The cost of being disorganized is time. It takes me ten times as long to work on a project when I am scouring the room looking for a drill bit, the right screws, or trying to remember where I last used one of my 10 tape measures. Workshop organization is an ongoing project. As you acquire more tools, you have to rearrange your shop to work in storage for those new items. So mobile and modular storage, wherever possible will save you time down the road. Here are some amazing Workshop Organization Ideas that I hope will inspire you!
Workshop Organization Ideas
A good base of stationary cabinetry in addition to mobile storage is great if you have the space. This is my own garage workshop, right after I built the cabinets.
I’ve since added tons of drawer storage organization with lots of removable, sliding bit storage trays.
I also love the functionality of this vertical drawer storage organization.
If you don’t have an entire room to dedicate to your workshop, there are many freestanding units that are neat and functional.
Or build this narrow lumber and scrap wood storage cart if it fits your space better.
This portable tool storage cart has built in storage for an air compressor in addition to nail guns, drills, clamps, screws, nails and everything else you generally need at hand on the jobsite.
Sawdust 2 Stitches built this ultimate storage, assembly, and table saw outfeed table! It’s got a hidden air compressor in there too!
Sure, there are companies who will install an entire wall storage system for you, but the price can be exorbitant. You can achieve organization without great expense. This wall storage option is a wall of pegboard like I did in my workshop.
I think you can see from all of these choices, the best solution is the one that works for YOU and your home. Just make sure you create an environment that makes you feel creative and excited to work. And while there are amazing workshops online for inspiration, don’t go crazy thinking your work area needs to be a renovation in and of itself! Use bits and pieces of inspiration, then get going on your projects!