It doesn’t take long for tools to pile up to the point of disarray, fortunately toolbox organization systems are available. To help keep your toolbox organized we have put together a list of handy tool storage solutions.
This list will go over new toolbox organization systems from some of the best names in the business. Whether you are looking for a tool storage solution for yourself or as a great gift, we have you covered.
Toolbox Organization Systems, Olsa Tools Socket Organizer Tray
Heavy Duty Socket Organizer Tray by Olsa Tools. Firm and secure clips with spring loaded ball bearings for THREE sizes of sockets.
The socket rack organizer is a better way to store sockets and features a built in carry handle.
• Holds up to 80 Sockets
• (20) x 1/4″
• (30) x 3/8″
• (30) x 1/2″
Toolbox Organization Systems, Hansen Global 92000 Socket Storage Trays – 6 Piece Set
Complete 6-piece Socket Storage Trays by Hansen Global. Made of ABS plastic each post is labeled for quick socket size identification.
These plastic storage trays are designed to be used with pull out style tool chests. Simply set the tray on the pull out drawer and organize your sockets on the pre-marked posts. Quick, Easy, Organized.
• Made of durable ABS plastic
• For both SAE & Metric sockets
• Clearly marked posts for easy identification
• Made in the USA
Toolbox Organization Systems, Magnetic Socket Holders
Ares Magnetic Socket Holders, versatile socket storage. Made of high impact plastic featuring powerful earth magnets these socket trays accommodate both shallow & deep sockets.
The magnetic socket trays can lay flat inside a toolbox drawer or stick them to the outside for space savings. Each magnetic tray has clear markings printed to easily identify the correct socket for the job. Great socket tray for auto mechanics that need to change between a variety of sizes quickly.
• Powerful earth magnets to hold sockets securely in place
• Versatile mounting options (tray mount, wall mount, etc)
• Rubberized backing prevents scratching up your toolbox
Ernst Manufacturing Socket Boss 3-Rail Multi-Drive Socket Organizer
Looking for a socket set organizer for cheap? Take a look at the Ernst Manufacturing Socket Boss Multi-Drive Socket Organizer.
These socket set rails are cheap and effective to organize sockets inside of your tool boxes.
For a better look on how this organizer works check out the product review video below:
Toolbox Organization Systems, Olsa Tools Magnetic Screwdriver Holder
Magnetic Screwdriver organizer holds up to 16 screwdrivers. Keep your favorite screwdrivers always within arms reach with this magnetic screwdriver holder, simply mount to any metal surface and add your tools.
Perfect for anyone who has to buy the same screw driver over and over because it is always lost. Makes a great gift for the guy or gal who has “has everything”.
• Foam padded magnetic backing plate
• Adjustable clips hold up to 16 screwdrivers
• Multi-use, works with drill bits and other shaft style tools
Toolbox Organization Systems, MLTOOLS Pliers Rack Holder Storage
The image above speaks for itself, if you have alot of pliers check out the MLTOOLs pliers organization rack. A rack system holds each of the pliers on edge allowing for maximum use of space.
These tool rack holders work best to organize tools in multi-drawer tool chests with pull out trays. See the above image that illustrates the general space savings once installed.
• Holds 32 pliers
• (10) Extra wide spaces for larger pliers with insulated handles
• Can be cut to fit any size drawer or tool box
SK Hand Tool ABOX-4147 Socket Set Organizer case
Replacement Blow-molded plastic socket set organizer case for SK 4147 and 4147-6 1/2″ drive socket sets.
Looking to replace a lost or broken socket case?
If you have a tool box full of mismatched loose sockets without a good storage solution take a look at this case. While this case won’t work with all the sockets on the market it beats having them rolling around at the bottom of a tool box.
Estate sales can also be a great place to pick up tools for cheap. Many times you will find a bin or coffee cup full of sockets without the original case that you can haggle on.
*Project Idea: Use this case to put together a secondary tool set or create a collection to make a great gift.
• Plastic shatterproof case
• Removable lid to make for easy organization
• For 1/2″ drive sockets
Tool Organization Systems, Wall Control Galvanized Steel Wall Mount Pegboard
Take control of your garage with this pre-made metal pegboard system. Wall mounted galvanized steel pegboard tool organization system. Easy to install with pre-drilled holes 16″ on center.
High strength steel pegboard designed to organize more than just tools. Specialty Wall Control hooks, holders and shelves are also available for the ultimate in garage organization.
• Accepts standard 1/4″ pegboard pegs
• Easy wall mount installation
• Accepts Wall Control slotted pegs and tool accessories
• Steel Pegboard system, Made in the USA
Toolbox Organization Systems, Portable Tool Cart
The C41H tool trolley cart is a premium modular cart featuring sliding drawers, high quality plastic wheels and removable tool box.
Toolbox Organization Systems, Tips to Organize your Garage
Build a Pegboard Tool Storage Rack
What is pegboard?
Pegboard by description is a sheet of wood or metal with uniformly drilled holes designed to accept pegs. These pegs can then be used to organize all types of things like tools, extension cords, paper towels, lights etc.
Here is a great Video by Craftsman on How To Make a Pegboard for Tools
Build your own wall mounted garage tool organizer with Wall Control
Wall Control has made it easy to build your own peg board using their modular pegboard system. Their metal backing board is 10 times stronger than standard pegboard sheets and their slotted attachments makes setup a breeze.
Step 1: Start with a Wall Control galvanized panel (available in many sizes and colors)
Step 2: Choose your accessories. Wall Control makes a wide assortment of hooks, shelf’s and bins
Step 3: Mount your metal panel to a solid backing surface. Wall studs are great for this.
Step 4: Set your hooks into the backing plate and start organizing!
To get started check out the Wall Control featured item below.
Build your own shelves out of wood (premium pine is my choice)
Not a fan of pegboard style organization?
Consider building your own shelves out of wood. With a trip to the local hardware store you can quickly pick up the wood, brackets and a few screws to build your own garage shelves in a few hours.
Premium pine boards are a great choice for simple shelves and require minimal prep work. Sure, you will pay more but they typically come pretty straight, pre-sanded and ready for stain.
TIP: Bring in your measurements and most hardware stores will even cut the boards for you at no additional charge.
For my project I was looking for a solution to organize spray paint cans, lubricants, cleaners, protectors and all the other bottled products that have cluttered up my work space. It also was quite the hassle trying to locate a specific can searching deep within cabinets.
By placing all these products up on wooden shelves (labels facing OUT) it is very easy to find exactly what you are looking for. Even better, when you are done just return the can to the open spot on the shelf.