20081121 - utility room organization - 0 - 172-7245 - main tool store

I spent a couple hours over the course of a few days to completely organize the utility room and my tools as much as possible. To the extent of sorting every individual screw, and hanging all my tools on the wall so I never forget where they are.


The bottom is my favorite part - a swath of unused wall that would never ever serve any purpose. Now it does. It's also nice when I still have the original packaging for things I rarely use, like my desoldering iron and crescent/basin wrench. (If I find random things, I use smaller nails, since they're less permanent -- like the extra lint traps we accidentally bought.)


(See note.) I also hung up the vice that I made myself (poured the metal into a cast and everything) in 7th grade in Industrial Arts (shop). And then I ended up finally using it for it's intended purpose for the first time in 22 years, simply because of a combination of factors: 1) I now knew where all my tools were, and 2) Using wood glue, and not realizing you had to clamp what you glued, I was given the chance to wonder, "How do I clamp this?" Voila!


Kwik Seal caulk, box cutters, clamps, desoldering iron, glue, hex wrenches, hot glue gun, light bulbs, lint traps, litter box, mineral spirits, notebook, outlet tester, paint brushes, pliers, putty knife, rubber wrench, sharpener, soldering iron, spackle, staple gun, tacks, wire brush.


utility room, Clint and Carolyn's house, Alexandria, Virginia.


November 21, 2008.


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Taken on November 21, 2008