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How to Store Power Tools

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February 1, 2018


5 min

Storing power tools

Organizing and storing power tools properly requires planning and it’s different for everyone. Power tool storage solutions may vary depending on how many tools you have. Tool storage solutions may also be dictated by how often you will need to use your tools, along with how much space you have available to store them. But regardless of your specific needs for storing power tools, there are simple steps that everyone can take in order to keep your construction tool storage safe and organized.

The first step is to ask the following questions in order to determine your individual power tool storage needs.

  • How many power tools do you need to store?
  • When is the next time you will need to use your power tools?
  • What are the size requirements for the tools you will need to store?
  • Who will be accessing your power tools while they are in storage?

Storing Power Tools for Seasonal and Daily Use

If you work in the construction or landscaping industry, you probably use your tools on a regular basis. So it’s important to first differentiate seasonal power tool storage from storing power tools for daily use. As far as tool storage solutions for daily use, we recommend storing power tools in plastic bins that can be temporarily kept at your job site. The bins create an effective seal keeping water and other contaminants out, while making them relatively easy to access. Bins are also a power tool storage option that have the added bonus of being easy to load into a truck or van, making it simple to transport your tools to job sites.

Power Tool Storage

If you are packing your tools away for the season, or simply do not have the space to store your tools at your job site or home, self-storage units are a great tool storage solution. You can use bins to safely store power tools within a storage unit while also keeping the unit organized. Creating a running inventory list of what you are storing is highly recommended as well, and an important aspect of how to store power tools properly in an effective power tool storage system. This will also make accessing your items while storing power tools in your storage unit much simpler, ensuring you aren’t wasting time preparing for a job by searching for your equipment.

Self Storage as a Tool Storage Solutions

ezStorage offers a variety of self-storage units in different sizes, with options including drive-up units and climate controlled units. We have many solutions that will be sure to meet your power tool storage needs large or small. To discuss availability and get a quote, call our self-storage experts today at: 877-467-8673.

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5x5 locker

5' x 5' (25 sq ft) (Locker)

Half the height of our standard 5' x 5', our lockers will hold personal items, clothes boxes, business records and sale rep materials. This is our smallest storage unit. Available at most locations.

5x5 unit size

5' x 5' Storage Unit (25 Sq. Ft.) (standard closet size)

How big is a 5x5? A 5x5 will hold personal items, clothes, boxes, small furniture items, business records and sales rep materials.

5x10 unit size

5' x 10' Storage Units (50 Sq. Ft.) (walk-in closet size)

Will hold small amounts of furniture, boxspring and mattress, business records and other small items.

10x10 unit size

10' x 10' Storage Units (100 Sq. Ft.) (standard bedroom size)

Will hold a 1 bedroom apartment w/major appliances, other furniture and supplies.

10x15 unit size

10' x 15' Storage Unit (150 Sq. Ft.) (1/2 standard one-car garage size)

What will fit in a 10x15? This size storage-unit will hold contents of a 2 bedroom apartment or house including appliances and boxes, or commercial storage inventory.

10x20 unit size

10' x 20' Storage Unit (200 Sq. Ft.) (standard one-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 3 bedroom apartment or house plus major appliances and lots of boxes. Business storage, ideal for storage racks.

10x30 unit size

10' x 30' Storage Unit (300 Sq. Ft.) (standard two-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 4 to 5 bedroom house with major appliances and room for boxes. Business storage for files, equipment and permanent records.

Renting Online is Simple

  1. Select the storage unit size you’re interested in.
  2. Click on “Rent Now” and follow the steps.
  3. Select the autopay option.
  4. Once completed, you will receive an email with your storage unit number and access code.
  5. To reduce person-to-person contact, don’t forget to bring your own lock. Don’t already have a lock? No problem you can stop by the rental office to buy one on your first visit!