Best Tool Storage For Your Garage Or Workshop

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.
Garage tool storage doesn't have to be frustrating!

One of the reasons my garage was a huge mess was because I didn't have a proper system to store all the tools I've been collecting lately. At the end of last year I built a cabinet to store drills and batteries, and it's been a life saver to keep both, drills and batteries in one place + an easy way to charge those batteries. You can check that built right HERE.

However, I still had trouble trying to keep all the small tools and tool accessories, organized. Why? Because I didn't have the proper storage solutions for those tools. Would you believe it if I told you, this plastic organizer you see in the picture below, was what I've been using for the past 10 years to store scissors, blades for many of my tools, chisels, gloves, etc. etc.

YEP.  Pitiful. 😔

THE BEFORE
Imagine my joy when this big box arrived last week!
Unpacking my new Husky tool chest was easy. It was already assembled.

You can check this video of me taking it out of that box right HERE.


Look at this gorgeous, shiny and sturdy tool chest! 
The handle and the cord wrap brackets were the only parts I had to install.
Oh, and I also had to place the 14 Premium drawer liners in each drawer.
The quality of this workbench is exceptional. The drawers are spacious, easy to roll out. The finish, as you can see, is beautiful. The entire chest is very sturdy and yet easy to maneuver thanks to the six large, 5 In. x 2 In. swivel casters.

HERE ARE SOME OF ITS FEATURES

This workbench is 24 in. deep, which is 6 in. deeper than most standard rolling tool cabinets, providing more usable storage space that is strong enough to support 1,600 lbs. and has 31,721 cu. in. capacity.
The 1 in. thick solid wood top is sealed with a protective polyurethane coating to protect it from the elements. 

Each drawer is equipped with 100 lbs rated ball bearing slides. The 2 deeper bottom drawers have double 100 lb. rated slides to enable you to store your heavier bulk items.
  • Drawer dimensions left side: 3 drawers 16 in. W x 21.8 in. D x 2 in. H - 3 drawers 16 in. W x 21.8 in. D x 3 in. H - bottom drawer 16 in. W x 21.8 in. D x 10.6 H - right side: 6 drawers 41 in. W x 21.8 in. D x 3 in. H - bottom right drawer 41 in. W x 21.8 in. D x 7.5 in. H
  • Full extension 100 lb. rated ball bearing drawer slides
  • Heavy-duty, 21-Gauge steel construction
  • All-welded steel construction with an industrial powder-coated finish
  • 1 in. thick solid woodwork surface with protective coating
  • 5 in. x 2 in. casters; 2 swivel and 4 swivel casters with brake
  • 6-outlet and 2 USB sockets power center built into side wall
  • Large push bar, steel tubular side handle
  • Workbench comes with fully assembled casters for customer convenience
  • Internal keyed locking system (with 2 provided keys)provides added security
  • Premium drawer liners included
  • Product dimensions with 3.25 in. W handle (approximate): 65.25 in. W x 24 in. D x 37.7 in H and weighs around 330 lbs.
HUSKY 62 In. W 14-Drawer, Deep Tool Chest Mobile Workbench |

Guys, the following day I set plenty of time to go gather most of the tools I had around the garage. I sent may tools to the basement while the cleaning and organizing is done here in the garage.
While working on organizing those tools, I got my MILWAUKEE M18 Lithium-Ion Cordless PACKOUT Radio/Speaker with Built in Charger - And man, I had a party in here!!  🎵
The sound is awesome!

Milwaukee radio speaker with built-in charger
MILWAUKEE PACKOUT Radio/Speaker | 
The Milwaukee PACKOUT radio + charger is the Ultimate job-site sound system. Fully compatible with all PACKOUT storage system solutions. This 10 speaker sound system delivers 360° sound.
It delivers full range connectivity with Bluetooth 4.2, an auxiliary input and an AM/FM radio. The Bluetooth speaker also features a built-in M18 charger. This heavy-duty job-site radio has a 2.1 Ah USB output to keep M18 batteries and mobile devices  charged all day long.

I had lots of fun organizing most of my small tools, and here I want to show you how the big drawers are looking now:

DRAWER No. 1

This is the one to store all the drill bits - On the right side I stored some hand tools.
RYOBI Multi-Material Drill and Drive Kit | RYOBI Impact Rated Driving Kit | Milwaukee Cobalt Drill Bit Set | 

DRAWER No. 2

This second drawer is for spade bits as well as measuring and leveling tools. Laser levels, stud finders, digital measure are in here.
|  BOSCH Spade Bit Set | Bosch Carbide Tipped Drill Bit Set  |  Bosch Laser Level | Laser Distance Measurer | Zircon Stud Finder |

DRAWER No. 3

The third drawer is the Dremel drawer. All the Dremel accessories and blades are stored in here.

I have a good stash of my favorite Multi-Max 1-1/2 in. Oscillating tool Universal Carbide  Flush Cutting Blades. I like to have plenty of these blades because they're good to cut through most materials.. Wood, metal, plastic, cement.  Whenever I'm going through a renovation, I almost always need my oscillating tool to get me out of trouble!
| Dremel Oscillating Tool Universal Carbide Blade for Wood, Metal & Cement |

DRAWER No. 4

Cutting devices, blades and small tools to work with glass are stored here in drawer number four.


DRAWER No. 5

Kreg tools and clamps are in drawer number five. I know I have some more Kreg tools somewhere, it's just a matter of finding them. ;)
| Kreg Rip-Cut | Kreg Right Angle Clamp | Kreg Face Clamp | Kreg Shelf Pin Jig |

DRAWER No. 6

Impact sockets and my beloved mechanics tool set are in this drawer.
Husky Thin Wall Deep Impact Socket Set SAE Husky Deep SAE Impact Socket Set | Husky Deep Metric Impact Socket Set | Milwaukee 1/2 in.  Mechanics Tool Set  |

DRAWER No. 7

I used the deepest drawer to store some small tools... The Kreg jig, the Dremel rotary tool, Multi-Max, Saw Max, etc.
| MILWAUKEE 3/8" Extended Reach Ratchet Kit | DREMEL Saw-MaxDREMEL Multi-Max |  | Kreg Jig |

All the other drawers on the left are still empty. I need to bring tools from the basement, but that's going to happen much later when I finish organizing the garage.

I'm in love with the solid wood top!

Without a doubt,  I'm a happy girl these days!! :)

My recommendations for the best tool storage chest, if you happen to be in the market for one...

  • Find out what type of tools you need to store in the chest. -large, medium or small size tools?
  • If all the tools are comparable in size, maybe you need a tool chest with similar size drawers.
  • Measure the tools and pay attention to the size of the drawers on the tool chests you're contemplating. Husky tool chests come in many varieties... Deep pockets, shallow pockets, a mix of both, etc.
  • Most drawers in the tool chest I got are very shallow, which is exactly what I needed... Storage for small tools and parts.
  • Tools are heavy! Go for a sturdy chest.
  • Casters make all the difference. Make sure they're strong and can be locked.
  • You can also choose among many finishes.. Black, white, silver, red.
  • Many finishes also for the top... Wooden, metal, flip-top, etc.



GET THEM HERE:
HUSKY 62 In. W 14-Drawer, Deep Tool Chest Mobile Workbench | MILWAUKEE PACKOUT Radio/Speaker




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