Mobile tool storage ideas
March 12, 2014 2:13 PM Subscribe
I often work on my family's cars, however I don't have a garage and have to work in the driveway or in a rented (by the hour) garage with lift. In my workshop I have the tools organized on pegboards and in drawers. That's all fine and dandy, but I've come to realize that 90% of the time I use my tools I have to chuck them in tool bags and boxes and either bring them outside or to the aforementioned garage. I want a mobile storage system where everything has its place and I can see at a glance if something's missing. Like the pegboards, I guess, only portable.
posted by Harald74 to Home & Garden (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
If I had my own garage I would probably invest in a nice rolling tool cabinet with drawers. However the rolling kind is useless in my gravelled driveway, and filled with tools it would be impossible for me to lift into and out of cars.
The best solution I've come up with on my own is a few shallow "Euro container" boxes (like this
), where I will screw socket organizers, wrench holders etc to the bottom (like this
, but probably not as shiny...)
One single box like this won't be to heavy to lift, and the boxes stack securely and can be tied down as a unit in the back of the car. They can also be spread out around the work area where I can easily see what's where.
Are there any better solutions out there? Suggestions for improving my proposed solution are also welcome.