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Choosing the Right Tools for your Home

Updated on July 16, 2016

The Right Tools Can Simplify Your Life

Every house has a shed or a rack in the garage with all of the necessary tools for everyday life around the household. Garden shears, rakes and shovels hanging on hooks in the garage, bins or drawers filled with wrenches, pliers and wire strippers. Some of these go unused for long periods of time while others prove indispensable. These tools should be accessible and organized. You should also take care to ensure that each of these tools are effective and efficient at what they are intended to do. The end result will be that you are more effective and sure of yourself throughout the day. You will find that both productivity and creativity increase.

Lawn & Garden

One of the largest spaces in your shed or garage is most likely set aside for your lawn and garden tools. Many of these items are bulky and take up space. Lawn mowers and leaf-blowers lean against the wall. It is important to have your tools in this space be easy to reach, you should have any tripping hazards or have to lean across something to reach something else.

When choosing a lawn-mower, leaf blower, weed whacker, rotor-tiller or other gas powered tool, do yourself a favor and make sure that all of these use the same type of fuel. You can then set aside a Gas Can for these tools specifically.

You will also want garden tools like rakes, square shovels, round shovels, hoes, hand trowels, etc. Be selective about which items you choose. The handles should be strong and durable and not susceptible to rot. When choosing rakes and shovels, make sure to choose the right size and type for your application.

Useful Rack for Holding Garden Tools

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The Right Garden Tools

When choosing a rake, hoe and shovel, you will want to choose the right type for your needs. Ground breaking work is usually best for a round shovel or a narrow and long shovel as long as a straight rake and a pointed hoe. If you find yourself doing more surface work, you'll want to stick to a leaf rake, flat hoe and flat shovel.

Storage and Organization

When it comes to the garage, storage and organization are critical. Take care to make the most of your space by having a place for everything. Labeled bins can be most helpful in this endeavor. Small bins are ideal for screw drivers, pliers, wrenches and other miscelaneous small tools. Be sure to label these bins and have the labels visible for quick access. Large bins can be good for sporting goods and large tools like garden shears.

Wall-Mounted Storage Bins

A wall-mounted rack of storage bins can be most useful for small parts organization. Labels on the handles of these bins make for easy access and they'll hold all the weight you need for small parts and tools. These will be ideal if you find yourself frequently using different sizes of nails, drywall screws, finishing screws, nuts and bolts, washers, etc.

You may want to set aside a section for your in-home use tools. Tools like a level, stud finder, hammer and finishing nails and some simple paint supplies will go a long way if they are accessible and in good condition.

Use your time wisely. Organize your tools and take care to have what you need when you need it. This will help you to be efficient, safe and organized freeing up your time for more important things in life.


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