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Old 03-07-2005, 03:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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apartment dwellers, how do you store your tools?

well guys..... how? im lookin for some wasy to keep my socket set tiddy along with my other tools, the case that my craftsman sockets came in, no longer keeps them in their place and if i pick up and put it in the back of my rig, by the time i get to where im goin theyre all over the place inside the case.

so any tool organizing tips for those with little to no space would be perfect. thanks guys
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Old 03-07-2005, 03:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i have all of mine in a fabric tool bag in the back of my 4 runner, it tucks nicely between the sub box and wall...
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Old 03-07-2005, 03:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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inside the little plastic tool cases that get everything eerywhere... i put shop rags and cram as many in as possible... the tools cant move around until i take out the rags.. to use the tools, then i put them back in their spot and put all the rags back in...
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Now do you mean storing them in the rig, or your apt?
Kind of confused here.

I have two sets of tools.
Some for the rig, and my main ones in the apt.

I bought a nice Craftsman toolbox a few years back with multiple drawers, and I carry that out to the rig when I work on it here.

For the trail or road though, I have quite a few here.
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Back to your original question. Fit them anywhere you can, under beds, cabinets, outside storage if ya got it. Its not easy especially if you are up stairs like I was.
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Now do you mean storing them in the rig, or your apt?
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he means in his apt.

this is actually the very reason i only have very basic tools. if this thread offers good ideas, i may just invest insome tool sets at last...
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Old 03-07-2005, 03:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have a 4 drawer plastic tool set from Craftsman. When I had an apartment, it would chill out in the closet. Now that I have a garage..it goes in there!

Apartment life stinks, let me tell you!
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mine are in my closet and at my parents place over 2 hours away. but in a month i move to a house with a friend of mine. so it will go in my side of the garage.
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Get some socket strips from Sears to hold your sockets and organize them. I got sick of living in apartments, the last one I lived in had garages you could rent. I rented three of them, and that solved my parking and storage issues. Next time you move into an apt. look for some with garages for rent, well worth the 40-50 dollars a month.
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I did just what was said above. I bought several of those plastic socket strips from Sears. I already had one or two of the "el cheapo" all metal ones I bought somewhere and ended up throwing them away. It sure helps keep them all together. If you have a spot somewhere, you can even hang them on a wall.

My next advice is to buy a house and get the heck out of the apartment. That's my next big project. I have vowed to be in a house by the end of this year. I have had it with apartments and neighbors.
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yeah, sorry for the confusion. i was talking about storring them in my apt.

as for moving into a house, i just recently turned 21 and only moved out about 8 months ago. still goin to school and all that jazz, so thats not really possible for me. and im actually renting a room in a condo (more like and apt than a condo - 3 bedrooms 2 bath small kitchen, only one floor, smallest apt i've ever seen. but the price is right!!)

i'll have to look into the plastic socket strips. and a good sized toolbox.
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socket strips and a good box/

I just bought a set of socket strips at WalMart $4.50 each! They had 1/4 and 3/8. I also got a hell of a deal on a Cobalt tool chest at a local pawn shop for like $70!
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here's my little tool corner in my apt. All I have are some general hand tools. my socket set is a set from GearRatchet. They are sweet, take a beating, and came in the nice case!
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a. how do you get in there?
b. holy cow!
c. how do you open the fridge?
d. that makes my little toolbox look so much smaller :cry: :cry:
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hahahaha WOW!!!! i wonder if he pulls his car in there too!?!?!?
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