DIY: Tool Storage Ideas

On the first Friday of every month, instead of talking about plants, we look at a simple DIY project that you can do around your home or garden.

Last Saturday, Mark gave a workshop entitled ‘Essential Tools for Home Maintenance’. In that workshop he talked about the importance of having the “right tool for the right job” in order for the user to be safe. Another aspect of safety is to store each tool properly so that the user can find the right tool for the job and has easy access to that tool.

As a follow up to that workshop, the photo gallery below shows some of the ways Mark stores his tools. Some of these are specifically designed, like the containers to separate the files of by shape (flat, round, half round, triangular and square) in a dedicated draw, some are storage containers from the hardware store, some tools are stored in their own containers in drawers and the wall is Mark’s own DIY creation. Note the handles in the drawers all face the same way for easy access and the original blade covers on the chisels replaced after use.

If you have any questions on any particular storage method, or perhaps a more general question, you can easily get in touch with us by using the contact form.

DISCLAIMER: The ideas given in this blog post are for entertainment and/or information purposes only. Please do further research if you are unfamiliar with this kind of DIY project.

If you have a small DIY project that you are considering but have no idea how to go about it, contact Mark, 0414 304 963, send an email to or simply use our contact form to discuss your project.
Rates for Mark’s assistance will vary depending on how complicated the project is.
The initial discussion (up to thirty minutes) and quote (by phone, email, FaceTime or Zoom) is free.
If you live in the Emu Heights (NSW) area, Mark can attend your site in person.
Please note: Mark will not do the work for you but he will help you to ‘do it yourself’: plan, purchase materials and bring the project to completion.

Disclaimer: Mark has over forty years of handyman experience doing projects inside and outside the house, but he is not a qualified tradesman so is not able to give you advice on building codes or regulations nor is he covered by any tradies’ licence.

“You must have a licence before you do any residential building work in NSW, including minor maintenance and cleaning, valued at more than $5,000 (incl GST) in labour and materials.” NSW Department of Fair Trading


Published by Lynne

I'm one half of the partnership that owns "Hillside Homegrown and Handmade". We teach people how to develop food security by growing some of their own, learn basic handy-person skills to complete their own DIY projects and to live in a manner which is more sustainable for themselves, their families and the earth.

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