Tips and Tricks for Organizing Your Household Tools

Organizing household tools is quite a challenge since people don't always have a specific corner or space for them. Furthermore, being of different sizes and shapes, they require special holders. Continue reading to learn more!
Tips and Tricks for Organizing Your Household Tools

Last update: 28 January, 2021

Hammers, screwdrivers, nails, and other tools are used in every home from time to time. We’ve talked about organization plenty of times and, believe it or not, many people keep their tools scattered around without a specific place. Perhaps they don’t think it’s that important to keep them all in the same place. However, we don’t agree. In this article, we’ll be giving you some ideas and tips for organizing your household tools whether you have many or few. Let’s begin!

Tips and tricks for organizing your household tools

You don’t need to have an entire collection of tools nor a special tool room to store them appropriately. The important thing here is that you can access them instantly whenever you need them.

Otherwise, you’ll spend ages looking for them. We know you don’t want to waste time doing this, so we invite you to follow the tips we have for you! Let’s see what they are.

1. Tool panels

A bright blue tool panel.

If you don’t know where to get them, you can find them in specialized stores. These are panels with holes with hooks that hold the tools.

These panels can then be attached to the garage, laundry room, or patio wall. Wherever you decide to put them, make sure that it’s a place sheltered from the weather.

2. Organizing your household tools with a pallet panel

A pallet panel is a great option for organizing your household tools.

Nowadays, pallets are very fashionable and can be used for many different purposes. One of them, for example, is organizing tools. You just have to fix one to the wall and take advantage of the spaces between the boards. You can fix wooden hooks or dowel to them and hang everything you need there.

Some people choose to use small shelves or tables to make certain tools look tidier. For example, for screwdrivers, you can drill through the holes and place them in order (from smallest to largest or as you see fit).

3. Don’t forget about shelves

Tools organized in a wooden shelf.

The good thing about organizing your household tools on shelves is that everything can be easily seen. This can be both a good and a bad thing. For one, if you keep them neat, it’ll look perfect in your home. On the other hand, however, if you keep this area messy, it won’t look good. For this reason, before putting up the shelves, you should clean what you have and throw away what you don’t need.

Next, you can use glass, aluminum, or plastic jars to store screws, nails, or small things by size or type. If they aren’t transparent, put a label on them so you can see what’s in each one.

You can drill holes in the shelves to hold brushes, hammers, or screwdrivers vertically. You can also use some to support power tools, such as sanders or drills.

4. Organizing your tools in a tool cabinet

A tool cabinet.

This option is especially useful if you keep your tools in a shared space or if you don’t want them to be visible.

Tool cabinets usually come with two doors and with all kinds of compartments inside. When you’re done using it, you close it and that’s it – no matter if it’s tidy on the inside.

The good thing about these cabinets is that they’re customizable. You can buy them to suit the space you have available or the place where you want to put the cabinet. If you want, you can buy one with legs so that it looks like a piece of furniture.

5. Circular organizers are a good option

A circular organer full of household tools.

Do you know the circular structures used in baking to place cakes or muffins on? These are wooden circles arranged in layers that can be easily rotated. To organize your tools, you can use something similar.

These come with perforations to fit screwdrivers or pliers perfectly. Also, jars with screws or nails can be placed on the top. These are perfect for everything that’s easily misplaced.

6. Organizing your household tools using a table with drawers

A movable table for organizing your household tools.

You can use an old desk that no longer works or a cabinet with drawers. Inside of it, we recommend that you put boxes to place each tool. Then, it’ll be organized at all times. Again, don’t forget to keep small tools inside jars and containers and separate them by type.

Perhaps organizing your household tools is a bit of a tedious and boring task. You may not be looking forward to it because it might take you a whole day or weekend. But once everything’s in order, you’ll love the result. Also, it’ll be much easier for you to find something you need and you won’t waste time looking for it in every corner of the house.

The idea is that you keep it neat and tidy and, that when you finish your repair or decoration tasks, put each tool back in their corresponding place. This will be worth the effort!