Whether it’s your toolbox at home or the heavy duty toolbox you use in the course of your business, you want to keep your investment in good condition for as long as possible. Fortunately, there are simple things you can do to extend the life of your toolbox. Consider these three helpful tips.
Clean Your Toolbox Once a Month
One simple thing you can do is remove the tools from your toolbox once a month and vacuum the interior. Also, use a clean rag along with mild soap to wipe the individual trays and compartments. Check for any spilled substances or residue inside the box. If there are any spills, cleaning them right away can help to maintain the condition of the toolbox’s interior. As a bonus, cleaning your toolbox once a month allows you to check the condition of your tools to determine whether any need to be replaced.
Store Your Toolbox in a Safe Manner
A toolbox can suffer damage if it’s not stored in a safe way. For instance, if you want to put your toolbox on a shelf in your garage make sure the shelf is sturdy enough to handle the weight. Also, avoid stacking heavy items on top of your toolbox. Heavy items can put a lot of unwelcome pressure on the lid. It’s best to store a toolbox away from areas where it may be kicked or knocked over by people passing through.
Protect the Bottom of Your Toolbox
The bottom of a toolbox can suffer wear and tear if it sits on a garage or work room
floor all day. Getting toolbox casters can remedy this problem. Instead of scraping the bottom of your toolbox across cement, it can slide over the floor on its casters. This helps to maintain the condition of the toolbox and makes it easier to move around. Putting your toolbox on casters makes it all the more convenient when you want to move it all the way across a large garage. In addition, if water leaks into your garage, your toolbox will sit safely off the ground. Plus, if your toolbox is off the ground, it’s less vulnerable to damage done by rodents and other pests.
Extending the life of your toolbox allows you to save money and get the most out of your investment.