Workshop Organization – battery charging station and tool manual

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 shop vac or leaf blower.  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.

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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.

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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.

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If your tool comes with a special wrench or locking key, I tuck it into the sheet protector as well.

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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.

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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.

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Tucked on a top shelf, out-of-the-way, but accessible.

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I do need to get my metal-cutting gear in order, but I’ll save that for another day post.

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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!

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Have a great one!

 

Too funny, LMAO

 

2018-06-24T13:25:13+00:00June 24th, 2018|ORGANIZE|0 Comments

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