tool storage solutions for workshops

Tool storage is a very critical aspect of running any successful workshop. One thing is to acquire tools for use both in the workshop and on the jobsite, and another is to organize these tools, each one in its designated place, so you can find them whenever you need them.

Organizing and storing your tools not only makes them last longer, but it also makes your workshop look neat and welcoming.

You’d be proud to invite clients to your workshop because everything is in its place.

Apart from making your workshop neat, a good tool storage solution also makes work easier for you. Imagine foraging through a clutter of tools each time you’re looking for a particular tool while working on a project.

That certainly will increase your downtime. But with each tool in its place, you know exactly where to get each tool any time you need it.

Your cordless drills have their place, your nailers, saws and hand planes all have their place. You’ll save yourself the hassle of sifting through a pile of tool clutter, and you’ll definitely increase your productivity.

Here in this article, I’ve listed 16 of the best tool storage ideas and solutions help store and organize tools in your workshop or garage.

These tool storage ideas are the best and we’re certain you’ll surely find one that will meet your needs.

1. Dewalt DWST08270 ToughSystem Workshop Racking and Clear Lid Organizer

dewalt tool storage system

This Dewalt Tough System organizer is one of the most compatible means of organizing workshop tools you’re ever going to find.

It’s so tough and reliable, you can load up to 440 lbs of tools in it and it will hold them comfortably. It consist of stackable modules with side latches that enables you to attach other tough system organizers to build the most monstrous storage solution in your workshop or even in your work van or truck.

2. Wall Control Pegboard Organizer

pegboard tool organizer

With pegboards, you can store all your favorite tools in one place. This Wall Control pegboard accepts ¼ inch pegboard pegs and Wall Control pegboard pegs which fits in more securely helping you to arrange and store all your tools securely in one place.

3. 2-Drawer Tool Chest

2 drawer chest

Talking about tool storage, this 2-drawer tool chest or mini cabinet is a very portable solution you can use to store your tools and also transport your tools wherever you want to use them, especially when you work as a handyman.

As a handyman, nothing beats a tool carrying chest you can take with you all the time wherever your job takes you.

It features a top lid that locks securely with latches, with space at the top to store some tools, and two drawers by the side with even more storage space to put more tools away.

The drawers by the side only open when the top lid is open, and there’re two steel latches keeping the entire chest and its content safe and secure.

Equipped with ball bearing slides, the side drawers move slide in and out effortlessly even with tools in them.

So you can carry it along with you wherever you want, the dimensions of the tool chest is 18.9 inch length, 9.6 inch height and 8.7 inch width, and features a handle at the top for easy carry.

4. Rubbermaid Deluxe Tool Tower

Rubbermaid Deluxe Tool Tower

When you get this Rubbermaid Deluxe tool tower, you get an upstanding tool storage unit you can use for mainly storing garage tools like rakes, shovels, spades, hoes, trowels and even string trimmers in a neat and tidy fashion in your garage.

It might look small right here but it’s capable of storing over 4o tools so you can get every one of your garage tools off the ground and get them organized in a single unit.

Assembling this Rubbermaid Deluxe garage tool storage unit is very easy as there’re no tools required to get it assembled.

It features a grid pattern on the base that offers friction and prevents tools from sliding off.

All in all, if you’re looking for a simple but effective tool storage solution to keep your garage tools in order, you might want to look no further than this deluxe tool tower from Rubbermaid.

5. Undercover SwingCase Truck Bed Storage Box

Undercover SwingCase

With up to 75 lbs. weight capacity, this Swingcase truck bed storage box is the ideal solution you need if you’re looking for a way to store tools, trailer accessories, sporting goods and even jumper cables in your truck.

This is built ideally for tool storage in trucks. So, if you own a truck, you should be looking for a storage solution like this one.

Installing it in your truck will only take a few minutes with six self-tapping screws, and you can remove it anytime you want to access the whole truck bed. It features a perimeter moisture seal to keep all contents inside it dry and protected from the element, ensuring all your tools will stay the way you kept them.

6. Sunix Power Tool Organizer

sunix power tool storage

The Sunix power tool organizer is made of wood and well designed with ample space to store all your power tools.

It provides a convenient tool storage solution to help you organize your tools and keep them available for whenever you need them.

7. Garage Steel Double Hooks Tool Storage

CoolYeah double steel hooks tool storage

These garage steel double hooks tool storage made by CoolYeah are for storing heavy duty or bulky items like ladders, bicycles, folded chairs and other heavy power tools you can hang on the wall.

Just screw the steel hooks on the wall, and then you can hang heavy tools or other items up to 40 lbs on one hook.

8. Keter 241008 Masterloader Portable Tool Box Storage

keter masterloader portable tool storage box
keter masterloader tool box storage

This is a tool storage solution in the form of a sliding tool plastic tool box. Whether you’re DIYer or a professional woodworker, plumber or mechanic, you’ll find this storage box extremely useful.

Needless to say, when you load the keter Masterloader with your tools, it will be difficult to carry it if you want to. Hence, it comes equipped with tires and an extendable handle to easily move the box and tools wherever you want to move them.

9. Seville Classic Bin Rack Shelving

seville classic bin rack shelving

This 7-tier bin rack shelvings made by Seville Classics will help you store all your woodworking supplies and tools properly in one place.

It’s made with heavy duty industrial steel wires with each shelf with the capacity to hold up to 150 lbs comfortably and there are 7 shelves for you to make use of.

10. Tankstorm Wall Mounted Drill Storage Steel Box

Tankstorm Wall Mounted Drill Storage Steel Box

This cold rolled steel constructed storage box from Tankstorm is a very good storage option you can use either in your workshop or in your shed to store and organize different types of tools, especially hand tools like wrenches, clamps and even power drills.

In fact, it features a 5 hanging slots underneath for storing your power drills, providing you easy access whenever you need them.

Just mount the storage box on your wall in the workshop or in your shed, and you’ve got yourself a good space to organize some of your frequently used hand tools.

11. MaxWorks 30-Bin Wall Mount

MaxWorks 30 Bin Wall Mount

This tool storage rack is specifically designed to store small parts. Have this in your workshop, and you’ll be able to safely and easily organize workshop hardware such as nuts, bolts, screws, nails, bits, small woodworking jigs and so on.

It features a sturdy and rugged frame, allowing you to hold lots of heavy materials without bulking down.

The bins it’s made up of can be easily removed and place wherever you want them to be, making it a storage unit you can customize according to your needs.

Assembling and mounting the black peg panel holding the bins can easily be mounted to your workshop or garage wall.

12. 8 Drawer Tool Chest

8 drawer tool chest

This 8 drawer tool chest is made up of 3 small drawers, 3 tray top drawers, 2 tray bottom drawer cabinets and 1 large base.

The toolchest is made up of 2 boxes. The top toolbox has 3 trays and 3 small drawers. While the bottom box is made up of 2 drawers and a large cabinet to hold more or larger tools.

This is a high quality storage unit manufactured with strong, durable and anticorrosive cold rolled steel which makes it suitable for use both in workshop and home settings.

The two boxes making up the tool chest can be separated into two boxes which you can use separately or combined to use as one tool chest depending on your needs.

Setting it up is simple and easy as it comes with detailed installation you can make use of.

13. Husky Extra Deep Mobile Workbench Storage

Husky Extra Deep Mobile Workbench Storage

This is a workbench, but it also doubles as a storage unit you can use to store tools and several items in your workshop.

There’s no shortage of storage options within this workbench as it comes equipped with 9 lockable 21.7 inch deep drawers with each drawer equipped with 100 lb. rated ball-bearing drawer slides ensuring you can store even some of your most weighty tools in them.

The bottom drawer even comes equipped with an extra set of ball-bearing drawer slides ensuring you can accommodate even heavier tools and items as heavy as 200 lbs.

Equipped with a large ergonomic push handle and a four 5 inch by 2 inch casters, moving this workbench and tool storage unit around your workshop poses no sort of difficulty.

The solid wood top of the workbench and storage unit provides a large surface area for you to carry out your projects with ease.

All in all, this mobile workbench from husky will definitely work as a good solution for anyone looking for a workbench and a storage unit for use in the workshop.

14. Magnetic Socket Organizer

magnetic socket wrench organizer

Want your SAE sockets to always be neatly organized? Then this magnetic socket organizer from Olsa tools is just what you need.

As an automotive engineer, socket wrenches are a day-to-day necessity you have to dill with, and due to their size, they’re easily misplaced.

But with this magnetic socket organizer from Olsa tools, you’ll never lose another socket.

15. Screwdriver and Wrench Organizer

screwdriver and wrench organizer

Screwdrivers and wrenches are frequently used tools in any workshop, and because of their numbers, keeping them organized can often prove to be difficult.

This screwdriver and wrench organizer from Cosoman takes the difficulty out of storing and organizing your wrenches and screwdrivers.

It can be mounted on the wall easily, and with it you can store, organize and access your screwdirvers, wrenches, spanners, pliers, extensions and other similar small tools anytime you have need for them.

This is definitely a must-have storage solution any workshop or garage should have installed.

16. Milwaukee Packout Rolling Modular Toolbox

Milwaukee rolling modular

Just like the Dewalt Tough system, this Packout Rolling Modular Toolbox from Milwaukee is designed to keep your tools organized and safe in harsh jobsite conditions.

If you’re a contractor or professional craftsman handling different projects from one jobsite to the other, you need a tool storage solution that can withstand harsh weather conditions such as rain.

This metal reinforced, weather sealed modular storage unit from Milwaukee will keep things in order for you.

It’s capable of handling up to 250 lbs. of weight, so you can be sure that both your light and heavy duty tools will fit right in.

The fact that it’s weather sealed also means you have no need to worry about rain or water penetrating inside to damage your tools. Overall, it’s a very suitable modular tool storage unit every craftsman would definitely like to roll with.

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