20 Amazing Storage Products from Harbor Freight
Harbor Freight is a gold mine of affordable equipment for the DIY enthusiast. Here are 20 items that can help you organize your work space.
Classic Tool Chest
The classic Harbor Freight tool box is a strong, dependable choice. Harbor Freight is known for well-built, affordable tool chests that can hold up to standard shop use.
There’s a reason this tool box is one of the 20 things DIYers should always buy at Harbor Freight. But to really make the most of the storage, you’ll need some accessories. To see them, read on.
Making the most of your tool chest by laying in these affordable and practical liners. Without a liner, the motion of opening and closing drawers will send whatever part you need into the back of the drawer, where you’ll fumble awkwardly for it.
Installation is as simple as measuring and cutting, just like installing a kitchen cabinet drawer liner. This protects the finish of your drawer and your tools.
Chest Drawer Compartment Organizers
After you install drawer liners, take it a step further with these drawer organizers. Don’t waste time searching for the right saw blade or your favorite calipers. Create the right place for your tools and they’ll always be close at hand.
By adding this storage upgrade, you’ll vastly increase the usable portion of the tool chest and spend more time actually working.
Put your protective gloves within easy reach with this wall-mounted dispenser. It’s magnetic, so it can attach to the side of your tool box or a metal shelving unit in your workshop. In additional to gloves, check out the other top safety gear every DIYer should own.
Magnetic Tool Holder
Sometimes you don’t want to hide your most frequently used tools, but you do want to keep your work space clear. You can have the best of both worlds by installing magnetic holder strips next to your work area. Need a tool? Just reach out and grab it!
Magnetic Wrist Band
If you’ve ever worked on a ladder, you know the feeling when a nut or screw falls from your fingers and disappears far below. Avoid the headache of climbing down and searching for a lost piece by picking up one of these magnetic wrist bands from Harbor Freight. Never lose track of small parts again.
Utility Blade Dispenser
Store your utility blades in this dispenser, keeping them sharp, safe and ready to swap out at a moment’s notice. The dispenser easily tucks into a tool bag or attaches to a magnetic strip near your work bench. Make sure you sharpen knife blades regularly and replace disposable blades as soon as they are dull.
Sometimes you need a dedicated set of tools over and over. Store those items together and close at hand with this mini-tool holder. Attach it to your belt or tuck it inside a larger storage container. It’s like a tiny tool bag on the go. Here are the top three tools that pros use regularly.
This tool roll-up is perfect for short, thin tools. It can store 14 tools in a small space without sacrificing order or ease of use.
Because the roll-up constricts air flow when drawn tight, you may consider dedicating a single pocket to a silicone desiccant. Grab it from factory packaging of a new tool, or make it yourself with kitty litter.
Vacuum Storage Bags
These vacuum storage bags can compress fluffy pillows, blankets, tarps or drop cloths while also wrapping them in a protective covering. All you need is a wet/dry vac or vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment. Store soft goods in as small of a space as possible, and stack them high and dry.
Portable Parts Case
If you need nuts, bolts or other small parts on the go, then check out this portable parts case. It features bins big enough to store most common fasteners. The lid seals tight to ensure the parts won’t slip and slide while you’re on the road. Once you have your small parts in order, here’s how to organize the rest of your equipment with these DIY garage storage ideas.
As you load it up, keep the weight of the parts in mind. Always keep the center of gravity low to the ground, and secure the bin to the floor or the wall so it doesn’t tip over.
Building storage shelves is a great idea that still eats up floor space. Make use of all that wall and ceiling area in your workshop by installing these storage hooks. Then you can hang almost anything — shovels, rakes, bikes, even scrap lumber.
After working on a project, collecting miscellaneous bits and pieces and putting them in the proper storage bin is a key step in the clean-up process. But all that collecting and organization takes time, so it’s tempting to skip. This funnel tray can make the process easy and efficient.
Locking Tool Cabinet
Everyone has a few tools too valuable or fragile to leave lying around. This wall-mounted locking tool cabinet will keep essential items locked and out of the hands of unauthorized users. Here’s how to beef up the security of your garage door.
Wood Tool Chest
Nothing is as beautiful and functional as a wood tool chest, right? You can always make your own, or swing by Harbor Freight and pick up this gorgeous display piece. Store your tools or small parts in this chest and it will be a pleasure pulling them out. It comes pre-lined.
Canvas Tool Bag
Eliminate the chances of your steel toolbox scratching your work surface by switching to canvas tool bag. The open-top design allows for easy access, and the fabric construction means it’s lighter to carry than a classic steel framed box. (Psst! Here are 11 things Harbor Freight employees won’t tell you.)
Rolling Tool Bag
If you need a lot of heavy tools and don’t want to strain your back, this rolling tool bag is the perfect solution. It features pockets inside and out, smooth rolling casters and an extendable handle.
Classic Tool Belt
A rugged tool belt allows DIYers to take a small toolbox anywhere on the jobsite while still keeping their hands free. That allows you to work faster, safer and with less fuss than by toting around a full box of tools. Here are 17 more ideas for storing all kinds of tools.