Divide (Your Tools) and Conquer (Your Projects)!

Martha Stewart Living

Confession: the tool "area" (which consists of the bottom half of a too-tall shelf in the cabinet of my kitchen) is a terrifying jumble of loose nails, hammers (yes, multiple), wrenches (though never the size needed) and more all tangled together without even the slightest hint of organization.Oh sure, every now and then organization will take place, and maybe even stick for a few months, but a recent piece spied in the latest Martha Stewart Living magazine has me completely rethinking the way tools have been stored all these years. They suggest in the magazine creating tool kits for your most common repair needs, like a drywall repair kit, picture hanging kit, furniture repair kit and more. Love it! You can find their suggested lists of what to put in each kit in the January 2012 Martha Stewart Living issue or create your own kits based off of what you know you would need.

What kind of tool kits would you use the most? What's a kit you might use that they don't mention, that would be something unique to your home's needs? Would you even want to create individual kits, or does that seem like overkill? Let us know!

MORE TOOL KIT TIPS ON APARTMENT THERAPY:
Small Space Checklist: Toolbox Basics
Designer DIY Tools
My Renovation Tools Top 10: Timothy Dahl
A New Home Tool Kit
Building a Beautiful Toolbox

(Image: Adrienne Breaux)

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