Seven handy tool storage ideas
Keeping your tools safe, secure and in easy reach makes it so much easier to get your projects done. Whether you need tool storage for work or around the home, there’s a huge range of handy options in all shapes and sizes.
Tool chests and trolleys
You can store all your important tools in style and keep them mobile with a tool chest or trolley. Great for the garage or workshop, features include push-to-open cabinets and fully lined draws to keep your tools protected, organised and in easy reach. Many tool chests are lockable, have castor wheels for better mobility and are made from anti-fingerprint stainless steel or powder coated steel.
Plastic tool boxes
A highly portable tool storage option, plastic tool boxes are perfect for everyone from the serious D.I.Yer to the professional tradie. Great for carrying basic hand tools or storing smaller items and fixings, they feature built-in compartments and handy lift-out trays. Made from heavy-duty material, such as polypropylene, they are designed to be durable, waterproof, air tight and dust proof. Many plastic tool boxes are lockable, while some larger models come with wheels and telescopic handles for easy transportation.
Built tough for all kinds of conditions, cargo boxes offer a durable and portable tool storage option whether you’re on the move or in the garage. Great for throwing in the back of the ute, loading onto trucks and boats or even camping, they are made from thick UV stabilised, weather and impact resistant plastic. Safe and secure with lockable features and steel hinges, they are also designed for easy stacking and come with padded carry handles and cable stays.
Metal tool boxes
Great for the professional tradesman or D.I.Y. enthusiast, metal tool boxes are ideal for storing tools and equipment in the back of your ute. Typically, metal tool boxes offer secure storage and are constructed from durable aluminium checker plate or galvanised steel. They also offer extra features like gas struts, stainless steel piano hinges and compression locks.
Site boxes give you the ultimate in protection and security for your valuable tools. Made from tough galvanised steel, these boxes are often fitted with gas strut piano hinges on the hood and feature recessed locking systems that make them almost impossible to break into. Fitted with heavy duty handles and forklift truck skids they load up easily onto your vehicle.
A sturdy yet lightweight option for carrying your power tools or air tools on site, tool bags come in a range of sizes. Made from durable material, they are easy to load up and come with handy pockets and compartments. They typically feature moulded rubber bases that keep your tools dry and protected from the elements.
When you need to be mobile or work up a ladder, you can keep the important tools for your job handy and in easy reach with a tool belt. Typically, these sturdy belts are made from oil tanned leather and are designed to withstand the rigours of the worksite.
Choose the right tools
Now you’ve got your storage sorted you’ll need some tools to store, find out how to select the tools you need for your toolbox.
Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions which came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings team member.