Keeping your husband’s workshop clean and organized can be tough. Here are some great tips to help keep your workshop clean and not lose your mind or items while trying to do DIY.
How to Keep Your Workshop Clean and Organized
People have workshops in almost every country. It might be a ‘man cave’ where a husband retreats for some time alone or a place devoted to someone’s hobbies and pastimes. Alternatively, it could be the base for DIY including their home, car, and garden maintenance. Professionals use them too, be it for wood or metal work, mechanical tasks, and more.
One thing’s for sure: they can quickly become cramped and untidy. When space is at a premium the issue can become even more pronounced. It can be hard to find things and even harder to know where to put them afterward. Perhaps you are about to start a new project but have been lamenting the state of your workshop. If this is the case, this article can provide you with the necessary strategies to get everything straight.
Use Extension Cords
Sometimes the electric sockets are in the wrong place and you need to use a tool at the other end of the workshop. Other than calling in an electrician, a cord could be the solution. If it has a retractable reel you may be able to lock it at any point to reduce the chance of it getting tangled up.
If it comes with a mounting bracket you may be able to attach it to your wall or bench. This can be space-saving and provide a secure location for it.
Create Different Zones
This would depend on the size of your workshop. If it’s large enough you could have different areas and workstations devoted to different things.
You could keep your mechanical tools and materials in one place and your woodworking tools and materials in another.
Make Your Own Furniture
Fitted bedrooms and kitchens maximize space and exploit things like recesses and corners.
If you are handy with wood, why not create some boxes and cabinets that are custom designed for your workshop? You could install storage equipment under your bench as well as overhead.
This can make the most of your empty wall space and reduce the amount of stuff you keep on the workbench or floor. It would be highly visible and accessible, and easy for you to return things once you’ve finished.
A screwdriver rack could be wall-mounted as well, keeping them securely in size order.
The best course of action is to totally empty your workshop and clean it thoroughly. Then only return the items that aren’t obsolete, useless, or broken. Make sure everything has a home to go to – be it a tub, box, shelf, rack, or cabinet. If you are too busy to declutter or don’t have the inclination, do it a bit at a time.
Once you’ve finished, be sure to label everything. Try and resist the urge to go back to your ‘old ways’ and make the place untidy again. If everything is stored where it should be, it will always be there when you most need it. Then you can focus on the tasks at hand and enjoy the fruit of all your hard work.