14 DIY Tool Storage Hacks

Get (and keep) your workspace organized with these genius DIY storage solutions.

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PVC Pencil Holder

This pencil/marker/tool holder was made by gluing together seven 4" sections of 2" PVC pipe. You can easliy add to this PVC pyramid as your pencil and marker collection grows.

Shoe Rack Spray Paint Holder

Repurpose a hanging shoe rack into a spray paint holder. The pockets are the perfect size for a can of spray paint and other paint accessories. 

PVC Tape Holder

Got rolls of tape but can't find the right one for the job when needed? Slide rolls of tape onto a piece of 1/2" PVC tubing and mount onto a pegboard for an easy tape dispencer that takes seconds to assemble.

Tool Bucket

Create a portable tool bucket by drilling holes in the lid of a left over paint bucket or one from a home improvement store. The holes should be large enough to fit your tools with out them falling through. The inside of the bucket can be used for larger tools or supplies.

Screwdriver Holder

Line up your screwdrivers for easy access. A spare piece of 2x2 was attached to the side of a work bench with holes drilled through it (large enough to fit the metal part of the screwdrivers). Insert screw drivers and you are ready to go!

Carabiner Wrench Holder

Hang carabiners from a pegboard or hook near your work table to hold your wrenches.

Upcycled Ruler Tape Measure Clip

Keep your tape measures in place with this easy hack. An old metal ruler was repurposed by attaching it to two wooden cleats at either end. The ruler is the perfect thickness to securly hold tape measure clips.

Jar Twine Dispenser

Punch a hole or use a canning jar lid with a hole in it to store twine. Feed the end of the twine through the hole for a no-fuss dispenser.

Binder Clip Hardware Holder

Use binder clips to keep track of small hardware pieces like washers and bolts. If you want to be super ogranized, add a label to one side of the metal ring that denotes the size of the washer or bolt.

Foam Sharp Tool Holder

This tool holder was made from a spare piece of thick insulation glued to a board. Jab drill bits and other sharp tool into the foam board for easy access and cleanup.

Plier and Clamp Rail

This simple rail was constructed by using a spare piece of wood slat about 1/4" thick. It was mounted to the side of a work bench with wood cleats and is a perfect place to keep track of your pliers and clamps.

Small Accessories Holder

Keeping track of small accessories can be a nightmare. A small section of insulation foam and a resuable plastic storage container are perfect for keeping small accessories in place. Cut a piece of insulation foam to the same size of the plastic container and then press each accessory piece into the foam. The foam will take on the shape of the piece, making it a custom fit.

Magnet Hardware Holder

Upcycle old spice tins and a magnetic knife holder to keep your hardware in order.

Outline It

If you want to make sure all tools go back in their proper places, outline the shape of each tool on a pegboard. Now there's no excuse for those who borrow a tool not to put it back in the correct spot.

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