The Importance of Having a Good Tool Box for All Your Interior Design Projects

by | Apr 6, 2020

Interior decorating is more popular than ever, with people attempting DIY projects more frequently than they ever have before. Whether you’re a professional or amateur decorator, you’ve probably encountered a few projects that are more advanced than a simple paint job or rearranging. If you run across a project that is more complicated than that, there is one item that should be by your side at all times, and that’s a quality toolbox.

Why It Matters

Every interior decorator deals with rearranging and styling the inside of a house. However, there is a lot more to it than just moving furniture. In fact, interior decorating involves a lot more tools than you may initially think. Interior decorators will have to add and remove light fixtures, assemble furniture, patch holes, and do a great deal more—all of which can be facilitated with a high-quality, well-stocked toolbox. Now, a toolbox is no use if you don’t have it set up well or if you fail to keep it organized.

Setting It Up

Regardless of whether you decide to purchase a large rolling toolbox or a small, handheld one, it is important to set it up properly. You should also keep it organized. Many people opt to use shadow boards or peg boards to set up a clear visual space for each and every tool in the toolbox.

There are several important tools that you should always keep on hand inside the toolbox. Most importantly, you should have a claw hammer, screwdrivers of different sizes and shapes, and a drill with a variety of drill bits. Putting fixtures into walls and hanging decorations will typically require drills and a hammer and nails. There are many more items you can put in your toolbox, but you have to create a clear system to keep it organized whenever you’re done using it.

When and How to Use It

The first thing to remember for how to use this toolbox is to always have it on hand. That’s why a small, portable one is typically a better choice for interior decorators. For complicated jobs, you may want a base toolbox in a garage and the ability to fill a portable box to take on-site. The tools you need should guide your choice of a toolbox, not the other way around.

If you use a tool, make sure to only remove the one that you need for your project. Once you’re finished, put it directly back in the spot it came from, that way you can always have your toolbox organized.

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