills and jigsaws.
Let the professionals assist you in becoming organized: Have you collected an excessive number of tools? Easyfix can assist you in locating a home for everything.
Follow the steps followed by EasyFix technicians to create a personalized toolbox and manage your tools like EasyFix professional technicians.
So now, you're finally ready to arrange your toolbox like a professional.