Keeping your tools organized and within reach makes it easier to find the right tools when you need them. A tool chest and parts rack provide the storage space you need in your garage for home projects and hobbies.
Tool chests come in all shapes and sizes, including a rolling tool box, wall-mounted tool storage, and heavy-duty tool organizers. Along with considering factors such as how much storage space you'll need for your tools, you'll need to decide whether to buy a portable tool chest. If you want to be able to move your tools closer to your work area, look for a rolling tool chest with casters or wheels.
Before buying a tool chest, measure the space you have available for it in your garage. Consider how it will fit next to your workbench and garage cabinets. If you choose a stationary tool chest, you may want to install shop lights above it so that you can easily find the tools you need. A portable tool cart, on the other hand, can be stored out of the way and rolled to a temporary work space with adequate lighting when you need it.
Finding the Right Size Tool Chest
The best size for your tool organizers depends on the number of tools you need to store and how much space they'll require. If you need to store larger equipment, such as a wet/dry vac or portable air compressor, look for a large tool cabinet with heavy-duty shelving. For smaller tools, such as a cordless drill or compact portable power device, a tool chest with drawers and compartments can help you keep items organized.
The best option may be a combination of storage solutions that accommodate a wide variety of tools and equipment. A complete garage storage system provides space for everything you need, including racks, cabinets, a workbench, a portable stool and more. Storing frequently used tools within easy reach makes it easier and faster to finish projects on your to-do list.