As I mentioned at the end I my previous post, I spent the remainder of yesterday far away from my sewing machine.
If you think of the room with my sewing machine as my hobby area then the workshop is GMan’s hobby space. From time to time we have a clean up and usually declutter a few more things. Yesterday we had another go but this time the focus was the contents of the storage cupboards under the bench rather than some of the bigger garden items.
We decided to move all of the various jars and containers of nails, screws, rivets etc from the shelf in the cupboard to this set of shelves which we had inherited and mounted on the wall some time ago. We had not really used the shelves but it is now much easier to see what we actually have.
I finally found a solution for storing the various extension cords. This metal bracket which came from my father’s workshop has been mounted just above the bench.
We could not complete the final bit of organisation until today as we needed to buy some plastic plugs to allow us the screw into the concrete block wall to mount the shelf to the left of this photo.
We have yet to put anything on it but there is plenty to choose from. The shelf beside it was the subject of one of my very early blog posts – almost 6 years ago.
I found it interesting to re-read that old post because I realised that all of the items mentioned today actually belonged to my father – even the re-purposed tins cans for storing screws – on the bottom shelf of the first photograph.
And what inspired us to do all of this? It was trying to find suitable screws and the correct size drill bit for another handyman project. That will be revealed tomorrow.
This post reminds me of my late father – a dedicated saver of bits n pieces. He had jars of screws, rivets, wall plugs etc. Your repurposed tin cans have given me an idea for a bit more organisation of W’s shed!
Love the Tuna tins!!