Basic equipment

Basic tools to have in one's toolbox.


2/20/20242 min read

Organizing your toolbox: guide with comprehensive list of equipment for a hobbyist.


For any DIY enthusiast or professional, owning a toolbox well organized is critical to working efficiently and saving valuable time. In this comprehensive guide, we provide practical tips and a detailed list of tools to help you optimize your toolbox and maximize your productivity.

Advice for organization:

1. Choose the right toolbox:

  • Adequate size to hold all your tools (also consider buying a tool cart for added mobility).

  • Durable material to protect them during transport.

2. It creates a logical subdivision:

  • Organizes tools according to function or type of work (cutting, measuring, fixing, etc.).

  • Use separate compartments to avoid confusion and facilitate access.

3. It uses dividers and compartments:

  • Divide the box into custom sections with adjustable dividers or plastic containers.

  • Optimize space to fit the size of tools.

4. Label the compartments:

  • Label compartments with the name of the tool for quick and intuitive searching.

  • Use wear-resistant, easy-to-read labels.

5. Protect smaller tools:

  • Use bags or cases for screwdrivers, hex wrenches, screwdriver bits, and other minute tools.

  • Avoid losing or damaging them during transport or use.

6. Maintain order:

  • Put tools back where they belong after each use.

  • Create a tidying system to keep the toolbox organized at all times.

7. Cleaning and maintenance:

  • Clean tools regularly to remove dust and dirt.

  • Prevent rust and wear with specific products.

8. Periodic checks:

  • Do a periodic check-up to make sure all tools are present and working.

  • Replace or repair damaged or missing tools.

9. Upgrade your endowment:

  • Supplement your toolbox with new tools according to your needs and projects.

  • Make sure you always have the tools you need to work effectively.

10. Additional tips:

Customize your toolbox with accessories such as tool holders, adhesive tapes, and hooks.

Invest in high-quality tools for durability and reliability.

Consult online guides and tutorials to improve your organization skills.

Basic list for a toolbox:


Hand saw

5-meter tape measure

Screwdriver set (slotted and Phillips)



Iron File


Set of hex wrenches

Screwdriver bit set


Drill bit set


Organizing your toolbox takes time and dedication, but the benefits in terms of efficiency, productivity and safety are undeniable. With a well-organized toolbox complete with all the tools you need, you will be ready to tackle any do-it-yourself project or job with professionalism and satisfaction.