Tips for Organizing a Workbench

Both Work Benches in the Garage

Any owner of a workbench knows it’s important property. Or at least it used to be. Hours upon hours were spent there when you first got it. Nobody was allowed near it. And then over the years, things changed. Suddenly, it has turned to the go-to table for anything and everything. Laundry detergent? Leave it on the work bench. The old television? To the work bench it goes. Take a second to think about how much more productive you can be with a clean work bench. Get organized!

Get Rid Of Garbage!

A dirty work bench usually means a generally messy work area. If you’ve got any empty cans and other garbage, throw it all away. Any tools you never use? Toss them or donate them. If you’ve got a lot of papers lying around, try using a whiteboard instead! Then move on to everything around the work bench. It’s almost inevitable that you’ll have boxes lying around, scraps of wood on the floor, etc. It’s probably making it difficult to move around. Throw these items away or move them to a completely different area.

Use Pegboards And Shelves

Shelves are key for any organizational project. The best place to build shelving is usually right under the workbench. Say goodbye to all of your equipment sitting on the floor in a tangled mess. You can also add shelving to a pegboard – which of course, you probably already have. But it might be time to reevaluate. Consider buying a bigger pegboard, and/or placing it a little bit higher on the wall. You don’t want it to interfere with anything in your work area. Just make sure it’s not too high, because dropping tools would not be fun!

Give Items Their Own Spot

You need to make sure everything has its own spot. For instance, drills can be lined up along one shelf. Boxes of nails can be stacked on another. Consider buying drawers for smaller items so they’re not sitting everywhere. At the end of the day, make sure you put things back where they belong. It only takes an extra minute or two, and your bench will look better all the time.

All of this may seem like a lot of work, but you can turn it into an enjoyable experience. Put on some good tunes, set a few hours aside, and go to town. You’ll be extremely satisfied with the result. You might even be tempted to get right to building.

Eric is the owner of J&L Moving Supplies. You can find him on , Facebook or Twitter, so be sure to connect with him!

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