If you’re not careful, your tools will begin taking up far more space than you ever intended. This not only turns your shed, garage, or storage unit into a cluttery mess, but it also makes it hard to find a specific tool when you need it. If you’re ready to get organized, consider these tool storage ideas to free up space.

 Store Small Parts in Old CD Cases

The cylindrical CD cases that were ever-present in the 90s and early 00s make a great storage container for miscellaneous items. Random screws, nails, washers, and more can all be put in these bulk cases to keep your workspace tidy.

Upcycle PVC to Hang Drills

Scraps of PVC can be glued or screwed to the underside of a shelf to create a perfect holster for power drills.

Maximize Pegboard Space

Pegboards should get a trophy for being the best tool storage accessory ever designed. Though a pegboard isn’t necessarily the most unique of all tool storage ideas, it’s worth reiterating how useful they are. From a small three-paneled pegboard that is mounted above your desk, to an entire garage or storage unit wall covered in pegboard, they can free up tons of space.

Store Drill Bits on a Magnetic Strip

Installing a magnetic strip on the wall of your basement, garage, shed, or storage unit ensures you’ll never need to spend hours looking for the right size bit again. Screw the strip to the wall or use strong double-sided tape to mount the magnet for instant organization.

Use Your Tools to Create the Racks You Need

If you’re handy, you can make yourself virtually all the storage accessories you need to store your tools. Consider a simple rack for hanging screwdrivers or build a bench with hooks underneath the workspace to hang the tools you use most frequently.

Tool Storage Ideas That Work: Rent a Storage Unit

While it’s best to keep commonly used hand tools in your home, if you’re looking for the best place to store tools you don’t use very often, consider renting a storage unit. A storage unit also ranks number one in tool storage ideas when it comes to storing large, seasonal, or infrequently used tools. Items that make sense to store to free up space include:

  • Chainsaw
  • Edgers
  • Hedge trimmers
  • Hoses
  • Lawnmowers
  • Power washers
  • Pruning shears
  • Sanders
  • Saws
  • Shovels, trowel
  • Snow/leaf blowers
  • Wheelbarrow

Choosing a Storage Unit for Tool Storage

If you’re interested in storing your tools in a storage unit, be sure to look for a watertight storage unit. Likewise, you’ll want a unit at ground level to avoid elevators and stairs. Confirm that you can drive right up to the storage unit, for easy access to your items. 

You’ll also want to research security features at a storage facility. Look for gated access, 24/7 surveillance, perimeter fencing, and onsite security staff. For ultimate safety, consider a cargo container storage unit, which is made from solid steel and accessible only through the front door. 

Learn More about Storing Tools in Lane County 

The sea-cargo container storage units at Chambers Connector Storage in Eugene are perfect for storing power tools, hand tools, and anything else that is cluttering up your home. For your convenience, our shipping container storage comes with month-to-month leases.

To learn more about storing tools or other items at our secure storage facility, contact us today at 541-302-8060.