Make A Custom Foam Inset To Organise Your Tool Chest

Tool organisation is an ongoing challenge. One way to battle the scourge of misplaced tools is to create a cosy bed for your most frequently used tools to live in.

Tool chests are great for keeping your hand tools stored safely away, but they do little to help you organise them once they are in the drawer. In fact, the smooth surface of a drawer bottom causes even more of a mess, as your tools get jostled around each time you open it.

Toolbox liners can be effective, but a carved-out foam inset is the best way to keep your tools snug and organised. When one goes missing, you know exactly which one due to the shape of the cut out.

Check out the video above which details how to make a foam inset. Start with layered foam sheets or opt for closed-cell foam inserts. Gather the tools you wish to store, a permanent marker and a box cutter. This technique isn’t limited to a toolbox. Foam insets can be used for any drawer in your home.

Tool Organisation [Nik Sek via YouTube]

Comments

Show more comments

Log in to comment on this story!