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Organizing Your Tools and Workspace

Have you ever opened your tool box to find that everything has been overturned, mixed up, and impossible to work with?

Have you ever been in the middle of an inspiration or a time crunch to get something done and couldn’t find the most basic tools in your box?

This has happened to me on more than one occasion, I am a little embarrassed to say and really, all it takes to create some order and reduce chaos is something we all know and, quite frankly, despise.

Spring cleaning has just come and gone this year, but have you really accomplished it yet? Have you been able to clear the cobwebs out of your toolbox?

Recently, I opened the door to the shed that I have been keeping my tools in and everything inside of it seemed to cry out to me, “Please sort, handle, or organize us; just do something already!”

After all, it is spring – so, I decided to get my hands dirty a bit. I have a unique sort of story, a story that involves turning a 2,000 square foot wood shop into a 10 foot by 10 foot wood shed. This, as you can imagine, can make organization very difficult.

Of course, I sold off many of my larger tools, but the smaller tools and cutters like router bits, hand saws, chisels, and shaper cutters, needed some special attention. It is always so easy to have a box that you can throw everything into, but we know what happens in the end with this scenario… dull, rusty, and unusable tools.

Read this article with tips for Organizing Your Tools and Workspace

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