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Best Tools and Storage Solutions for the Ultimate DIYer

By Flow Wall
May 11, 2017

As a DIYer, your garage is more than just a place to park your car and store all miscellaneous items. It is your workspace. Your garage doubles as a workshop for repairs, crafts, and projects, which is why it is even more important to have effective storage solutions for your special tools. See what tools are best for your growing workshop and consider these 5 solutions to organize your workshop storage and create more space for design and implementation.

1. Hand and Power Tools

Both the simplicity of hand tools and the productivity of power tools make them a necessary part of your workshop repertoire. Tools like wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, vise grips, dremels, and cordless drills can be too bulky for drawers, but will hang perfectly on a Flow Wall. Use an assortment of hooks to neatly hang smaller tools for easy access and save room in drawers and cabinets for other project materials. Take your workshop design to another level by outlining each of your tools on the wall so you know exactly where everything goes and can quickly recognize when tools are missing.

2. Air Tools

Having an air compressor for your in-garage workshop is vital. Air-powered nail guns and impact wrenches help you complete projects faster and easier than just basic hand or power tools. Compressed air is also handy for blowing out sawdust and airing up your car tires. Create a custom Flow Wall storage plan that leaves an area open for your air compressor, but maximizes storage space by adding hanging tools or storage cabinets above.

3. Tabletop Tools

Miter saws, drill presses, and small table saws are incredibly useful tools for any home crafter needing to cut 2x4s to size and drill with more accuracy. Make room for these tools in a jumbo workstation which has garage work bench space and a large surface for storing and using tabletop equipment.

4. Auto Maintenance Tools

A true DIYer doesn't bring his or her car to the shop for basic maintenance such as oil changes, fuse replacements, fluid top-offs, tire rotations, and changing out dead headlights. Floor jacks, wire strippers, oil drain pans, socket wrenches, brake bleeding kits, and fluids from antifreeze to power steering are all stored in the garage workspace. Use labeled cabinets and shelves to solely store small replacement parts and containers of oil, windshield washer fluid, and auto lubricants. Keep work gloves and safety glasses handy by storing them in hanging bins.

5. Accessories

No sense in having so many tools without things like nuts, bolts, nails, screws, tape, and various other workshop accessories. Installing drawers equipped with plastic drawer organizers can help keep all of the small pieces secure and sizes of each separated by types of projects, i.e. 1-inch wood screws in one container and 1-inch sheetrock screws in the other. The best tools for your in-garage workshop is a variety of hand, power, air, tabletop, and auto repair tools that can either be neatly hung or safely stored in within a Flow Wall storage option. Continue growing your garage workshop ideas and storage solutions throughout the rest of your home with the help of Flow Wall.