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Aug 25, 2020
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organize my tools

i have tools lying all over the place and found a nook in my basement that is 5 feet wide and 4 feet high from floor. my though was to put pegboard and hang them.
this is what i looked in amazon organizer

i am open for ideas.
I do have the ryobi 9 piece tool kit + lots of screws/nails/ collected over time
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I would probably recommend doing a French cleat wall as opposed to a pegboard, more customizable and better for hanging tools.

The alternative would just be to buy some good tool boxes and store it in a nice stack where you know where everything is. The packout 3 stack at HD is usually a good start, but is on the more expensive side.
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Imo, keep an eye all out for the cheap tool chest deal at home Depot for 2-300. They aren't great but work a small tool set in the basement. From time to time they also pop up on that other classified site. I've got two in the basement and they do the job.
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clutch31 wrote: I probably have a similar amount of tools and I recently converted a built-in cabinet for tool storage. It's about 5'x4' as well.
I used this pegboard kit: https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/mast ... p.html#srp

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Very nice but too much wasted spaces (it is almost like you are just trying to fill up all of the wall spaces with random stuff). You should try to hang all of the tools up. Either make custom holder for each of your tools or build adjustable cubbies for each individual tools.
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OP: good for you to have gotten to the point where you have enough tools that you need to organize them!

I have found over the years that unless I am using certain tools regularly, I don't need to have them displayed so as to be handy when I need them on short notice. I have a pegboard set-up as well but have recently been thinking of going the other way and getting something like this: Trinity 72 in. Stainless-steel Rolling Workbench with Pegboard except that I am not sure that I would use the pegboard - except maybe for things like longer levels and bar clamps.

That said, I am not starting out and have thousands of tools accumulated over decades but the last time I invested in storing/organizing them was several hundred tools ago. I better get cracking.
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I did my own wall and shelving in a 77" x 64" space. Still need to organize when I have time.

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PCShutters wrote: Very nice but too much wasted spaces (it is almost like you are just trying to fill up all of the wall spaces with random stuff). You should try to hang all of the tools up. Either make custom holder for each of your tools or build adjustable cubbies for each individual tools.
Thanks for the tips. Most of the tools at the bottom will eventually move to the garage... but yeah I plan to make more holders.

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