Due to the amount of DIY tasks we are undertaking, we have accumulated quite a few supplies. Our small toolbox is completely overflowing and impossible to keep tidy. To make a start organising our chaos, we decided to sort all the different types of nails and screws.
We use empty take away boxes to store all of our bits and pieces. Although we don’t order takeaways very often, they accumulate quite quickly as every item always seems to be in a separate box. They are the ideal size for screws and other bits and pieces. And even better, they are free.
Initially I just used some masking tape to label them. It worked fine, but it looked a bit messy and because of the amount of boxes, it wasn’t easy to keep an overview of the different materials.
I designed a quick label to make things a bit tidier and easier for us to find what we are looking for, then I printed the labels, cut them out with a craft knife and glued them to the plastic containers.
And here they are. Hopefully they will help us keep things more organised.
The large letter symbolises the type of content (N for Nail, S for Screw and so on, you get the idea) and the small print goes into more detail.
If you have any ideas on how to get our tool box sorted, let us know!
PS. You can download the template for the little labels we used here.