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Go ahead and drool, dream, and desire a place where all your tools are organized and easily accessible . . . then go out and create one! Sharing our garage tool storage and organization ideas to get you started.
*This post is sponsored by RYOBI. When I asked my man “why are most of your tools green?” he replied without hesitation – “I’m a RYOBI man.” True story! So giddy excited to be sharing these ideas for you with a company we adore.
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So you saw how we created a wall of storage cabinets for our garage, right? And you saw that we shared the building plans so you could make them too, right? Did you also see our garage when we moved in and before we painted the walls?
Well now the real fun begins! (At least for me).
We are diving into the insides of the cabinets and super organizing them the right way so we can manageably keep a clean, tidy and organized garage like we’ve always hoped for. We’ve got 1 cabinet down and 3 more to go, and I am excited to share the up-close-and-personal view of how we organized my mans tools to suit his current needs and to be adaptable enough for him as his arsenal of tools grow.
Let’s take a peek, shall we?
*You can find links to the items you see in these images direct on my AMAZON STOREFRONT.
*Also find RYOBI Tools at Home Depot.
Now, lest I offend, I have to say this tool cabinet could be suited perfectly for a DIY lovin’ guy or gal. Just so happens in this house, Mr. TIDBITS works with all the power tools and I much prefer it to be that way. I got way more cool things to do 😉
But I’ve been around the DIY block enough to know that many women could give my handsome builder man a run for his money when it comes to woodworking, fixin’ and DIY. He or she – if the look of this organized tool cabinet makes you drool – well get to it!
Or perhaps you are living with a tool obsessed person and you would much rather their “collections” not be anywhere and everywhere. Go ahead and send them this link 😉
We thought long and hard about how to work the insides of this cabinet. Get more details into the building of the shelves and compartments HERE, but today I want to show you how it all came together.
There is a perfect spot for all his RYOBI drills, sander and other power tools – quick and easy to grab, charge and put away.
He seems to be under the mentality that you can never have enough clamps, so he notched out some wood to make a spot for them to hang with room to add more.
We knew his working hours here mostly happen at night after his day job, so we added some simple battery powered light switches inside the cupboard. Just sticks right to the wall.
Never again will we wonder where all the tape went and his favorite selection of screw drivers are just a reach away.
The thing that drove us both crazy were all the old buckets of small tools, screws, and bits of who-knows-what that floated around our garage since forever! It was an absolute must to provide him some small parts organizers to sort and store all those small pieces.
He hasn’t even filled all these containers up yet, but it feels good to know that he will have a place to put all the small items when he needs them.
The tool boxes he has filled by themes, with all his Kreg Tools in one handy place.
We knew a big deep shelf was needed for his RYOBI cordless wet/dry vac and he keeps a large toolbox empty for when he needs to fill it and take to a job away from our home. An empty toolbox is almost as useful as a full one!
Now lets take a look at what he decided to store on the doors themselves. We wanted to make the most of this space!
On one side, he wanted a place to quickly grab his extension cord, which he uses all the time. Also a place for shop rags to wipe down surfaces or his hands.
On the other door, we decided we needed some pegboard to store hanging baskets and hooks for things like levels, hammers, measuring tapes, etc.
His frequently used items are quick and easy to grab.
That wraps up the garage tool storage and organization cabinet, and now we are planning and mapping out ways to put together the others to store household items, outdoor toys and automotive supplies – among other odds and ends. I hope to have some more garage organization to share soon!
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed it! I’d love to hear what part of this tool organization you liked best, or perhaps what would you have done differently.
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I put together a TOOL SHOP page on my Amazon storefront, the easiest way for you to find the links to most the items we used.
*Also find RYOBI Tools at Home Depot.