Keeping your tools organized will cut down on time looking for tools and make for an organized and efficient workspace. Read through our recommendations and ideas on tool organization and browse through our foam tool organizing systems.


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Tool Storage Ideas

Tool Storage Ideas

Lean manufacturing emphasizes organization, but it can be difficult figuring out just how to get started. This article lays out some common and effective ways of getting organized quickly.

Perpetual Inventory System

Perpetual Inventory System

Using a perpetual inventory system is a great way to keep track of inventory, ordering, and other related tasks in order to keep your business running efficiently.

8D for Problem Solving

8D for Problem Solving

The 8 Disciplines (often seen as the acronym “8D") is a problem-solving method initially developed by the Ford Motor Company to resolve a wide variety of problems in any professional environment. Find out how the 8D method can benefit your workplace.

Lean Logistics

Lean Logistics

Lean logistics is a detailed implementation or organization of an operation that is more complex in nature than what you see in standard lean strategy.

Lean Supplies

Lean Supplies

Learn what supplies and tools you can use to make Lean manufacturing efforts successful.

19 Tool Foam Hacks and Tips for Your Tool Drawers

19 Tool Foam Hacks and Tips for Your Tool Drawers

Use these tool foam organizer tips and hacks get your workspace in order and simplify your life.


Tool Organization Questions and Answers

What are different types of tool organization?

At Creative safety Supply we offer a variety of solutions when it comes to organizing tools in the workplace. A workplace could use one of these strategies or a combination… 

What are the cons of using a toolbox?

Using a toolbox and tossing tools in there with no organization plan will not only waste resources, but could lead managers to reordering unnecessary replacement tools, or workers getting injured.… 

How can the use of colors improve tool organization?

Using color is an excellent and effective tool for nearly any organizational efforts of a workplace. Both color coding and using a two-color organization system can add an extra level… 

What should my first step in tool organization be?

Taking a cue from 5S, the first step of tool reorganization should be to sort. Sorting will help to get rid of common problems almost immediately including getting rid of… 

How can I use labels for tool organization?

One of the oldest and most effective organizational strategies used in any application is labeling, and labels used alongside other tool organization strategies are an easy way for workers to… 

Who benefits from a new tool organization strategy?

Many parties benefit from tool organization in the workplace including workers, managers, and customers. By eliminating wastes and streamlining the manufacturing, all parties involved will be benefitted in some way.… 

How can shadow board tape help my tool organizational efforts?

Vinyl shadow board tape is an extremely versatile tool for organizational efforts. Vinyl shadow board tape can be used on pegboards, inside drawers of a toolbox, in a cabinet, or… 

What are the benefits of using tool foam for organization?

Tool foam offers many benefits when it comes to organization including customization, durability, and protection for the tools.  The foam sheets in Creative Safety Supply’s tool foam kits have been… 

How do I organize using tool foam?

Tool foam is an easy and cost-effective option for adding an organizational strategy to an existing toolbox. Whether it’s a manufacturing factory or an auto body shop, a tool chest… 

How do I organize with a pegboard?

Pegboards are one of the oldest strategies used for tool organization and has been around for decades. Pegboards can often be found in a garage or workshop but are also… 

How can tool organization reduce waste?

While it may seem logical to put tools in toolbox drawers and call it organized, you may be wasting more resources than you realize. Wasted resources, whether it’s time, money,… 

Is tool organization Lean?

Lean manufacturing and its related strategies are focused on streamlining processes and reducing waste with organization efforts a main component. Organizing the workplace to help the flow of processes is… 

Why is tool organization important?

Tool organization can be extremely beneficial to any kind of facility. It may seem like a hassle, but it will help workplaces run more smoothly and ultimately affect the bottom… 

What tools can be organized?

When you first think of tools that can be organized, you may think of hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers, etc. first. While it is important these tools are organized in a logical… 

How is tool organization apart of 5S?

The five key components of the 5S methodology are sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain. These steps can apply to nearly any area of a facility including workbenches,… 

What is tool organization?

Tool organization is much more than putting tools in a toolbox and separating tools by drawers. While this may seem like the logical solution to organizing the workplace, there are… 

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Tool Organization with Foam Kits

Tool Organization with Foam Kits

Tool Organization and Control with Foam Kits EMPTY your tool drawer. MEASURE the inside dimensions of the drawer. MARK AND… 

Tool Organization Podcasts

It’s easy to forget how dangerous tools can be. They’re around every worksite, in constant use. But tool safety is… 

This is the story of tragedy that could have been avoided with better safety housekeeping. Here, we detail a fatal… 

Increase efficiency by red-tagging items you don’t need immediately. Store them or get rid of them. Red tagging is part of… 

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