There are a lot of things that you need for your car. So, how do you organize it all? And how does this relate to your garage? It’s no secret that organizational systems work best when tailored to the owner and the items being stored. The first step is to figure out what tools and equipment you have (or want) in order to be able to plan for them.
1. Identify Tools and Equipment
What tools do you use on a regular basis when working on your car? Think about your everyday tasks, such as checking fluids, checking tire pressure and oil levels, changing a tire, etc. Also, think about what tools are specific for different tasks.
2. Categorize Your Tools and Equipment
The second step is to categorize your tools and equipment logically, so you can see what you have, who has it, and what’s available for use. Different people will have different ideas about categorizing the tools in their cars. Some people will organize by type (e.g., jack, lug wrench), while other people will organize by function (e.g., car jack with a stand, lug wrench with ratchet).
3. Inventory Your Tools
Make a record of your tools and equipment, including a photo of each one, the name on the tool if it has one, any identifying numbers or letters on the tool, and where you purchased it. Include a photo of each tool if its name is in English. Photographs help you to identify the tools even if you haven’t used them recently.
4. Plan Organizing Strategies
Once you have your tools and equipment in order, it’s time to start thinking about how best to organize it all in your garage as well as how to store it, move it around, or what other options might work better. There are several options for organizing and storing these items. Before you decide, you need to consider your tools and tools. If your tools are in good shape and well taken care of, they will last much longer. They can rust or corrode if they aren’t kept well guarded against the elements.
5. Create Storage Areas
There are several ways to organize your tools: by type of tool (jack, lug wrench, socket wrench, etc.), by size/shape (in trays), or by function (screwdriver, flat-head, and Phillips head, etc.). You may need more than one area to organize your car tools and equipment in the garage. Consider storing specialty items, such as small parts or paint supplies, in cabinets or other areas that are out of the way.
6. Plan a Workstation
Create a workstation or a place where you do all of your car maintenance tasks. If you have enough room, you might consider having two different work areas for different types of tasks (e.g., checking tires versus changing an alternator). It may be helpful to label each compartment in the storage area with the tools that belong in that compartment.
In conclusion, the six suggestions above are a good way to organize your car tools and equipment. To begin, identify what you have, who has it, and how to organize it in a logical way that shows what’s available.