Some days, I swear I feel like I am losing my mind. You see, clutter and mess drive me to the edge of insanity. I have been like this since childhood. I am constantly sorting and organizing and “putting things away”. My son and husband however, cannot seem to find anything unless it is “laid out” in the open on a surface. A counter top, a table, the mantle, the floor, a chair. They would be perfectly content to live in a a warehouse full of tables. Maddening! Especially when it comes to tools.
So here’s how it goes. My husband prepares to do a repair that requires, let’s say a screw driver. After 30 minutes or so of feverish searching he finds me to let me know he is going to Lowes. Why I ask? “Well, I thought that I had a small flat head screwdriver but it must have gotten lost.” I stop what I am doing, and find it within 2 minutes. I am the finder of things that are “hidden”.
I have tried all sorts of tool storage, starting with the ever popular tool box.
You see, we live in a very old house with no garage or storage building. We have a basement where tools that aren’t used often can be stored, but with all the constant projects, we need the basic tools close by.
And I do believe we have a tool organization winner!
I cut it to fit the upper part of the door with my awesome Rockwood Blade Runner portable table saw!
I have plans for the lower part of the door as well.
I had a variety of peg board hooks left over from a time that we did have a garage with a large peg board and it was awesome for storage!
These hooks are the basics…
I placed these little pieces on the back so that there would be about a quarter of an inch space between the pegboard and the door.
I put two on the top and bottom and one in the middle
Then I used sheet rock screws to attach it to the door.
The paint can opening or my carpenter’s pencil sharpener.
Our new screw driver set is neatly hanging in a row so the correct one can be spotted in a jiffy. I just love how the hooks can arrange to hold odd shapes or even placed inside another tool to utilized all available space.
Easy to grab hammer and weeding wonder tool (aka pry bar}
They look so nice I will want to keep them clean and shiny especially since they are on display!
I’m happy and so are the guys!