Whether your workshop be primarily used for mechanical work, carpentry, electrical work, or just a place to experiment, keeping a clean working area is vital to doing efficient work. When things are more organized, it’s easier to find the tools that you may need and ignore what you don’t need. You also might be surprised at how much more free space you have after things are put away neatly and organized.
A Clean Place To Work
Besides organization, cleanliness is incredibly important to running a workshop to its fullest capabilities. In order to stay as clean as possible, be sure to clean up messes as soon as they are made with wiping rags and cleaner. This avoids stains from setting in from messes such as oil or paint spills. Keep rags, paper towels, and cleaner handy at all times so that you can easily clean up any mess and quickly get back to work.
Tool Boxes and Peg Boards
Keeping tool boxes organized make work quicker and tools easier to find. Properly label your tool boxes so that you can differentiate between them and what’s inside. Peg boards are a great installment for hanging frequently used tools like screwdrivers and pliers. Placing a peg board above your work bench or station will put tools just in your reach for easy accessibility.
Wires and Cords
Tangled wires and cords is often a problem most people run into in their work stations. A quick tip for organizing cords and wires properly is placing them, wrapped neatly, in cardboard tubes like an empty toilet paper tube. Easy accesses and nothing will be knotted or tangled as they’re all separated.
An unorganized working area can be time consuming and dangerous, follow these tips for a cleaner area and a better working experience.