It’s been a rainy weekend here in SW Ontario and while our lawns and gardens desperately needed the rain, it is a bit of a bummer when I can’t get outside and enjoy a sunny afternoon with a book. It does, however, lend itself as an opportunity to get a bit organized – workshop organization in particular.
I’m fairly tidy once I’ve completed a project; I put my tools away and get rid of as much sawdust as I can with the leaf blower. This is always one of my favourite jobs. Blitzing the sawdust with the leaf blower and watching it go flying out the door is just so satisyfing. It’s the simple things, isn’t it? My leaf blower is the Husqvarna BT350 and I recommend it highly, for actual leaf blowing as well as workshop cleaning. You can find some reviews for it at https://thebestleafblowers.com/the-husqvarna-965877502-backpack-leaf-blower-review/
if you are interested. Scrap wood gets dropped into a garbage can specifically for scrap wood (you know I never throw it out lol) and batteries go back on their chargers.
I’m pretty pleased with this workshop organization idea that I came up with – rest a board over a couple of long pegs on your pegboard and then place the batteries on top. Impromptu shelf right near your outlet.
Another workshop organization hack that I highly recommend is keeping track of tool manuals and warranties. Those little guide books that tell you how to change the blade, offer trouble-shooting answers and maintenance tips.
Sure you could look it all up online, but why when all you need is a binder and some sheet protectors. I use a labeller to mark my folders and then tuck the manuals inside each.
If your tool comes with a special wrench or locking key, I tuck it into the sheet protector as well.
I recently sold our old lawnmower and having all the manuals and warranties together, as well as the date I purchased it (handwritten on the top), made answering questions so much easier. I was able to give the purchaser everything in one neat bundle and even tell him when it had last been serviced. Speaking of – I really should do a binder like this for my car receipts.
Workshop organization that makes your life easier and doesn’t take up any extra space is ideal – and this tool manual binder is fantastic for both.
Tucked on a top shelf, out-of-the-way, but accessible.
I do need to get my metal-cutting gear in order, but I’ll save that for another
To see more of my workshop / she-shop, click over to my workshop makeover.
What inexpensive workshop organization tips/hacks do you use? I’d love to hear!
Have a great one!