Some people might not see the point of getting a traditional toolbox. After all, not everyone needs all that extra stuff. A few tools to handle most repairs on a house and car, that’s all most people need. Why buy a toolbox for a few items if you already know where they go?

Well, there are several alternatives to toolboxes that can allow for further customization, without buying a huge amount of toolbox space for your small toolset.

Use an Old Tool Bucket

The first is a traditional bucket, and it can be a large or a small bucket. They can be bought or salvaged from anywhere, and once it is cleaned then just lay an old shirt down and then you have the perfect storage system. Just place everything in the bucket, with the larger tools leaning against the sides and the smaller stuff at the bottom.

A traditional tool belt is another way to put all your tools together, especially if you have a small set of tools to manage. Just clip them all to their spots on the belt, place the smaller stuff in the pockets, and then you can work hands free without any trouble. All your tools can be on and then go back to the belt, once the job is done.

Turn a Wall into a Storage Slot

Pegboards can also help set up an empty wall into a storage spot, and various shelves and storage options offer more customization. So, you can hang your tools in the garage without a massive workbench taking up space, and then be able to instantly see them and know whenever one might be misplaced.

rolling tool chest cabinet

These are alternatives, but if your tools soon overflow your storage space it might be time to upgrade to a toolbox or a rolling tool chest cabinet. Just know that as long as your toolbox changes with the amount of tools you have, you’ll be able to handle any job that comes your way.