Packy dude. You could be a counselor for the perpetually disorganized, like myself. Your first main point is that it must be an attitude before it becomes a reality and a habit. I'm gonna try your advice. Thanks for suspecting the real issue and offering some good advice.Foremost, you must be an organized person within. It must become a habit if it is not already intrenched. Then you must clear out the crap that you know you will never use or is something you have not used for eons and most likely will never use again - this reveals the amount of room you need for what you have, need, and use. Make it a rule you will not break and put it where it belongs every time you finish using it. Otherwise, like most, you know you have something but can't find it until you purchase another one. Also, keep your tools and the area clean - this must also become a habit you will benefit from.
Alas, you will most likely fall into the vast majority that have a plan but fail to complete. This is just the facts that I have observed over a long period of time and not meant to insult you or anyone else. Hopefully you shall persevere.
So my current toolbox just got an upgrade. But I was wondering if anybody had any suggestions on organizing tools.
Here's my old system.
And here's my new toolbox the wife got me for Christmas.
I didn't think to add that because mine came with rubber mats, definatly a must have. Most hardware stores sell the rubber mats and some the cork, both work well. Also you can get rubber runners cut to size in the carpet dept of Home Depot or Lowes the cut it down to fit each drawer. You'll find out how much you need them the first time you close a drawer faster than slow motion, all your organizing out the door!Greg, I would put liners in the drawers.
Back in '94 they sold rolls of compressed cork liner specifically for tool chests, you'd have to cut them to size. Thats what i did with mine. I'd be surprised if it's not still available somewhere...
it's the color of a new Cork, a Tan color.
Nice putting the tools on something other that the hard metal and it prevents them from moving around plus other benefits.
Got to do it in the beginning cause once its loaded up with tools thats it, window closed....
Ha. Seems like it.Tool
I once had a tool
I tripped over everyday
I never used it for anything
still I did not throw it away
then I tripped particularly hard
over it on that fateful day
and in a rage filled flash
I threw that tool away
and as you may
have already guessed
I of course needed it
that very next day