11 Simple Ways to Organize Any Workshop

11 Simple Ways to Organize Any Workshop

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11 Tips to Organize Any Workshop
⏱️ Chapters
00:00 Intro
00:55 Tip #1
01:47 Tip #2
02:22 Tip #3
03:30 Tip #4
04:13 Tip #5
04:32 Tip #6
05:21 Tip #7
06:45 Tip #8
07:42 Tip #9
08:20 Tip #10
09:15 Tip #11



  1. Tariq Khan on September 17, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    OMFG… this is insane neatness! drooool.

  2. Bad Dog Homestead on September 17, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    Love the tips here. Will be using some of these ideas in my own shop! Might post a video about it 😉

  3. derick bosse on September 17, 2023 at 8:00 pm

    You kinda got me goin there bruh🥵

  4. Chester Watson on September 17, 2023 at 8:02 pm

    Great shop and topic. One suggestion regarding presentation – limit your hand movements when talking. It detracts from paying attention to what is being said.

  5. Mladen Ivosevic on September 17, 2023 at 8:03 pm

    I am an absolute beginner and find your advices very helpful!

  6. john lupone on September 17, 2023 at 8:03 pm

    Nice job and some great ideas. I can’t say that I learned anything, but it was fun to see the order you put them in. I agree with most of all your rules.

    I agree with 3frogltd cleaning is very important and much safer than working in a messy shop. ALL of my accidents have come from being messy and then getting in a hurry. I do not have a cleaning schedule, but I make sure I clean the shop after or before every new job.

    Again, nice video.

    PS I was just thinking about hanging more stuff. I need space to store stuff that I am working on, I am often surprised at how often customers delay in picking up stuff or getting back to me with the details I need to continue the project.

    PPS all my cabinets go all the way to the ceiling.

  7. Peter Stokes on September 17, 2023 at 8:04 pm

    I spend time trying to find the tool and then I forget what I wanted it for in the first place.

  8. Making Moore on September 17, 2023 at 8:05 pm

    Just moved from a shop where we often pulled everything out into the driveway to build. Truck tailgates were an essential work space. Now we have 3000 sq ft… but just emptied our 5 storage units into it. Smh. Posted our before video and came looking for where to start.

    So we start at your step 1. I reckon that alone is going to take us a minute. But when done there I’ll be back for step 2.

  9. LordAzrielXIII on September 17, 2023 at 8:07 pm

    For fastener bin storage, another helpful and easy thing you can do is to take one of each of the fasteners and glue it to the front of the bin so you can actually SEE what is in them at a glance insted of having to read among all the same looking labels. Also, you can color code your labels according to type like red for screws, green for nails, yellow for nuts and bolts, etc.

  10. Skippy Lippy on September 17, 2023 at 8:08 pm

    Wow! Such organization skills. Amazing shop. 🤩

  11. Woodworks by Grampies on September 17, 2023 at 8:08 pm

    Hola! 🖐I’m just about done emptying out my two car garage to begin building a shop. This video is full of good tips and suggestions. I will definitely go back and reference this one more than once I’m sure. Just subbed thanks to this video. Take care and have a good one, Adios!👊

  12. Project Explore on September 17, 2023 at 8:09 pm

    Really helpful video thanks

  13. Average Car Guy on September 17, 2023 at 8:11 pm

    Nice shop. I see you suffer from my own affliction where most of what I build it to organize the tools I build with.

  14. Ron on September 17, 2023 at 8:11 pm

    what was your cost on the miter saw station?

  15. Dan Huston on September 17, 2023 at 8:11 pm

    11 was my favorite

  16. Amanda Madden on September 17, 2023 at 8:12 pm

    I’m like 30 seconds in and I’m staying for the movie references that you’ve already made

  17. Bongos Big Ole Bonanza on September 17, 2023 at 8:13 pm

    Greetings from Michigan barn/garage via Chicago. I liked and appreciate everything but that terrible hat you’re wearing. 🫨

  18. Always Censored on September 17, 2023 at 8:14 pm

    After tripping over junk I came to the conclusion I need to organise my workshop, alot. This was the first vid I found, most useful. Immediately noticeable is I need much more lighting.

  19. Wayne Combs on September 17, 2023 at 8:15 pm

    This was outstanding content. You had me at 11!! LOL I’m not a woodworker, just a handyman and DIYer but fight the organization battle like so many. Thanks for sharing what works for you and your great looking shop.

  20. Mauricio Palazzuoli on September 17, 2023 at 8:16 pm

    Great tips, loved it.

  21. accordiontube on September 17, 2023 at 8:18 pm

    I really like your shop and the tip to create storage for related items UNDER the tool is a good one. I also like the small, clear container hack. You may want to update the link. Product currently not available as of July 31.

  22. Gonzo Mlynarczyk on September 17, 2023 at 8:18 pm

    This is a great video on organization! I am a scrap hoarder by nature and having a space where you say ‘It doesn’t fit, so it goes in the fire’ is really important

  23. Robert H on September 17, 2023 at 8:19 pm

    GREAT video! Thanks

  24. Harold Mack on September 17, 2023 at 8:19 pm

    Tysk, tysk. You had a cordless router on top of the drill/driver station and not with the routing cart 😂

  25. Ian Campbell on September 17, 2023 at 8:20 pm

    Very inspiring video, and a beautiful shop!
    I would be interested in the ratio of time taken to create all the organizational cabinets and whatnot vs actual time working on projects. I am currently finishing one kitchen build, two base cabinets remaining, while also starting on the next kitchen build, and I just don’t have any time to organize my shop that way. I’m lucky if the floor gets swept once a week.
    How does one overcome the time issue?

  26. Thomas Richmond on September 17, 2023 at 8:21 pm

    Awesome video. Very helpful and informative. Thank you.

  27. Bronson Baker on September 17, 2023 at 8:21 pm

    Great advice and video mate. Completely enjoyed scanning your workshop for ideas, however your tips were super valuable….
    Thank you

  28. Bruce Gibson on September 17, 2023 at 8:24 pm

    Finely broke the piggy bank and am receiving a new drum sander (S/M 19/38) today. After the excitement and hooray are gone, the truth comes into play. I get to rearrange my shop to make it more usable. So, I (1st) get to get it off the delivery truck on to my trailer – some delivery system! Then off my trailer into my shop. No wait, 1st, I’ve got to make room in my shop. This means I’ve got move my work table (32" x 60")Then my 60" lathe up against the wall (better chip concentration? , install a pair of LED lights above the lathe, plus a clean-up where the lathe and work bench were. Oh, also put the drum sander together! Looks like another week’s worth of work without production! I love being retired!!

  29. Whole Food Plant People (WFPP) on September 17, 2023 at 8:24 pm

    First time designing my workshop. Never had the space or time before. Great suggestions. Gonna take this and run with the project! Thanks 👍

  30. Motsy on September 17, 2023 at 8:25 pm

    When you said “ how often..” my answer was “ all the time”. Both times..

  31. Moon-lit rider on September 17, 2023 at 8:26 pm

    great content thanks

  32. Ирина Клименко on September 17, 2023 at 8:26 pm

    This press has worked like a charm for my projects https://www.youtube.com/post/UgkxajoEbapTfqWaadnqb04h6U576yxXp-FE . I didn’t even secure it to my table top, mainly due to the fact that I was using a 15 lbs drill vise. It’s not flimsy at all as to what others have claimed it to be. Make sure the locking nuts and levers are secured and there won’t be any issues with light pressure and patience. I was able to drill through aluminum, plastic, and steel (steel took a while) with no problems at all. Yeah it took a little longer than a regular drill press, but I don’t have the space OR the money for one.The instruction manual was worthless, but luckily assembling the press was intuitive. However, the manual would be good for ordering replacement parts if needed. There is a nice breakdown of the parts that are included in the kit. Before ordering, make sure it is compatible with your unit, it is clearly stated what models the press is compatible with.This was an excellent purchase for $40!!

  33. Richard Pogue on September 17, 2023 at 8:31 pm

    Great information, it’s difficult working in a very small shop like mine. Staying organized is not my strong point for sure

  34. Raymond Joseph on September 17, 2023 at 8:31 pm

    I love when i find the box of screws i bought 3 years ago. SURPISE. If i ever get around the building the shop i want. I will not put cabinet doors on. If i can see the tool my brain will remember where it is and goes.

  35. Diego PC on September 17, 2023 at 8:31 pm

    Thank you so much, did you make you own carts and cabinets? I think so, surprising

  36. Coolabah Woodworking on September 17, 2023 at 8:32 pm

    Great video mate! Super useful

  37. Dave Colelli on September 17, 2023 at 8:33 pm

    Where did you get your cabinets for your shop?

  38. Larry Guthrie on September 17, 2023 at 8:34 pm

    Add #12 to your list. Duh

  39. namesnotmark on September 17, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    A label maker is one of the best and most crucial tools any woodworker can own. Being organized is just as important as creating a good work of art. Beautiful shop man!

  40. Eduardo Jimenez on September 17, 2023 at 8:39 pm

    Amazing video! I would love more like these!

  41. Hosoi Archives on September 17, 2023 at 8:39 pm

    I like this video

  42. Jeffrey Barreiros on September 17, 2023 at 8:41 pm

    Wish you were my neighbor you can come over!

  43. Bill Burfield on September 17, 2023 at 8:43 pm

    Awesome video’s

  44. Shotleythinktank on September 17, 2023 at 8:43 pm

    Only thing I don’t like about vertical wood storage is wood tends to warp. Softwoods especially

  45. Robert E. Wilson on September 17, 2023 at 8:43 pm

    If the piece is to small for a cutting board it may be a handle or pen blank for me.

  46. aman rayat on September 17, 2023 at 8:46 pm

    Which plywood r u using to make your cabinets could u tell me pls love from 🇮🇳

  47. Jolon Andrade on September 17, 2023 at 8:47 pm

    You sound a lot like Saul Goodman

  48. Angie Williams on September 17, 2023 at 8:47 pm

    Great tips. I used your link to get the little plastic bins. I’m about to redo my storage for fasteners and such like these. I also have a little clamp envy. Well… actually… alot. 😂. Just watched your assembly table video before this. And like I said there… there are tons of videos out there about assembly tables. Same with shop cabinets. I’ve used plans from Fix This Build That and Make Something. I think one thing that comes to mind when I see your shop is that I like the style. I like the way everything looks. I am personally struggling with my shop organization in a big way. I have been extremely blessed with having my dream shop as far as size and tools. I love my space. But it’s not set up well. In the last year I added two big things. A laser (GF) and an MFT3 table. I also have an xcarve. And the layout… just isn’t working for me. And even though I have a large shop… I’ve managed to clutter it pretty bad, storing things that don’t belong in there. So I’ve been on a kick to reorganize and purge. I think one helpful way to do this is to redefine my shop furniture. I’ve pieced things together. Some are relevant still and some are not. But what I would really like to do is have something cohesive. With that said… off to watch more of your videos on building shop furniture. Thanks for sharing.

  49. Dawn Stevenson on September 17, 2023 at 8:49 pm

    Many have already shared the same thoughts. Outstanding content and I love your simple and straight to the point presentation style. Thank you!

  50. Steven S on September 17, 2023 at 8:51 pm

    I have "repurchased" so many tools and crap because while I knew I had them, where there were was a bigger mystery than what’s happening at Area 51. That motivated me to organize…but there are so darn many ways to do it that I get overwhelmed – should I use French cleats? Cabinets? Shelves? wtf? Thanks for the ideas!

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