Thursday, June 26, 2014

Three Awesome and Unusual Uses for Toolboxes

Large, steel toolboxes are the organization tool of choice for all serious mechanics, but these huge systems with their collections of drawers and cabinets are excellent for other crafts and hobbies as well. Here are three ingenious and quirky alternative uses for professional toolboxes.

Quilters and Seamstresses

The sheer amount of sharp or pointy objects necessary for cutting and piecing fabric together can make it a hazardous hobby for those with pets or small children. A mid-sized tool box not only locks these items away from little hands and paws, but can keep a huge amount of cloth, thread, bric-a-brac and binding materials handy and organized. For the serious quilter, the sturdy design of a big toolbox makes the top surface perfect for supporting the weight of a serging machine or a sewing machine. Seamstresses will like the ability to lay out smaller patterns on the top without taking up the floor or dining-room table for their project. The steel construction also resists nicks and chips far more than a wood table and will also hold a magnet in place for pins.

Scrapbook Enthusiasts

Anyone who has ever made a scrapbook can tell you that the piles of supplies add up quickly. Everything from tiny pots of glitter to hundreds of small ink stampers need to be organized and squirreled away in a logical system. The shallow, lined drawers of a toolbox like those sold by Elite Toolboxes are perfect for keeping all the odds and ends organized and within reach. The cabinet portions can be excellent for storing the various page components without wrinkling or bending them. If a page needs to hang to dry, a few magnets will hold it to the side of the toolbox until it's ready to be added to the scrapbook.

Miniature Creators and Painters

The world of miniatures encompasses everything from those who like to make model train landscapes to those who like to play tabletop role playing games. One thing all miniatures have in common is the need for a dedicated place to lay out dozens of minuscule parts, paint them and wait for them to dry without being disturbed. A professional toolbox is just the right answer. Hundreds of miniatures can fit in one large, rolling box. For those who have invested a lot of money in their miniatures, having them locked safely away can also provide peace of mind.

While most people see a toolbox and immediately think of auto mechanics, there are plenty of other uses for them. Those who enjoy crafting or any kind are sure to find plenty of uses for all of the drawers and cabinets in a professional toolbox.


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i like the idea for scrapbook people!

Karen Glatt said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I never thought about other uses for Toolboxes, but this is such a good idea to be able to use a tool box for my scrapbooking materials. What a wonderful idea. Thanks for the tip.

Rachel C said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These are great ideas! Plastic craft storage can get pretty expensive, so this would be a nice alternative.
I can imagine my kids filling it with beads!

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