Tool Organizers Buying Guide

You've bought your tools—now you need to figure out where to put them all. Tool organizers can help you keep your tools in order and within easy reach. Use this buying guide to learn more about the various types of tool organizers available and determine which kind is right for you.

Types of Tool Organizers

Types of Tool Organizers

Take an inventory of the tools you have in your possession before shopping. This will be a big factor in helping you determine which type of organizer is best for your storage needs. Some tool organizers are designed to be stationary, while others are portable. Some organizers can hold a handful of essential tools, while more extensive storage systems can help you outfit a deluxe home workshop. Here's a look at the most common options available.

Bucket Organizer

This type of tool organizer is made from a rugged fabric or polyester bag that is placed inside a 5-gallon bucket (usually purchased separately). Lightweight and inexpensive, bucket organizers often have multiple pockets, leaving tools sorted and neatly arranged yet visible. Because a bucket organizer is not enclosed, privacy and security can be a concern. And if tipped or knocked over, its contents can spill.

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Organized Living
$9.51 $9.47

The Organized Living freedomRail Shelf Locator creates a secure bond between your freedomRail shelf and the bracket (sold separate...ly). It's ideal to use when installing a shelf that may be in a high traffic area. Use it two ways: simply adhere the locator to the wood shelf by peeling off the adhesive cover or use the included wood screws to connect the shelf locator to the shelf. Both applications allow for adjustability. read more

Organized Living
$47.18 $36.17

From ice skates to roller skates to rollerblades, the Organized Living Activity Organizer Skate Rack and Basket keeps them readily... at hand for your next fun excursion. Simply attach the Skate Rack and Basket to an Activity Organizer Wire Grid (sold separately) or mount it directly to the garage wall to create a space saving storage solution that keeps your blades and wheels protected. Each rack stores 2 pair of skates and skating accessories. read more

Organized Living
$52.11 $38.46

The Organized Living Activity Organizer Wire Grid is used to mount Activity Organizer components to the garage wall to create an a...djustable and space saving storage solution for you and your family. Adjust and readjust Grid components as your needs change. The Grid is made from heavy duty steel and finished with a durable epoxy coat for a lifetime of use. read more

Organized Living
$30.76 $27.00

The Organized Living Activity Organizer Racquet Rack mounts to an Activity Organizer Wire Grid (sold separately) or directly to a ...garage wall to create a space saving storage area. The rack stores up to 7 racquets and 2 cans of balls, eliminating clutter in the garage and protecting your valuable equipment. The rack is built to last a lifetime of backhands and volleys; constructed of heavy duty steel with a durable, epoxy coating. read more

Toolbox

Typically this type of organizer is constructed from heavy plastic or metal and contains inner compartments. Some models contain trays with spaces or sections designed for specific tools. And some come with several stacked drawers. Toolboxes are easily transported around the house or to various job sites.

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The Original Pink Box
$43.23 $43.22

This 30-Piece Tool Set includes the basics you'll need for everyday repair tasks. Pink accented soft-grip handles are comfortable ...to use. The wide mouth canvas bag is a roomy 12 inches with 24 total inside and outside pockets and padded web carry handles. This unique set is a perfect gift for someone moving into a new home or going off to college. Keep one at the house, one in the car and one at the workplace and you'll always be ready. Set includes: 12oz Hammer, 16-foot tape measure, 6-inch needle nose pliers, 6-inch slip joint pliers, 8pc hex key wrench set (SAE: 1/16, 5/64, 3/32, 1/8, 5/32, 3/16, 7/32, and 1/4 inch), bit driver, 19pc 1-inch bits set with 1-inch extension bar, 4 precision screwdrivers (Phillips #0 and #1, slotted 2.4 and 3.0mm), and one pink and black 12 inch canvas bag. Get the job done in style with The Original Pink Box. Call 951-296-1359 for questions or parts and service. read more

Williams
$101.58

5-Piece set. Metric/MM. High polish chrome finish. Comes with Roll Pouch. 7mm x 8mm, 9mm x 10mm, 11mm x 12mm, 13mm x 14mm, 15mm x ...17mm Allows fast removal of fasteners with a ratcheting action at each end Flat handle allows access to tight clearance areas Ideal for long bolt through applications and is metric, Manufacturer: Snap-on Industrial Brand JH Williams read more

Williams
$104.16 $103.99

Allows fast removal of fasteners with a ratcheting action at each end Ideal for long "bolt-through" applications. Flat handle allo...ws access to tight clearance areas. read more

Craftsman
$21.66 $21.61

Craftsman M10030A48 Tool Box Lock Set. Tool box lock set includes four parts. Fits Craftsman model 306.599751. 4-Inch long, 3-Inch... wide, and 2-Inch high. Package weight of this item is 2-Pound. Craftsman - America's Most Trusted Tool Brand - is characterized by durability, innovation and consistency. From hand tools to power tools and from lawn & garden equipment to tool chests and other storage solutions, Craftsman products are built to last and designed to give you the confidence to complete any project no matter the size. read more

Tool Chest

This type of tool organizer has drawers and often a lid that hinges open. Some models are designed with a top chest that sits on a cabinet that also has multiple drawers or doors. Typically this type of organizer is modular, allowing other pieces to be added to create a bigger unit (often referred to as a combo tool chest). A professional-level tool chest will have more extensive features that provide additional protection and sturdiness. Most are made from metal—often steel. Some feature locks on each drawer for additional security. More costly than other types of organizers, tool chests sometimes come with multiyear warranties.

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Craftsman
$17.95 $17.78

Craftsman 27852 Left Slide Assembly for Tool Box or Tool Chest. Left slide assembly is used on toolbox/tool chest. Fits Craftsman ...model 706.132880 and multiple Craftsman models. 9-Inch long, 5-Inch wide, and 3-Inch high. Package weight of this item is 3-Pound. Craftsman - America's Most Trusted Tool Brand - is characterized by durability, innovation and consistency. From hand tools to power tools and from lawn & garden equipment to tool chests and other storage solutions, Craftsman products are built to last and designed to give you the confidence to complete any project no matter the size. read more

Viper Tool Storage
$289.99 $193.56

This 26-inch 2-drawer middle chest by Viper tool Storage is built to last from 304 stainless steel. Each drawer offers 70-pound ca...pacity, full extension, ball bearing slides with rubber detents that help prevent them from drifting open. Full length, extruded aluminum drawer pulls are sturdy and easy to grip. The locking system secures both drawers at their slides with the turn of just one key. Heavy-duty construction makes this intermediate chest appropriate anywhere, from home to the workplace. Use as a standalone unit or match with our 26-inch 5-drawer rolling cabinet and 3-drawer top chest. Dimensions (inches): Overall 26.62 W x 12.25 D x 9.75 H; Drawer dimensions 22.62 W x 10.62 D x 2.25 H; Weight 27 pounds. Limited lifetime warranty. read more

Craftsman
$21.66 $21.61

Craftsman M10030A48 Tool Box Lock Set. Tool box lock set includes four parts. Fits Craftsman model 306.599751. 4-Inch long, 3-Inch... wide, and 2-Inch high. Package weight of this item is 2-Pound. Craftsman - America's Most Trusted Tool Brand - is characterized by durability, innovation and consistency. From hand tools to power tools and from lawn & garden equipment to tool chests and other storage solutions, Craftsman products are built to last and designed to give you the confidence to complete any project no matter the size. read more

Craftsman
$14.68

Craftsman M10030A32 Tool Cart Lock Set. This lock set is used on tool cart. Fits Craftsman model 706.597830. Replaces part number ...M10030A9. 4-Inch long, 3-Inch wide, and 1-Inch high. Package weight of this item is 1-Pound. Craftsman - America's Most Trusted Tool Brand - is characterized by durability, innovation and consistency. From hand tools to power tools and from lawn & garden equipment to tool chests and other storage solutions, Craftsman products are built to last and designed to give you the confidence to complete any project no matter the size. read more

Truck Toolbox

Designed to fit in a truck bed, this type of tool organizer can be placed just behind the cab, along the side of the bed, on the tailgate, or connected to the hitch. The number of tools you want to store and the size of the truck bed will be factors in selecting a specific model. Some truck toolboxes provide only an oversize, open area for storage, while others are compartmentalized with shelves, drawers, or other features. Often a truck toolbox locks for security.

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Wall Decor Plus More
$29.99 $29.80

Laundry Sorting Life's Problems One Load At A Time - Vinyl Wall Decal Laundry QuoteAdd a little humor to your Laundry Room with th...is elegant quote and scroll designThe long size of this design make it a perfect fit above your washer and dryer This Wall Decal Sticker is safe for Home Decor use, is easily removable without harming your wall surface but is not reusable.Our wall decals are ready to apply upon delivery, with the application tape already in placeThe matte finish of our wall decals makes it look like it is painted on!Detailed application instructions included.Our Wall Decal Stickers are die-cut decals - they are NOT a printed design on a clear plastic piece.Wall Decals can be applied to any smooth or semi-smooth surface. A squeegee is a handy tool to have for application.Exclusive of Wall Decor Plus More and Made in the USA. read more

Marathon
$18.99 $16.50

Replacing equipment tires is easy with the Marathon Hand Truck / Utility Cart Tire and Inner Tube. The tire is 8.5" in diameter an...d is compatible with many types of utility equipment such as smaller hand trucks (dollies) and most types of utility carts featuring a rigid or swivel caster. Note: not for highway use. The Marathon brand features a full line of air filled and flat free tire and wheel assemblies for lawn and garden and commercial/industrial equipment. This includes universal fit and exact match options to accommodate nearly every application. Count on Marathon for quality, easy-to-install products at a great value. read more

SOTECH
$35.00

Personal Electronics Pouch. Fits iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and similarily sized devices (with or without slim case). Ma...gnetic closure makes the pouch easy to access. Pouch is compatible with MOLLE / PALS and pants belt. Pouch is padded and also features external loop for patches and external pouches. read more

The Original Pink Box
$43.23 $43.22

This 30-Piece Tool Set includes the basics you'll need for everyday repair tasks. Pink accented soft-grip handles are comfortable ...to use. The wide mouth canvas bag is a roomy 12 inches with 24 total inside and outside pockets and padded web carry handles. This unique set is a perfect gift for someone moving into a new home or going off to college. Keep one at the house, one in the car and one at the workplace and you'll always be ready. Set includes: 12oz Hammer, 16-foot tape measure, 6-inch needle nose pliers, 6-inch slip joint pliers, 8pc hex key wrench set (SAE: 1/16, 5/64, 3/32, 1/8, 5/32, 3/16, 7/32, and 1/4 inch), bit driver, 19pc 1-inch bits set with 1-inch extension bar, 4 precision screwdrivers (Phillips #0 and #1, slotted 2.4 and 3.0mm), and one pink and black 12 inch canvas bag. Get the job done in style with The Original Pink Box. Call 951-296-1359 for questions or parts and service. read more

Wall-Mount Organizer

If space is of concern, consider a tool organizer that mounts to a wall. This type of organizer keeps tools in order and within easy reach, yet out of the way of work surfaces. Wall-mount tool organizers offer versatility, allowing you to store tools multiple ways. Pegboard panels in particular are available with various accessories, such as screwdriver holders, hammer holders, U-hooks, and brackets.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

When it comes to selecting the right tool organizer, you'll want to first consider the number and type of tools you need to store. You'll also want to think about how and where you use the tools. Will you be working in one place, or do you need to move your tools around the house or to another location? Will you be bringing your toolbox outside, or will it stay inside? The answers to these questions can help you choose a storage system that will best suit your needs.

Hardware

Tool organizers will obviously store your tools, but you'll also need a place for screws, nuts, bolts, or nails. If both tools and hardware are in one spot, you'll have everything you need for a project close at hand and easily accessible. Some organizers have built-in compartments to house hardware, while others allow additional containers to be added.

Material

Tool organizers are made from various materials, such as metal, stainless steel, or wood. If there is a chance your tool organizer will be exposed to the elements, you'll want to find an organizer constructed of a material that is durable and long-lasting. Some materials, such as stainless steel, are more resistant to rust and easier to clean.

Portability

How, when, and where you use tools should factor into the type of tool organizer you choose. Some organizers are portable, which enables them to be easily transported from location to location. Even if you plan to just work with your tools at home, you may still have the need for limited portability.

Weight

Consider the weight of the tools you'll place in the organizer, and be sure to note the weight limit of the organizer itself before purchasing. The organizer may have enough space to fit several tools in a single drawer, but the drawer itself may not be able to support the weight of all those tools combined. Some organizers have larger drawers with the option for two sets of drawer slides, which essentially doubles the overall weight they can support.

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Performance Tool
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Organized Living
$47.18 $36.17

From ice skates to roller skates to rollerblades, the Organized Living Activity Organizer Skate Rack and Basket keeps them readily... at hand for your next fun excursion. Simply attach the Skate Rack and Basket to an Activity Organizer Wire Grid (sold separately) or mount it directly to the garage wall to create a space saving storage solution that keeps your blades and wheels protected. Each rack stores 2 pair of skates and skating accessories. read more

Craftsman
$21.66 $21.61

Craftsman M10030A48 Tool Box Lock Set. Tool box lock set includes four parts. Fits Craftsman model 306.599751. 4-Inch long, 3-Inch... wide, and 2-Inch high. Package weight of this item is 2-Pound. Craftsman - America's Most Trusted Tool Brand - is characterized by durability, innovation and consistency. From hand tools to power tools and from lawn & garden equipment to tool chests and other storage solutions, Craftsman products are built to last and designed to give you the confidence to complete any project no matter the size. read more

Apollo Tools
$27.98 $26.99

The Pink 53 Piece Household Tool Kit with Tool Box contains all the tools needed for most repairs around the home. The tools are h...eat treated and chrome plated to resist corrosion, and come in a handy tool box which conveniently stores tools for quick access. Tool kit contains: 6" Adjustable Wrench, 6" Long Nose Pliers, 8 oz Claw Hammer, 9" Level, Voltage Tester, Bit Driver, 12ft (3.5m) Tape Measure, Six Precision Screwdrivers: #1, #0; 1.4mm, 2.0mm, 2.4mm, 3.0mm; Four SAE Combination Wrenches: 3/8", 7/16", 1/2", 9/16"; Eight SAE Hex Keys: 1/16", 5/64", 3/32", 1/8", 5/32", 3/16", 7/32", 1/4"; Eight Metric Hex Keys: 1.5mm, 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm; Ten 1" Bits: 1/8", 5/32", 3/16", 1/4"; PH1, PH2, PH3; PZ1, PZ2, PZ3; Ten 1" Bits: T10, T15, T20, T25, T27, T30; 1/8", 5/32", 3/16", 1/4". Plus, 75 cents from each purchase is used to help fund breast cancer awareness initiatives. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide. read more

Wall Pops
$26.99 $21.73

With a champagne infused taupe hue, shimmery gem accents and a cultured medallion design, the Kolkata is a sophisticated choice. P...lan your whole month on this lovely organization kit, which includes a dry-erase calendar, message board, weekly planner and a convenient cork board. This beautiful peel and stick kit keeps you on schedule and adds an attractive focal point to the wall. Each of the organizer kit pieces are 13" x 13" and the set includes a dry-erase marker and snazzy jewel accents. read more

Klein Tools
$50.91 $49.98

The Klein JTH410E 10-Piece SAE Journeyman T-Handle Set features a T-Handle design that delivers more torque to the fasteners. The ...part number and hex size appear on each handle for positive identification. Other features include: Molded-in finger grooves for comfort. Treated steel for rust and corrosion resistance. Color-coded handles - blue for metric, black for Inch. Soft touch grips for maximum control and comfort. Metal stand keeps tools organized. Blade Length: 4-Inch. Contents: Klein part numbers JTH4E06, JTH4E07, JTH4E08, JTH4E09, JTH4E10, JTH4E11, JTH4E12, JTH4E13, JTH4E14, and JTH4E15. Safety information: Always wear approved eye protection. NOT insulated - will NOT protect against electrical shock. read more

Wall Pops
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Taking a floral theme to contemporary heights, this chic flower themed kit will energize the room while keeping your entire schedu...le on track! A vivid palette of black graphics with aqua and pink accents blossoms a pop-art meadow of fashionable flowers across theory-erase message board, weekly planner, and monthly calendar. A black framed cork board with 6 cute pins is the perfect final touch to this organization kit. Each of the organizer kit pieces are 13" x 13". read more

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